Rutgers Pre-College Arts Program

February 18 — April 15, 2023


Classes are held on Saturdays, from 10 AM – 1 PM

Rutgers University—Camden Department of Visual, Media and Performing Arts offers a wide range of innovative visual and performing arts classes during the spring semester.  These 8-week courses are designed for high school students and taught by university-level professors.


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The cost of this 8-week program is $325.

The following courses in Art, Music, and Theater are being offered in Spring 2023:

ANIMATION (Registration for this class is now closed.)
Learn the Fundamentals of Computer animation and visual storytelling. In this course, you will explore 3D modeling, lighting and animation techniques ranging from the fundamental ball bounce to character animation. You’ll be introduced to the wide range of possibilities the animation industry has to offer while building your foundations using the latest software such as Maya and Z-Brush. Students will collect their best works into an animation demo reel at the conclusion of the semester.

The Portfolio Prep course is designed for students interested in applying to art schools and colleges. This includes any media or concentration including studio or digital visual arts. You will create a well-rounded portfolio that follows the expectations of prestigious art programs. You’ll then apply this knowledge to your own work, showcasing the uniqueness and skill that you possess as an artist. In addition to artistic skill development, you will learn the standards of presentation for portfolio reviews and familiarize yourself with the admissions process.

Music Technology and Production is focused on the creative use of computers and synthesizers. You will work with DAW (Digital Audio Work- station) applications doing recording, tracking, sequencing, editing, sampling, processing as well as working with notational software. You will be working individually and in groups, experimenting with creating contemporary music using industry standard software. The primary emphasis of this course is learning professional recording studio production techniques.

This course is designed to introduce film pro- duction to students who are interested in making short films.You will gain a basic understanding of visual narrative, storytelling, camera operation and editing your workin post-production. You will have a chance to practice these techniques through producing your own films. By the end of the course, students will complete two major projects that they will have worked on individually and in groups.


Rutgers University–Camden Pre-College Arts Program Cancelation Policy:

Cancellations 14 days or more before the first class of the Pre-College Arts Program will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the first class will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds after the start of the program. To cancel, please contact