Ramapo College Of New Jersey

Established in 1969, Ramapo College is a state-supported, co-education, four-year College of liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.
The College is located on a 300-acre campus in Bergen County, NJ, one mile from the intersection of Route 17, 202, and 287.
In the fall of 2006, 5,499 students attended Ramapo College, including 311 graduate and 166 international students.
Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and average class size of 23.
The College has five schools: The School of American and International Studies, the Anisfield School of Business, the School of Contemporary Arts, the School of Social Science and Human Services, and the School of Theoretical and Applied Sciences.


United States

Ramapo College of New Jersey • 505 Ramapo Valley Road
New Jersey
NJ 07430
Phone: 201-684-7500
Website: http://www.ramapo.edu/

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Location and Getting there


Department and information about the department

The School of Contemporary Arts provides an understanding of the established traditions in the Fine Arts and Communication Arts while simultaneously preparing students to embrace new means of expression. The School, which is inherently interdisciplinary in its structure and its goals, recognizes the interconnectedness of the arts in contemporary society, and encourages students to develop and communicate ideas in multiple media. Excellent instruction in the visual, communication, theatrical, and musical arts takes place in small studio, lab, seminar, and discussion settings, as well as through activities outside the classroom environment. Practical experience, public presentation, and reflection are integrated into the educational process in many ways, such as through Internships and Cooperative learning assignments, play production, musical performance and recording, visual arts production and exhibition, and the production and viewing of video, film, and design.

The School’s faculty are dedicated teachers, nationally known for their artistic and professional achievements and scholarly work. Some have won awards from such maj...  [ Read All ]

Academic Staff and Description

Dean - Steve Perry

Mary Ellen Allison
Ian Aronson
Marta Bautis
Mack Brandon
Rachel Budin
Carol Duncan
Kai Fikentscher
David Freund
Renata Gangemi
Shalom Gorewitz
James Hollenbach
Roger O. Johnson
Arnold Jones
Patricia Keeton
Newton Levine
Jonathan Lipkin
Edna Negron
Judith Peck Andre Perry
Demetria Royals
Ruma Sen
Kathleen Sunshine
Maria Vail-Guevara
Terra Vandergaw
Warner Wada
Jay Wholley  

News and Events


Information For  Undergraduates

Communication Arts
Contemporary Arts
Visual Arts


Student Life


The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to complement and enhance the College’s formal academic programs. The Division’s goal is to assist each student to reach her or his individual potential with regard to intellectual, ethical, and physical development and to become an active leader in the Ramapo and outside communities.  

Visit us (open days)


We invite you to find out more about how Ramapo College's degree programs in arts, sciences, and professional studies can give you an edge and prepare you for success in an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world. Take a tour of our beautiful campus while learning of new and exciting developments at Ramapo. Meet with deans, faculty and staff who will provide information about College programs, housing, financial aid, and admissions.

Next Open House May 6th 2007 10am