Mission

Mason Gross School of the Arts is the flagship public arts conservatory of New Jersey. It is a community of artists—dancers, filmmakers, musicians, theater artists, and visual artists—who study, teach, create, perform, and exhibit. The mission of the school is to nurture creative talent and instill the insights and skills that future generations of arts professionals need to contribute to the creative and scholarly world. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, filmmaking, music, theater, and visual arts. In addition to its professional arts training programs, Mason Gross provides the larger community the opportunity to embrace the creative arts through the activities of its four divisions: Arts Online, Brodsky Print Center, Extension Division, and Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking.

Welcome to an innovative artistic community

The Mason Gross School of the Arts offers musicians, theater artists, filmmakers, dancers, and visual artists a creative space within a stimulating research university, an intimate campus setting with easy access to—and participation in—New York City's dynamic cultural life.

The possibilities? They're limitless.

Engaging the community

The Mason Gross School of the Arts reaches out to the community via Arts Online course offerings, Extension Division classes serving artists of all ages and abilities, the year-round Mason Gross Presents event series featuring esteemed visiting artists and top-notch student artists, and the annual Rutgers in New York series of Manhattan-based performances and exhibits.