Bloomfield College

The roots of the College and its mission can be traced back to 1868. With the influx of nearly two million German immigrants following the European Revolution of 1848, it became necessary to establish a training school for German-speaking ministers.

Thus was born the German Theological Seminary of Newark, New Jersey. The institution's first four students met on September 16, 1869, in a room in the First German Presbyterian Church. Courses in theological instruction, Biblical history, pastoral work, natural philosophy, and United States history were taught in both English and German by the four full-time faculty. Classes were also conducted in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

In 1872, the school relocated to Bloomfield, occupying the home of the former Bloomfield Academy at Franklin and Liberty Streets. This structure stands today as Seibert Hall.

In 1923, the State Board of Education approved a four-year college course leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, thereby establishing Bloomfield College as an independent division of the Seminary. Eight years later, in 1931, the State Legislature appr... [ Read All ]

Bloomfield

United States

Address:
Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin Street
New Jersey
07003
Phone: (973) 748-9000
Website: http://campus.bloomfield.


College Photos (10)

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Our Aims

The Mission of Bloomfield College

Bloomfield College, founded in 1868, is an independent college historically related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and strategically located in the New Jersey-New York metropolitan region. The College offers academic programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a sound liberal arts grounding as well as with the expertise they will need in their careers. The mission of Bloomfield College is: to prepare students to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.

The College is committed to enabling students, particularly those who have traditionally been excluded from higher education, to realize their intellectual and personal goals. Programs of study are rooted in the liberal arts and assist students in obtaining the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become empowered, active individuals engaged in renewing themselves, their relationships, their workplaces, and their communities.

Programs are designed to help students think critically and quantitativ...  [ Read All ]


Sample Student Art Work (5)

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Location and Getting there

Driving Directions:

From the North:
Garden State Parkway South, to Exit 149. Turn left onto John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive. Proceed two blocks to traffic light. Turn right onto Liberty Street and proceed one block to the campus.

From the South:
Garden State Parkway North, to Exit 148. Continue north on John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive to 4th traffic light. Turn left onto Liberty Street and proceed two blocks to the campus.

From the West:
Route 78 East or Route 280 East to Garden State Parkway North, to Exit 148. Continue north on John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive to 4th traffic light. Turn left onto Liberty Street and proceed two blocks to the campus.

From New York City and Points East:
George Washington Bridge to Route 80 West or Lincoln Tunnel to Route 3 West, to Garden State Parkway South, to Exit 149. Turn left onto John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive. Proceed two blocks to traffic light. Turn right onto Liberty Street and proceed one block to the campus.

By public transport:

From New York City:
Bus: Decamp bus lines Nos. 33, 44, or 88 from Port Authority Terminal to Broad and Liberty Streets, Bloomfield. Walk on...  [ Read All ]


Department and information about the department

Bloomfield College's Creative Arts & Technology major is an interdisciplinary arts and technology program that will get you in touch with your creativity and prepare you for work in the real world. CAT specializations are Animation, Fine Arts & Education, Game Development, Graphics for Print and Digital Media, Mulitmedia & the WWW, Music, Theatre, and Digital Video. We combine traditional arts training and the latest technological advances.

http://campus.bloomfield.edu/cat/  


Academic Staff and Description

The CAT faculty are actors, jazz musicians, printmakers, cartoonists, animators, singers, pianists, comedians, poets, performance artists, clowns, television producers, choreographers, stage managers, graphic designers, writers, fine artists and installation artists. The CAT faculty are experts in their respective fields who hold PhD's and MFA degrees. In the CAT classrooms you learn from professionals who merge traditional arts with the latest technology.

http://campus.bloomfield.edu/cat/faculty.asp  


News and Events

http://campus.bloomfield.edu/news/index.asp  


Information For  Undergraduates

Creative Arts & Technology (B.A.)

-Animation
-Digital Video
-Fine Arts
-Game Development
-Game Design
-Programming
-Graphics for Print & Digital Media
-Interactive Multimedia/World Wide Web
-Music Technology
-Digital Audio Engineering
-Record Production
–Artistic Development
-Theatre

http://campus.bloomfield.edu/academic/majors/cat.asp  


Information For  International Students

The mission of Bloomfield College is, “To prepare students to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.” Building on this Bloomfield College looks to offer its international students the opportunity to obtain the education they desire, in an environment that is welcoming and supportive. Bloomfield College prides itself on its diversity and emphasizes that each student is unique. This belief helps to foster an environment that is inclusive, rather then exclusive for students of all walks of life around the globe. What is asked of each student is that they take full advantage of the resources they are offered, and contribute to the quality of the College community.

http://www.bloomfield.edu/international/  


Alumni

This private alumni community provides an opportunity for our alumni and friends to stay connected with each other.

http://www.bloomfieldcollegealumni.com  


Student Facilities

Over 30 different organizations are available, focusing on various aspects of student life — professional, ethnic, volunteer, academic, and artistic. Our distinctive Arts-As-Catalyst program includes a theatre ensemble; student circus troupe; art gallery; visits to museums, galleries, and performances; poetry readings; and contests. In addition, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is in residence at Bloomfield College.

http://www.bloomfield.edu/about/ataglance.aspx#slife  


Student Support

Our support services meet the academic, physical and emotional needs of every student.

> Academic/Personal
> Careers/Internships
> First Year Experience
> Wellness at BC
> English for Academic Purposes
> Services for students with disabilities
> Tutoring

http://www.bloomfield.edu/admissions/support.aspx  


Student Life

A random sampling of the student groups and organizations at Bloomfield - which number well over 30 are represented by the student government - These organizations provide just a hint of the incredible breadth, richness and diversity of activities available through the College.

For instance, the Capoeira Club practices an incredible blend of Brazilian music, dance and martial arts. Harambe discusses Black history and educates the community on Black issues. The Producers & Artists Club collaborates to produce live music and recordings. The Residence Life Council promotes programs for residential students. And On-Point is a student literary magazine that focuses on multicultural issues.

There are also academic honor societies, social clubs, arts organizations, volunteer groups and professional associations. In short, if you want it, it’s here.

http://www.bloomfield.edu/student_life/default.aspx  


Student Testimonials

http://www.bloomfield.edu/bcwired/  


Accommodation

Bloomfield’s residence halls and theme houses accommodate approximately 300 students. First-year students and students who live beyond a reasonable commuting distance comprise the majority of campus residents. If you live on campus, you’ll quickly become part of a close, family-like community. And you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to socialize through events developed by the Office of Student Affairs. Among these are movies, lecture and leadership-development series, campus-wide festivals featuring live music, and trips to Broadway plays, concerts and museums.

http://www.bloomfield.edu/student_life/  


How To Apply

http://www.bloomfield.edu/admissions/apply.aspx  


Visit us (open days)

http://www.bloomfield.edu/admissions/admissions_events.aspx  


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

http://campus.bloomfield.edu/admissions/bymail.asp