How to Apply

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2011 - MUSIC (LIMITED INSTRUMENTS), THEATER (DESIGN, PRODUCTION, DIRECTING, AND PLAYWRITING)  - CONTACT ADMISSIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DANCE PERFORMANCE (BFA), VISUAL ARTS (BFA or MFA) OR THEATER ACTING (BFA).

All applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts must submit a formal application and fee through Rutgers University. University applications for new applicants, students who wish to reapply and current Rutgers students are available online here:

In addition to submitting your application, a portfolio, audition, or interview demonstrating your artistic talent is required for all applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Applicants to the BA programs in Dance and Visual Arts through the School of Arts and Sciences must also audition/submit a portfolio.  Applicants to the BA programs in Theater and Music are not required to audition.

More information on auditions and portfolio reviews can be found here: Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Admissions decisions are made once your have submitted a complete application to the University and completed your talent assessment.

  • Visual Arts students may submit their portfolio online (preferred) at any time. For more information on portfolio submissions click here: Visual Arts Portfolio Requirements.
  • Dance, music and theater majors will be contacted by the department with instructions on how to schedule their audition/interview. Audition dates can be found here: Audition/Interview Dates.

Fall Enrollment - all applications accepted

Spring Enrollment - Dance (undergraduate transfer only), Visual Arts (undergraduate transfer only) and Music (undergraduate transfer and masters only) applications accepted. No other majors may enter in the spring semester.