**THE 2016 APPLICATION IS CLOSED**
All applicants applying to the Mason Gross School of the Arts must first complete a Rutgers University (RU) application. Within 5 business days after submitting the RU application, applicants will receive an email from Mason Gross inviting them to complete the Mason Gross supplemental application with a direct link to Slideroom.
A $40 non-refundable portfolio review fee (in addition to the university’s standard $65 application fee) is required along with the slideroom portfolio submission, payable online via credit card.
The Mason Gross visual arts department requires all applicants to submit digital portfolios online. Hard copies of work or portfolios on CDs will not be accepted.
Be sure to submit your portfolio to the correct category:
CATEGORY: 2016 VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE STUDENTS - The application for the MFA in Visual Arts is closed - there will be no exceptions.
Deadline: February 1, 2016 Fee (USD): $40.00 Includes: New graduate students
CATEGORY: 2016 EARLY ACTION Visual Arts Undergraduate Applicants
Deadline: November 15, 2015 Fee (USD): $40.00 - Includes: New undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) and would like their admissions decision before January 31st. For students who have never attended Rutgers before and wish to enter as a first year or transfer.
CATEGORY: 2016 REGULAR ACTION Visual Arts Undergraduate Applicants -
Deadline: January 15, 2016 Fee (USD): $40.00 - Includes: New undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) and would like their admissions decision before April 1st. For students who have never attended Rutgers before and wish to enter as a first year or transfer.
CATEGORY: 2016 Current Rutgers Students
Deadline: May 1, 2016 Fee (USD): $40.00 Includes: School to School transfers, students declaring a B.A. in Visual Arts from SAS and students returning from a leave of absence. This category also includes the option for ADMITTED transfer students to submit their prerequisite waiver portfolios.
Please be sure your pieces are clearly labeled in the fields provided with:
Media (for Photography and Video)
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UNDERGRAD PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
Please submit at least 15 examples of your artwork (produced within the last two years) that reflect your accomplishments and emphasize your strengths. Your portfolio should tell us that you will be successful in our classes including those that introduce to you new materials and ideas.
Please include at least one page from a sketchbook and if possible include a variety of media such as painting, observational drawing, photography, print, sculpture. If possible include self-initiated work as well as classroom assignments. If your primary interest is video include at least one video in addition to your other work. If your primary interest is photography you must include other media in addition to the photographs in your portfolio.
Things to consider:
Be selective and show only your best work
Show some personal work
Show a variety of media, color as well as monochrome
Avoid cartoon action figures, monsters, graffiti art, cute pets, portraits drawn from photographs, and images of vacations, in particular sunsets and flowers.
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GRADUATE PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS - CLOSED FOR THE 2016 SEMESTER
Please submit a portfolio consisting of 10 images of your most recent work. Each image should be captioned with your name, the image number, title, dimensions, materials, and date.
Applicants in time-based work (video, film, performance) may submit a video no more than 10 minutes in length.
Applicants are required to submit all their credentials by the deadline listed on the admissions application or its accompanying literature to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. Applications are reviewed by the graduate faculty. MFA candidates under final consideration may be asked to attend an Interview Day on March 4, 2016.
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