Mason Gross School of the Arts is the flagship public arts conservatory of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a Big Ten 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. Mason Gross is a community of artists—dancers, filmmakers, musicians, theater artists, and visual artists and designers—who study, teach, create, perform, and exhibit. The mission of the school is to nurture creative talent and instill the insights and skills that future generations of arts professionals need to contribute to the creative and scholarly world. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, filmmaking, music, theater, and art & design. In addition to its professional arts training programs, Mason Gross provides the larger community the opportunity to embrace the creative arts through the activities of its three divisions: Rutgers Arts Online, Rutgers Community Arts, and Rutgers Filmmaking Center .

Welcome to an innovative artistic community

The Mason Gross School of the Arts offers musicians, theater artists, filmmakers, dancers, visual artists and designers, a creative space within a stimulating research university, an intimate campus setting with easy access to—and participation in—New York City's dynamic cultural life.

The possibilities? They're limitless.

Engaging the community

The Mason Gross School of the Arts reaches out to the community via Rutgers Arts Online course offerings, Community Arts classes serving artists of all ages and abilities, the year-round Mason Gross Presents event series featuring esteemed visiting artists and top-notch student artists, and the annual Rutgers in New York series of performances and exhibits.

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