About Rutgers Community Arts

Our mission is to provide life-changing, educational opportunities in the arts to participants of all ages, and to build community through the arts.

Rutgers Community Arts offers comprehensive year-round educational opportunities for precollege and adult students. Students interact with distinguished New Jersey teaching artists to develop their practice and appreciation of the arts through programs in art & design, dance, filmmaking, music, and musical theater. Courses of study are available for beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and those with professional training.

About Mason Gross School of the Arts
Founded in 1976, Mason Gross School of the Arts is the flagship public arts conservatory of New Jersey and is part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a leading Big Ten public research university serving more than 65,000 students, the nation’s eighth-oldest institution of higher learning, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The school is home to the departments of Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater as well as Rutgers Community Arts, Rutgers Arts Online, and the Rutgers Filmmaking Center. Faculty and alumni rosters feature arts professionals recognized nationally and internationally, including Mike Colter, Calista Flockhart, Sebastian Stan, Cleo Mack, William Pope.L, Alice Aycock, Sean Jones, and Cristina Pato. The school has an enrollment of 802 undergraduates and 329 graduate students across five disciplines, combined with a faculty of approximately 260. The community of student artists at Mason Gross hails from 40 states and territories and 20 countries. Mason Gross is one of the most selective schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick, ensuring students the opportunity to work closely with accomplished artists in their fields.