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Academic Foundations 003
African American and African Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History (080, 081, 082, 083, 085)
Learning Goals
B.A. in Art (080) with a Specialization in Art History
B.A. in Art (080) with a Specialization in Fine Art
B.A. in Art (080) with a Specialization in Graphic Design
B.F.A. in Visual Arts (081) with a Specialization in Fine Art
B.F.A. in Visual Arts (081) with a Specialization in Graphic Design
Minor in Art (080)
Minor in Art History (082)
Courses (Art 080, B.F.A. Visual Arts 081)
Courses (Art History 082)
Courses (Arts, Culture, and Media Core Courses 083)
Courses (Design 085)
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology 460)
Economics 220
English (350 and 352)
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience Engineering 465
Global Politics 487
Health Information Management 504
Health Sciences: Aging 499J
Health Sciences: Health Advocacy 499K
History (History 510, American 512)
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
Information Systems 548
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism and Media Studies 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Religious Studies 840
Russian 860
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Urban Education 300
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2016–2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Art, Design, and Art History (080, 081, 082, 083, 085)  

Art, Design, and Art History (080, 081, 082, 083, 085)

Department of Arts, Culture, and Media

Bradley Hall



Chair: Ian Watson

Deputy Chair: Paul Sternberger


Ned Drew, B.F.A, M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth

Henry Martin, B.Mus., Oberlin College; M.M., Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton

Lewis Porter, B.A., Rochester; M.A., Tufts; Ph.D., Brandeis

Sandra Skoglund, B.A., Smith College; M.A., M.F.A., Iowa

Robert W. Snyder, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., New York

Edin Velez

Ian Watson, B.A., Sydney; M.A., Ph.D., New York

Professor of Professional Practice:

Anne Englot, B.A., Binghamton; M.Arch., Ph.D., Syracuse

Associate Professors:

Stephen Laub, B.A., M.A., California (Berkeley)

Timothy F. Raphael, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern

Paul S. Sternberger, B.A., Rochester; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Kimi Takesue, B.A., Oberlin, M.F.A., Temple

Assistant Professors:

Jordan Casteel, B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.F.A., Yale

Chantal Fischzang, B.F.A., Florida Atlantic; M.F.A., Pratt

Nick Kline, B.F.A., University of the Arts; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Rachel Mundy, B.A., Wesleyan; M.M., Hartford; Ph.D., New York 

Assistant Professors of Professional Practice:

Jennifer Bernstein, B.A., Brown; M.F.A., Yale

Robin Gaby Fisher


Robert Shoup, B.F.A., Ohio Wesleyan; M.F.A., Brooklyn College


Degrees Offered

B.A. in Art (080) with a specialization in Art History
B.A. in Art (080) with a specialization in Fine Art
B.A. in Art (080) with a specialization in Graphic Design
B.F.A. in Visual Arts (081) with a specialization in Fine Art
B.F.A. in Visual Arts (081) with a specialization in Graphic Design
Minor in Art (080)
Minor in Art History (082)

The program in art, design, and art history offers two different degrees, a bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) in visual arts (often referred to as a professional degree) and a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in art (commonly referred to as a liberal arts degree). Within the B.F.A. degree, a student may define an area of specialization in fine art or graphic design, and within the B.A. degree, students may specialize in fine art, graphic design, or art history. The B.A. degree is evenly balanced between general education courses and the area of specialization, while the B.F.A. is more heavily weighted towards the area of specialization. 

Art, design, and art history's overarching teaching mission is to incorporate skills that will translate into real-world experiences upon graduation and to be provided with the opportunity to become sophisticated and productive artists/designers, professionals, and scholars. To that end, we have developed an internship program that has placed our students as interns with artists, and in graphic design firms, art galleries, and museums in New Jersey and New York.

Students accepted to the university may declare themselves a B.A. major after their first year, while a student interested in the B.F.A. degree must apply to one of the two yearly portfolio reviews usually scheduled in November and March.

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