Rutgers Pre-College Arts Program

October 12 — December 14, 2019

Classes are held on Saturdays, from 10 AM – 1 PM
*no classes on Oct. 19 and Nov. 30

Rutgers University—Camden Department of Fine 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 2019:



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 will 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.


Costume Design

Students will plunge into the world of costume design by learning about costume history and the industry, and will gain practical experience through hands-on application of conception and construction methods. Make your favorite characters come to life by creating your own designs utilizing a variety of materials, methods, and madness.



This course is designed to introduce film production to students who are interested in making short films. You will gain a basic understanding of visual narrative, storytelling, camera operation, and editing in 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 both individually and in groups. 


Graphic Design

This class will allow students to learn graphic skills and construct 2D computer designs, visuals, structures, and systems. The course utilizes Adobe Suite Programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create both digital and print works. In addition to learning these skills and techniques, students will study the strategies and contemporary aesthetics being used in the Graphic Design field today. Participants will apply this knowledge to their own art and design practices.