How to Apply

**All auditions for the BFA and MFA Acting programs have passed for the 2017 cycle. Admissions decisions will be released on a rolling basis, but all students will receive a decision or an invitation to callback weekend no later than February 17th. It is possible for students who auditioned on the same day to receive a decision or invitation on different days. **

 
 

The Theater Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees, and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Acting, Theater Design, Production/Stage Management and Playwriting (MFA only). We also offer Bachelor of Arts (BA) and minor in general Theater Studies to any Rutgers University student enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences. To learn more about our programs, click here.

To apply to any of the BFA or MFA degrees, applicants must first complete the Rutgers University online application. Five business days after submitting the university application, applicants will be emailed an invitation to complete the Mason Gross Supplemental application. This is where auditions/interviews are scheduled. To review audition/interview dates, click here.

All those interested in Acting must complete an audition. Those interested in Design or Production/Stage Management must complete an interview.

Please use the checklists below for each program’s application requirements:

 BFA CHECKLIST:

•$70 Rutgers application fee
Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) – for current high school seniors
•Official High School transcript- for applicants who graduated high school prior to application deadline
GED results – for applicants who earned a GED
•Official College Transcripts- for transfer applicants
SAT or ACT scores- use school code 2765 for the SAT and 2592 for the ACT
•Mason Gross Supplemental Application – emailed to applicants AFTER submitting the university application.
•Schedule and complete your audition or interview

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 BA CHECKLIST

Rutgers Undergraduate Application –apply to the School of Arts and Sciences
•$70 Rutgers application fee
Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) – for current high school seniors
•Official High School transcript- for applicants who graduated high school prior to application deadline
GED results – for applicants who earned a GED
•Official College Transcripts- for transfer applicants
SAT or ACT scores- use school code 2765 for the SAT and 2592 for the ACT
 

NOTE: Applicants interested in the BA/minor in Theater Arts should apply to the School of Arts and Sciences. The BA major/minor is declared after a meeting with the Theater Department Advisor sometime during the first year, or after, at Rutgers.  

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 MFA CHECKLIST:

•$70 Rutgers application fee
•Official Transcripts
•3 Letters of Recommendation
•Mason Gross Supplemental application- emailed to applicants AFTER submitting their university application
•Schedule and complete your audition or interview
 

For more information about program specific Graduate requirements, click here.

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 CURRENT & FORMER RUTGERS STUDENT CHECKLIST:

Applicants applying to the BFA program who are currently or were formerly a Rutgers University student (at any Undergraduate school) should follow the checklist below. PLEASE NOTE: All Acting Transfer students are required to be enrolled at Mason Gross for the entire 3.5 years of the program, regardless of how many liberal arts credits are transferred in.

•Email admissions@masongross.rutgers.edu to be sent the Mason Gross supplemental application invite by December 1, 2016 for a fall 2017 start
•Schedule and complete your audition
•Complete the School to School Transfer application - for students currently enrolled at a school within Rutgers University
•Complete the Re-Enrollment application - for students formerly enrolled at a school within Rutgers University
 

Note: The School to School Transfer application and the Re-Enrollment application will not be available until February 1st. If you wait to complete the university application, you may miss the available auditions. Therefore, please email admissions@masongross.rutgers.edu to start the supplemental application during the Fall semester.

Current Rutgers students interested in the BA or Minor should contact Marshall Jones at mjones3@rci.rutgers.edu

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