Rutgers Community Arts

Summer Programs

Developing Artists. Building Community. 

Join the vibrant artistic community of Mason Gross School of the Arts online this summer! We offer programs in art & design, dance, film & animation, music, and theater. Explore, create, and perform under the guidance of faculty from the state’s premier arts conservatory.

About the Program

Expert Remote Instruction. Safe, Secure Online Experience.

All RCA summer programs are conducted via Zoom. Our faculty have spent a full year developing content and delivery methods specifically for online learning for both school-age learners and at the collegiate level.  

RCA has implemented a variety of safeguards to ensure adherence to the Rutgers Protection of Minors program:

  • Single Zoom link for all program sessions, password protected 
  • Waiting rooms enabled in all sessions to ensure only those enrolled may enter 
  • RCA staff actively monitor each Zoom session daily

All sessions are recorded and archived for internal review of any reported concerns.


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Art & Design

Take part in a variety of Art & Design Programs led by Mason Gross faculty, alumni, and graduate students. Draw, paint, and design all from the comfort of your own home! Programs available for students ages 10–18.

Children’s Camp

Let your imagination soar at Kids Create! arts immersion camp. Open to students entering grades K–8. 3 sessions available!

Children’s Camp

We are excited to offer a variety of virtual programming to students entering grades K–8 this summer. Join us and our talented faculty for weekly art and ballet classes or take part in up to three weeks of Kids Create virtual arts immersion camp! Sibling discounts available.


This summer, high school students enter our virtual Dance Conservatory, led by Mason Gross dance faculty and alumni. Weekly virtual classes are also available for young dancers of all ages! Programs available for students entering grades K–12.


Spend your summer at the Rutgers Filmmaking Center, recently recognized among “30 Film Schools You Should Know” by Backstage. Available for students ages 14–18.

Film & Animation

Explore how to develop memorable characters and hone your technical skills in animation and filmmaking this summer with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty in our Film & Animation intensives.


RCA music faculty will keep you in top musical-shape this summer with virtual private lessons and our Music Theory and Ear Training Bootcamp. We plan to see you next year, in person, for our exciting music ensemble intensives! 


Led by Mason Gross Theater Department faculty, the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory is a renowned four-week training program offering rigorous study for young actors from across the country. Open to students entering grades 10–12. Audition required.


Following the smash success last summer, RSAC goes virtual again with a three week online intensive, led by Mason Gross Theater Department faculty. This comprehensive course features study in acting, movement, onstage camera acting, and more.


Have a question about a specific program? Reach out to one of the email addresses below or Contact Rutgers Community Arts.

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