Art Department

  • Rowan University Art - Drawing 1
    Student work from Drawing I. Prof Adam Lovitz

Art Department

Department of Art

Art Faculty Spotlight

Nancy Ohanian

Art Prof Ohanian, internationally acclaimed political cartoonist, wins Berryman Award


Nancy Ohanian


The National Press Foundation has announced that Rowan Professor Nancy Ohanian, whose syndicated political illustrations publish in some 250 newspapers each week, has won the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.


"As a political cartoonist, everything can be a symbol," she said. "There’s a difference between looking at an object as its identity and seeing it as a symbol that might imply something else."


Full story at Rowan News:

https://today.rowan.edu/news/2018/11/art_prof_ohanian_internationally_acclaimed.html


Nancy Ohanian website: 

https://www.nancyohanian.com/


Press:

https://nationalpress.org/award-winner/nancy-ohanian/

https://nationalpress.org/newsfeed/berryman-cartooning-award-goes-nancy-ohanian/


Professor Ohanian's bio

 

 
The Department of Art embraces teaching and learning at the intersection of multiple disciplines to foster curiosity and innovation. Integrating new technologies, the department extends traditional connections of art and design in concept and form to enhance the visual, social, and cultural environment. Academic rigor and artistic expression are united through unique programming and alternative course structures that support creativity, entrepreneurship, and analytical thinking. Rowan University is defining new educational relationships compatible with and extending proven approaches that have served artists/designers well throughout history.


Department of Art Mission Statement

Through rigorous degree programs in studio arts and art education, the Department of Art nurtures creative expression within a liberal arts and professional context, fostering the important humanistic role played by the visual arts in today's society. The Department of Art also prepares majors for creative problem solving with a technological foundation that is relevant for the twenty-first century. Moreover, courses in art history, art appreciation and non-major studios provide visual art experiences that stimulate and enhance the aesthetic, creative, and cultural literacy of the entire college community. (Adopted 2009)

The Department of Art encourages all students, majors and non-majors to engage in the regional arts community of galleries and museums. Whether visiting the Rowan University Galleries (Rowan University Art Gallery), taking a field trip to Washington, D.C, New York or Philadelphia, or attending a professional conference, Rowan students are introduced to all of the opportunities that pursuing a degree in the arts enables.

In preparation for applying for a first job after graduation, or to a graduate program, students with the Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree are prepared with a portfolio and the professional skills to succeed in a competitive world.

To see more work by students visit (rowanuniversityart.com/).

 

 

AIR 2020

Proposals no longer being accepted for 2020 

2021 Artist In Residency deadline To Be Announced

Department of Art + Rowan University Art Gallery

The Department of Art at Rowan University seeks an engaging visual artist for the annual Artist in Residence Program. This residency supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the Rowan community. The residency period is one full semester and offers a stipend, studio space, access to department of art facilities, an optional exhibition, and artist-led programming.

Rowan University is a mid‐sized state institution located in southern New Jersey. The Department of Art serves approximately 1400 students and employs 7 full‐time faculty. The curriculum includes courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, web design, video and animation, sculpture, metals/jewelry, ceramics, art education, and art history.

Through rigorous degree programs in studio arts and art education, the Department of Art nurtures creative expression within a liberal arts and professional context, fostering the important humanistic role played by the visual arts in today's society. The Department of Art also prepares majors for creative problem solving with a technological foundation that is relevant for the twenty-first century. Moreover, courses in art history, art appreciation, and non-major studios provide visual art experiences that stimulate and enhance the aesthetic, creative, and cultural literacy of the entire college community. 

The Artist in Residence Program provides students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits.

 

If you have questions regarding the Artist in Residence Program please contact Jillian Schley at schley@rowan.edu

 

  

The Department of Art offers a range of courses in the Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Fine Art programs. The studio offerings include hands-on introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The lecture offerings in art history, art appreciation, history of graphic design and history of photography are designed for majors and for students satisfying the creative experience requirement.

To learn about programmatic offerings go to: (full list of academic programs)