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A Culture of Discovery in the School of the Arts and Communication New Layer


Meet us at the intersection of creativity, drive, innovation, and technology, where new ideas originate that embrace the present while respecting the past. This is the birthplace of transformational expression, greater human connection, and unexpected career paths—all grounded in a highly esteemed, rigorous liberal arts education. We are all storytellers, creating and maintaining a culture.

Elizabeth Mackie mentors students on a collaborative cut-paper art installation Collaborators Welcome Join our deeply cooperative, relentlessly curious community. Get inspired to solve meaningful problems with provocative solutions. You’ll work across departments, neighborhoods and sometimes nations, trying out new ideas while solidifying a practical academic foundation. Featured: Students collaborate on a cut-paper art installation as part of their Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience project with art faculty member Elizabeth Mackie.


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Journalism & Professional Writing Discover Theatre Join a vibrant performing community, explore the theatre minor and view the 2020-21 season.

Music Music Icon Broaden your musicianship with profound academic inquiry and extensive performance opportunities. Develop conceptual, technical, and intellectual abilities while preparing for an arts career. Match message to medium—integrating conceptual skills, practical experience, and critical thinking. Engage your breadth of talents in creating projects that entertain, empower, and educate. Craft a future around your passion for writing—honing creative and practical skills via campus media. Lyric Theatre Icon Learn More

Student uses TCNJ's state-of-the-art lighting studio in the AIMM Building Richness in Resources The buzz of creativity reverberates through our music studios and computer labs, echoes off our stages, and radiates from our art gallery walls. Our state-of-the-art facilities and spaces nurture and showcase a diversity of talents. Facilities & Venues


The value of a TCNJ education is reflected in the success of our graduates. They are accepted into top graduate and professional schools and enjoy successful careers in global communication and arts environments. The success of our alumni is grounded in their understanding that the value of creativity lies in its positive impact on others.

Slide Dean Maurice Hall and an alumnus on stage making connections with a student audience at TCNJ a TCNJ graduate at his career with Billboard ID card of a TCNJ student with an internship at NBCUniversal Connections TCNJ has a vibrant network of well-placed alumni who look forward to supporting a new generation of innovators. Our grads forge unique and fulfilling career paths—from music exec, to art liaison to media planner. Internships Students gain invaluable, hands-on experience with gigs in broadcast, communications, fine arts and beyond. Inventive Careers

Three students in costume from TCNJ's Lyric Theatre singing on the Kendall Hall Main Stage Connected by the Arts All forms of artistic expression have the power to engage, educate and unite. You’ll often find the TCNJ community taking in a production from the Center for the Arts, which highlights various artistic practices to broaden cultural perspectives. TCNJ Art Gallery TCNJ Center for the Arts The Sarnoff Collection Featured: TCNJ's Lyric Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece musical, Sunday in the Park with George, on the Kendall Hall Main Stage.


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When a dynamic Arts and Communication school exists in a top-tier liberal arts college, the possibilities for invention and evolution are limitless. You will be immersed in the exploration of diverse cultures and equipped with the rigorous intellectual preparation to be resourceful, agile, and effective in your pursuits. This community is inclusive. It is perpetually questioning. And it will give you the comprehensive tools and experience to forge your path and flourish as a productive citizen in a complex world.


School of the Arts and Communication
Interactive Multimedia Building
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628