BFA theater degree named top 25 national college acting program by Backstage

Backstage.com named the Mason Gross theater program among its top undergraduate acting degrees, citing alumni who are successful across TV, film, and stage; a well-rounded program with an emphasis on creating a global context for the craft through study abroad at the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe in London, and our proximity to New York City.

The entry reads:

"With proximity to New York City, a small-school-on-a-big-campus feel, and alumni who are successful across TV, film, and stage, the B.F.A. program at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts is not to be overlooked. Focusing exclusively on the Meisner technique, acting students at Rutgers develop “a truthful instrument” by identifying personal meaning in everything they do. And an emphasis on creating a global context for their craft culminates in the third year, which is spent abroad studying and performing Shakespeare at the historic Globe Theatre in London. (Bonus points for offering a course in clowning to make sure students are as well-rounded as possible.)"

Read the full article here.

Posted February 2017.