Year-Round Arts Programs at the Rutgers Community Arts

Our mission is to provide enriching educational opportunities to the arts to learners of all ages and stages of advancement, and build community through the arts. We offer training in the areas of dance, music, musical theater, visual arts, and film making.

Children's programs provide foundational training necessary for success at more advanced levels of study. Programs for middle school and high school students nurture a learner's passion for the arts while preparing them for college.

Offerings for adults encourage lifelong learning, and are available to beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and those with professional training. Classes, lessons, performing ensembles, industry focused training programs, and a variety of special events are offered on and off campus during fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Summer camps and intensives are available to learners ages 5 to adult. Most are designed for high school-aged students considering collegiate study.

Our faculty of distinguished teaching artists provide inspired, informed, and student-focused instruction that encourages artistry and inspires achievement.

Pursue your passion, explore, create, and achieve with us here at Rutgers Community Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

  • Area(s) Served: Academic year programs serve students from New Brunswick, Piscataway, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Highland Park, and communities throughout New Jersey; summer programs serve students from area communities as well as students from around the country and abroad.
  • Population(s) Served: High school students; families with young children; local residents; students considering Mason Gross for college
  • Collaborative Partner(s): Puerto Rican Action Board; East Brunswick Division of Community Programs; Highland Park Public Schools; American String Teacher's Association; American Ballet Theater; Polestar Pilates; OM Factory Yoga; the Wardlaw+Hartridge School; Rutgers Preparatory School; and Cranford Public Schools.