Mission

Mason Gross School of the Arts is a community of artists who study, teach, and perform together. Our mission is to nurture creative talent and to instill the insights and skills needed by future generations of arts professionals, enabling them to contribute to the creative and scholarly activity so essential to the vitality of our culture and our society. In addition to its professional arts training programs, Mason Gross offers the greater Rutgers community an opportunity to integrate the creative arts into its social and intellectual life to both embrace the practice of creative expression and to expose our community to the immeasurable richness of the human experience.

Welcome to an innovative artistic community

The Mason Gross School of the Arts offers musicians, theater artists, 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.