Drew University

Consisting of the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University has a total enrollment of 2,506 students. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, while the College annually confers B.A. degrees in 29 different disciplines. Located in the picturesque and friendly borough of Madison, New Jersey, Drew’s 186 acre, wooded campus is within walking distance of the Madison train station, which offers direct service to Midtown Manhattan’s New York Penn Station. The university is known for its small class sizes and personal attention to students. Ninety-four percent of Drew’s full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees in their areas of expertise, which makes high-quality mentorship the hallmark of a Drew education.


Drew, a distinguished small university notable for the quality of its academic programs, has three parts: the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies (CSGS). Altogether, they enroll 2,500 students and have 155... [ Read All ]


United States

The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue
NJ 07940
Phone: 973.408.3553
Website: http://depts.drew.edu/art

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Our Aims

Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.

Excellence in liberal education at Drew requires scholarly, creative faculty who teach effectively and intellectually prepared students who want to learn. This excellence emphasizes the interrelatedness of learning in undergraduate, graduate and theological schools and promotes intellectual rigor and responsible citizenship, while preparing individuals for significant contributions to society.

Drew University endeavors to create a distinctive environment for liberal education. Characteristics of this environment are an ethos of curiosity and achievement within an intentionally intimate community of learning which emphasizes close student-faculty relationships and collegiality. This ethos includes respect for individuality and appreciation of diversity. Drew University places special attention on the ongoing evaluation and improvement of teaching and learning, the ...  [ Read All ]

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Location and Getting there

Drew is approximately one hour from the Jersey shore; New Hope, Pa.; the Poconos; the Delaware Water Gap State Park; and the Meadowlands, including Giants Stadium and the Continental Airlines Arena. Twenty minutes from the University are the headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team and the U.S. Golf Association. Within five miles of campus are the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Morristown National Historic Park at Jockey Hollow, and Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.


Department and information about the department

The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts is the home of Drew University's Art Department offering the Studio Art Major.

The Studio Area boasts an outstanding full-time and adjunct faculty of practicing artists, dedicated to both their art practice and teaching excellence. With the Department's move to the recently constructed state-of-the-art studios in the The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew's exceptional faculty is now teamed with a rare depth of facility: amazing studios, brilliant light, safety, technology, and space; highlight areas for painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, 2-D design, sculpture and ceramics with high-end facilities for computer art located in Brothers College. The building also affords space for an ample senior studio, which allows for the distillation of community within an artist's studio context giving foundation to a continued arts practice in a professional environment.

Drew University's Art Department is for serious students interested in the study of Studio practice in a highly competitive, supportive and personalized arts education environment with a sound liberal arts foundation.

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Information For  Undergraduates

The Drew undergraduate curriculum offers strong disciplinary majors and minors in the arts.


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Student Support

The Division of Campus Life and Student Affairs complements and supports the academic mission of the University by:

Offering opportunities for students to develop personal autonomy, positive self perceptions, leadership skills, social responsibility, and a heightened community consciousness of and appreciation for sameness and difference.
Providing services that assist each student to reach his or her intellectual and personal potential and educational goals.
Fostering and promoting a safe, salutary environment that is inclusive and conducive to learning.
Sponsoring and supporting a range of programming that is educational, recreational, and social in nature.
The units within the Division work cooperatively to ensure that each student has the opportunity to derive the fullest benefit from his or her experience at the University.


Student Life

A large part of the Drew experience can be found outside of the classroom. Students have a wide-range of extra-curricular opportunities from which to learn and grow. Drew’s varied housing options allow undergraduates to form friendships and build communities in a number of ways. Our location in picturesque Madison, New Jersey, puts the world at our students’ fingertips; the campus is conveniently situated just one-hour west of the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan, four miles away from the restaurants, clubs and shops of historic Morristown, New Jersey, and two blocks away from Madison’s charming downtown.


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Visit us (open days)

There is no better way to learn about Drew than by visiting our campus. We invite you to come for a tour or an overnight visit; our guides and ambassadors are anxious to be your host. You and your family can also sample the Drew experience at one of our open houses.


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