Create yourself at Mason Gross
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a thriving arts conservatory housed within a nationally ranked research university. Here you will find exceptionally talented students, prestigious professional faculty, and a location just 45 minutes outside of New York City.
We are educating and inspiring professional visual artists, designers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, actors, playwrights, directors, stage managers, technical directors, filmmakers, and arts educators. Our students are encouraged to create and develop their own artistic voice while honing the technical skills required to be masters of their craft.
All applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts are required to submit two applications—the Rutgers University application and the Mason Gross supplemental application. Five business days after submitting the Rutgers University application, applicants are emailed a link to complete the Mason Gross supplemental application.
For all questions about our program or the application process, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Departmental Open Houses
Open House events are designed to showcase each department in depth. These events include opportunities to speak directly with departmental advisors, current students, and faculty.
Art & Design: October 23 at 4 p.m.
Filmmaking: October 23 at 8:30 a.m.
Admissions Information Sessions
Join us weekly on Tuesdays from 5–6 p.m. and Thursdays 3–4 p.m. to learn about Mason Gross School of the Arts, how to apply, and get your questions answered live by current students and a Mason Gross admissions representative. Registration is required.
The Department of Art & Design will be hosting a special MFA in Design Information Session on November 10 at 6 p.m.
On Wednesdays from 2–3 p.m., virtually meet with a Mason Gross admissions representative. Ask questions about our programs and how to apply.
Departmental Virtual Tours
Go on a virtual tour with a current student. Learn about the facilities and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a student. If a session is filled, additional sessions may be added. Registration is required.
Art & Design National Portfolio Day
September 19–December 5, National Portfolio Days will offer students the opportunity to have their portfolio virtually reviewed by representatives from over 100 art and design schools. A Mason Gross faculty member will be at each of the National Portfolio Day events this fall.
Music Admissions Roundtable
September 21–November 23, Music Admissions Roundtable is hosting a virtual college fair designed specifically for prospective music majors. Meet over 100 admissions representatives from music programs all over the world, including from Mason Gross.