Registration open NOW for Rutgers Community Arts Virtual Summer Programs
New Brunswick, N.J. – Summer at Mason Gross School of the Arts returns with 15 reimagined programs in Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater, including Kids Create! arts immersion camp for children entering grades K-8. Programs span 1–2 weeks and are available beginning July 6 through the end of August. Participants ages 5–18 can explore, create, and perform under the guidance of Rutgers faculty from the comfort of home.
As a response to COVID-19 and University guidelines, Rutgers Community Arts began developing plans for a remote summer in March 2020 after successfully transitioning their spring programming and private music lessons to an online format. In a typical summer, Mason Gross welcomes around 500 pre-college participants for intensive programs in Art & Design, Dance, Filmmaking, Music, and Theater, as well as an exciting three weeks of Kids Create! arts immersion camp for children entering grades K-8. With many of Rutgers Community Arts’ programs reimagined for a virtual landscape, as well as some new additions, children can still receive thoughtfully developed, university-led arts programming.
Highlights for this virtual summer session include new animation and graphic design courses for children ages 10–18, dance classes for children as young as Pre-K, and an expanded 8 weeks of Kids Create! arts immersion camp. Private music instruction is also available for new and returning students!
About Rutgers Community Arts
Rutgers Community Arts develops artists of all ages and all ability levels while building a vibrant artistic community between greater New Brunswick and Mason Gross School of the Arts. Beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and those with professional training join academic year and summer programs in Art & Design, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater. Students explore, create, and perform under the guidance of Rutgers faculty and make use of the professional facilities of the state’s premier arts conservatory.
About Mason Gross School of the Arts
Established in 1976, Mason Gross School of the Arts is the flagship public arts conservatory of New Jersey and a division of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the nation’s eighth-oldest institution of higher learning, a leading Big Ten public research university with more than 71,000 students, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The Mason Gross School is home to the departments of Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater as well as Rutgers Community Arts, Rutgers Arts Online, the Rutgers Filmmaking Center, and the Rutgers Printmaking Studio. The school has an enrollment of approximately 861 undergraduates and 308 graduate students across five disciplines, supported by approximately 324 faculty and 69 staff. Students at Mason Gross hail from 31 states and territories and 23 countries. Mason Gross is one of the most selective schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick, ensuring that students have the opportunity to work closely with accomplished artists in their fields.
About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.