Steps TO APPLY
Step 1: Review Deadlines
Application deadlines vary across departments, programs, and applicant type.
Step 2: Submit University Application
Mason Gross School of the Arts applicants must first submit a Rutgers University application.
Step 3: Submit Mason Gross Supplemental Application
All Mason Gross School of the Arts applicants are required to submit a talent assessment. Talent assessment requirements vary across departments and programs. Applications are considered incomplete without the required talent assessment.
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 2022 admissions cycle - use code 2765 for the SAT and 2592 for the ACT
Mason Gross Talent Assessment
Applicants must complete a talent assessment through the Mason Gross supplemental application. Links to the supplemental application are below:
We offer the following degrees: BFA dance, BFA design, BFA filmmaking, BFA theater, BFA visual arts, BM performance, BM music education, BM jazz studies, and BM Composition. Students pursuing a BFA or BM must complete a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Of the 120 credits, BFA and BM students complete a minimum of 85 credits at Mason Gross School of the Arts in their major field. All BFA and BM students are enrolled in Mason Gross School of the Arts and must complete a Mason Gross Supplemental Application, which includes a talent assessment (audition, interview, and/or portfolio). Some programs allow double majors and/or minors, but some do not.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
We offer the following degrees: BA art, BA dance, BA music, and BA theater. Students pursuing a BA must complete a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Of the 120 credits, BA students complete between 41-48 credits at Mason Gross School of the Arts in their major field. The BA Art and BA Dance programs require students to complete a Mason Gross supplemental application and talent assessment (audition or portfolio) before the major can be declared. The BA Music and BA Theater programs do not require students to complete a Mason Gross supplemental application and talent assessment before the major can be declared. All BA students are enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. More than 50% of our BA students are double majors.
We offer the following minors: art, dance, music, music technology, and theater. Mason Gross minors require students to complete between 18-25 credits at Mason Gross School of the Arts. The minor in dance requires students to complete the Mason Gross supplemental application and talent assessment (audition) before the minor can be declared. The minors in art, music, music technology, and theater do not require students to complete the mason gross supplemental application and talent assessment to declare the minor.