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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre

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.

Notable Alumni Include: Marcella Cox

Faculty Info: Ellen Bredehoft, Christopher Cartmill, Elizabeth Clancy, Nathan C. Crocker, David Esbjornson, David P. Gordon, Donald Holder, Deb Jackel, Marshall Jones, III, John P. Keller, Danielle Liccardo-Massood, Barbara Marchant, Matthew Melchiorre, Valerie Ramshur, Sari Ruskin, Lee Savage, Jennifer Stauffer, Kathleen Tolan, Christine Whalen.

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