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Acting Application Information

HOW TO APPLY

Bachelor of Fine Arts: First-Year Applicants

Fall Admission Only

Rutgers University Application: December 1
Mason Gross Supplemental Application: December 15

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Transfer Applicants

Fall Admission Only

Rutgers University Application: December 1
Mason Gross Supplemental Application: January 15

Bachelor of Fine Arts: School-to-School Transfer and Re-Enrollment

Fall Admission Only

Email admissions@mgsa.rutgers.edu: January 1
Mason Gross Supplemental Application: January 15

Current or former Rutgers students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance should start the process by emailing admissions@mgsa.rutgers.edu. In your email include your full name, RUID, current or former school enrolled, year, and program you are interested in. 

To be considered for admission, applicants are reviewed both artistically and academically. After contacting admissions@mgsa.rutgers.edu, applicants will be emailed the Mason Gross supplemental application.

If recommended artistically by Theater Department faculty, applicants will be granted access via RUID to the Rutgers School to School Transfer Application or the Rutgers Re-Enrollment Application. The appropriate university application will be reviewed by the Mason Gross Dean of Students academically. 

Admissions Requirements

From another RutgersNew Brunswick school:

  • 12 graded degree credits, excluding remedial courses
  • A Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.000
  • Expository Writing (01:355:101) or an acceptable equivalent course with a grade of C or better

From another RutgersCamden or RutgersNewark school:

  • At least two semesters, including the current semester, as a student in your present school or college at Rutgers University, also including at least 12 graded degree credits, excluding remedial courses
  • A Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.000
  • English Composition I and II (Camden 50:350:101 and 50:350:102) (Newark 21:355:101 and 21:355:102) with grades of C or better
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Bachelor of Arts and Minor in Theater

Currently enrolled Rutgers School of Arts and Science students are welcome to declare the bachelor of arts in theater or the minor in theater, with no audition required. Email theater undergraduate advisor Marshall Jones for more information. 

Rutgers University Application

All applicants must complete and submit the Rutgers University Application. The university application requires the following:

  • $70 Rutgers application fee
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) – for current high school students
  • Official high school transcript or GED results – recommended for all transfer applicants, required for transfer applicants who, after high school graduation, have completed fewer than 24 college credits.
  • English proficiency test scores international applicants
  • SAT or ACT scores are optional for applicants to the 2021 admissions cycle - use code 2765 for the SAT and 2592 for the ACT

Mason Gross Supplemental Application

All applicants to the acting program will be required to submit the following:

  • $30 audition fee (waived for students who qualify for a need-based university fee waiver)
  • Acting questionnaire
  • Resume and headshot
  • Virtual audition selection date
  • Three video recordings

Mason Gross School of the Arts will not be hosting in-person auditions for the 2021 admissions cycle. Instead, applicants will be required to upload audition materials through the Mason Gross supplemental application as outlined below.

Recorded Audition Requirements

All applicants are required to submit the following three recordings at approximately 2 minutes each:

  • Classical monologue
  • Contemporary monologue
  • A recorded response to one of the following prompts:
    • the day I had to be brave
    • the thing I am most proud of
    • the most scared I’ve ever been
    • the most humbling experience I’ve ever had
    • the funniest thing I’ve ever experienced
    • why (fill in the blank) is so precious to me

Live Virtual Audition

On the supplemental application, applicants will select their date preference for a live virtual audition and interview with faculty. If the supplemental application materials are reviewed favorably by faculty, we will use the applicant date preference to schedule the audition and interview.

Learn about the Acting program

Learn about the BA and Minor programs