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Areas of Study

We share your passion for connecting people and building community through the power of human expression. In art, music, and media, find your voice at the School of the Arts and Communication. All of our academic programs teach marketable skills while fostering creativity and critical thinking through intensive, immersive learning guided by inspirational faculty mentors.

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artscomm-areasstudy-icon-arthistory-FINALArt & Art History

Find the creative inspiration—and build a practical foundation—for life in the arts. Align your studies with your interest: art education, art history, or visual arts. Master your craft, while learning to think critically about visual culture, under the guidance of faculty mentors. The program emphasizes immersive learning, from scholarly research and student teaching to artmaking and exhibitions.


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Visual Arts Foundation

Choose a visual arts major for strong core courses taught by renowned artist-teachers.

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Great Spaces

Create, contemplate, and curate art. Great spaces—like our expansive AIMM Building—spark great work.

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Global Perspectives

Cultivate a worldview with travel-study, an international faculty, and the NYC and Philly art scenes.

artscomm-areasstudy-icon-commstudies-FINALCommunication Studies

Match your message to your medium at TCNJ. Choose from several specializations integrating deep conceptual knowledge with strong practical experience, through close collaboration with faculty mentors who are scholars, creators, and innovators. Our students master technical skills while learning to think critically about the way messages are created, conveyed, and consumed in modern society.


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National Leader

Student achievement makes us the #1 undergraduate communication studies program in the nation.

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Distinguished Faculty

From papers to film screenings, students produce professional work guided by faculty mentors.

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Pathways to Success

Leverage skills, knowledge, and experience into prime spots in media, business, public service, and more.

artscomm-areasstudy-icon-imm-FINALInteractive Multimedia

One peek, day or night, into the creative shop that is the U-Lab and you see it—we’re plugged into the ideas and technologies that are transforming our culture: animations, mobile applications, video games, interactive music, and more. Our students merge diverse talents across many disciplines with a shared passion for creating interactive multimedia projects that empower, entertain, and educate.


Purposeful Learning

Be a creative force for community change, developing and delivering original projects for local clients.

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Amazing Internships

Dreamworks, Amazon, NFL Films: The right skills and close faculty advising lead to impressive internships.

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Fulfilling Careers

Grads score spots at cool companies (TIME, MakerBot, Nickelodeon) and great grad schools (NYU, SVA, SCAD).

artscomm-areasstudy-icon-imm-FINALJournalism and Professional Writing

Forge a future around your passion for the written word, on paper or in pixels, in formats from multimedia to magazines, from podcasts to corporate communications. Our students learn to write with power and panache, and then ply their craft in campus media and must-have internships. The result? They graduate with the portfolio of polished clips expected of even entry-level hires.


You’ve Got Our Attention

Extensive personal attention—from workshop-size classes to close faculty mentorship—support your success.

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Internships for All

To land a writing gig, experience is a must—not a plus. That’s why 100% of our students do internships.

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Professors Are Pros

Good to know: Work with a faculty of experienced writers whose knowledge and connections can open doors.

artscomm-areasstudy-icon-music-FINALMusic

Study music in an academically rich program, grounded in the liberal arts and elevated by inspiring artistry and a sense of camaraderie. Ours is a supportive community of artist-scholars, integrating scholarship with musicianship and extensive performance opportunities. Three bachelor’s degree programs support a variety of careers, including performance and K–12 music teacher certification.


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Rigorous Music Study

Grow as a musician—in classes, ensembles, and private lessons—mentored by artist-teachers.

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Outside Opportunity

Connect with professional spheres: perform at big-name venues, present at scholarly conferences, and more.

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Future Success

From performing to teaching, from music law to music therapy, graduates succeed in an array of professions.

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