Current Student Resources

de Laski Performing Arts Building

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students. In accordance with the law, our office can only speak directly to a student regarding his or her request or record. The student may waive their privacy rights to allow an office within CVPA to talk with another party by completing a FERPA form, which can be accessed through the Registrar's Office. 

Arts Management Study Abroad trip to Scotland and Ireland 2018


College of Visual and Performing Arts students have a variety of opportunities to hone their craft abroad.

Find quick access to the most common CVPA and Mason information. 


CVPA Academic Affairs Contacts

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

If you need assistance from the Dean's office for any undergraduate or graduate student matter, please contact Lauren Wagner, Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs. 

Graduate Academic Affairs

If you need assistance from the Dean's office for any graduate student matter, please contact Asma Omarzad, Assistant Director for Graduate Studies. If necessary, she will bring it to the attention of the Associate Dean.


Student Forms and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Please visit this page for information on Financial Aid and Scholarships available to students


Careers and Employment

Career Services and Student Employment


Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
American Century Theatre
Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras
Americans for the Arts
America's Small Business Development Center
Arena Stage
Arlington Arts Center
Arlington County Cultural Affairs
Arlington Economic Development
Art at the Center
Art League of Alexandria
Art Museum of the Americas
Arts Council of Fairfax County
Aspen Music Festival
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Bowen McCauley Dance
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Chateauville Foundation, Castleton Festival
Choral Arts Society of Washington
City Dance
Contemporary American Theater Festival
Contemporary Arts Center
Cultural DC
Dance Place
Dance USA
Dancin' Unlimited Jazz Dance Company
DC Jazz Festival
Del Ray Community Partnership
Enough Pie
Fairfax Choral Society
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Ford’s Theatre
Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC
Glow Lyric Theatre
Greater Reston Arts Center
Hamiltonian Gallery
Hillyer Art Space
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
International Arts & Artists
Jane Franklin Dance
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Karen Reedy Dance
Kreeger Museum
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Mason Community Arts Academy
McCarter Theatre Center
McLean Orchestra
McLean Project for the Arts
Meridian International Center
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Metropolitan School of the Arts
National Center for Creative Aging
National Endowment for the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at The Athenaeum,The 
OMI International Arts Center
Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts
Phillips Collection
Ping Pong Productions
Pointless Theatre Company
Prince William County Arts Council
Principle Gallery
Roadside Theatre
Signature Theatre
Shakespeare Theatre Co
Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theatre
Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Sponsored Projects
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sound Impact, Inc
Studio Theatre, The 
Sundance Institute
Target Gallery, The Torpedo Art Factory
Textile Museum, The
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Vail Music Festival
Virginia Ballet Company and School
Virginia Opera
Washington Ballet, The 
Washington Concert Opera
Washington Chorus, The 
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association
Washington Performing Arts
Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Stage Guild
Wolf Trap
Woolly Mammoth Theatre 
Workhouse Arts Center
Youth Education in the Arts
Youth Orchestras of Prince William
Zenith Community Arts Foundation 


Student Organizations

CVPA is home to many student arts organizations that allow our Patriots to network internally and outside of Mason, as well as learn about their profession from their peers. Here are some of the groups you can find throughout the college: 

Film & Video Studies

Other Student Organizations