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The Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts works to cultivate a community of high-caliber, collaborative, and multidimensional dance artists. Faculty members include working dance professionals that come from some of the most renowned dance companies in the world, as well as choreographers who continue to create acclaimed works. Students extend their artistic reach and potential in the ample studio spaces, beautiful rural campus setting and state of the art performance facilities just 45 minutes from New York City. The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in dance is for students pursuing a professional dance career who wish to pursue their goals within the artistic and intellectual climate of a major research university. BFA students have ample opportunity to perform and choreograph new works. BFA students complete 92 credits in dance with courses in three areas: technique and performance, choreography, and theoretical studies. BFA students work along side guest artists who have recently included Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris Dance Group, Camille A. Brown, Maxine Doyle, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The BFA dance program has many distinct features including opportunities for yoga and/or Pilates certification, over 100 available minors, study abroad programs in London and Jerusalem, and a five-year joint BFA and Master of Dance Education program.

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Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$28,595.00 (21,31,617) per year




Mason Gross School of the Arts

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/Piscataway,


New Jersey,

8901, United States

Entry requirement for international students

You are a first-year (or freshman) applicant if:

  • You are currently enrolled in high school, even if you've completed college credits while in high school, or
  • You've graduated from high school and have never attended college, or
  • You've been enrolled in college but will have completed fewer than 12 academic post-high school graduation college credits by the time you enroll at Rutgers.

Note: Current high school students who are also taking college courses during high school should apply as first-year applicants, regardless of the number of college credits earned while in high school.

Regardless of U.S. residency status, an English proficiency examination is required of all students whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550+ on the paper and pencil test
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 79+ on the internet-based test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 or higher
  • Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum acceptable score is 82
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - The minimum acceptable score for the PTE is 53

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/Piscataway*

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