Fine Arts Department to Host Arts Day for Prospective First-Year and Transfer Students


By Tom McLaughlin

The Rutgers University–Camden Department of Fine Arts will present the inaugural “Arts Day” for prospective first-year and transfer students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Fine Arts Complex, located at 314 Linden Street on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

Guests will have an opportunity to learn about undergraduate degree programs in the visual and performing arts, as well as careers in these fields, the admissions process, and financial aid information.

Prospective students will also have the opportunity to meet faculty and current students, participate in program-specific activities and workshops, and showcase their skills with optional auditions and portfolio reviews. In addition, they can complete and submit an online application or – for prospective transfer students – receive an instant decision with college transcripts and a completed application. Campus tours will also be available.

Featured workshops with Rutgers–Camden faculty and students include the following:

“Learn to Play Ukulele in 30 Minutes” with Stefán Örn Arnarson, a music instructor and technical theater coordinator

“Making Monologues from Scratch” with Paul Bernstein, an associate professor of theater

“Making a ‘Frankenstein’ Style Assemblage” with student Tiana McMillan

“Crash Course in Smartphone Filmmaking” with Robert Emmons, an assistant professor of video and film

“Singing for the Stage” with Dionne Fields, an instructor of applied music and an alumna of the music program

Other workshop topics include painting with Margery Amdur, an associate professor of art; graphic design with Allan Espiritu, an associate professor of art; and animation with Andrew Schaeffer, a part-time lecturer.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact Jake Hufner at (856) 225-2870 or

For directions to Rutgers–Camden, visit

Posted in: Arts and Culture

Comments are closed.