You’ve got the music in you, dance feeds your soul, painting and sculpting fulfill the spirit, and gaming is life. Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts, where we add fuel to the fire of creativity. Explore our Admissions webpages to help you successfully prepare your application to one of our many exciting programs, and get ready to become part of Mason Arts!

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88% Working
Graduate students who were employed, continuing graduate school, serving in the military, or volunteering upon graduation
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How long it takes, on average, to complete a portfolio review for undergraduate programs in the School of Art
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Number of undergraduate auditions and portfolio reviews completed in the 2017 application cycle
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Funding received by current PhD students who are part of the Presidential Scholars program

Applying is a Two-Step Process

The College of Visual and Performing Arts requires you to apply to George Mason University, submit a portfolio, and/or attend an audition or interview, as required by each academic unit. 

Each program has a specific procedure for admissions, as well as some unique requirements - dependent on the type of student you are. Locate your program of interest in the Graduate or Undergraduate sections for more information, deadlines and scholarship opportunities. 

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Students in the School of Dance learn dance technique and intensive theory
The Right Move at the Right Time

Students in the School of Dance learn dance technique and intensive theory, and benefit from guest artist residencies and abundant performance opportunities. They have the option of earning a MFA in Dance.