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Theater is a creative and collaborative art in which true excellence can only be achieved through exploration of craft. Our focus in the theater department at Mason Gross School of the Arts is to provide aspiring theater professional with a unique experience including intensive studio classes, innovative academic curricula and ground-breaking fully-supported productions.

Rutgers' proximity to New York City is one of the programs greatest assets and plays an important role in making the profession accessible. In addition to our students being minutes away from a wide variety of exciting theater and other cultural activities, our location allows us to retain an exceptional faculty of working professionals and give our students a direct connection to the profession through internships and collaborations.

We believe that a well-rounded artist is one with a solid foundation and global perspective. To this end, our students have international opportunities which include a one-of-a-kind a residency for actors and designers at Shakespeare's Globe in London.

Whether your interest is in acting, playwriting, design or stage management, at Mason Gross School of the Arts we are committed to developing theater artists of the highest caliber who are prepared to join the profession and be a part of the next generation of theater practitioners and innovators.

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