Visit Mason and Visit Us
Imagine yourself here.
Then come to campus and see for yourself.
Note: The College of Visual and Performing Arts continues to align our visit and on-campus engagement opportunities with guidance from Mason’s own health data, the Governor of Virginia and recommendations from public health agencies. As Virginia’s and Mason’s guidance evolves, we will update this page with opportunities for in-person visits. Please visit the main Mason website for the most up-to-date information.
Prospective Undergraduate Students
Visit Us During Our Undergraduate Open Houses
Open Houses and campus tours offer prospective undergraduate students the opportunity to meet your fellow students and faculty, to have your portfolios reviewed, to ask questions, and to see the spaces where you'll be practicing, performing and perfecting your craft.
High School Seniors and Transfer Students
In the Fall, events are geared toward applying high school seniors and transfer students. Mason’s largest fall event, the Mason Fall Premiere, is happening in two formats this fall—as an in-person event on Sunday, October 17, or as a virtual experience on Tuesday, October 26. In addition, prospective CVPA students can meet specifically with our college during the Mason Fall Visit event on Monday, October 11.
In the Spring, events shift to focus on admitted students, with the Mason Spring Preview Open House and Spotlight Days that run several times throughout the spring. A Spotlight Day geared specifically to CVPA students usually takes place in March each year. In addition, usually during high school spring break, CVPA hosts a CVPA Junior Open House for prospective students in their junior year of high school. If you'd rather come a different day, you can arrange an individual visit with the schools.
Contact Undergraduate Programs Directly for More Information
Prospective Graduate Students
Graduate Program Information
If you have specific questions about your program of interest, please feel free to reach out to the program directly. Contact information for each program can be found at the bottom of the Graduate Admissions FAQs page. Please note that programs cannot give you updates on your application. For assistance with your application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Learn more about our Arts Management Graduate program by attending an Information Session.
Teaching Theater, PK-12 Graduate Certificate
Join us to learn about admissions requirements, endorsement, and licensure. Register Now.
Virtual Mason Graduate Showcase
Wednesday, September 22, 4-5:30 PM
George Mason University’s Office of Graduate Admissions invites prospective graduate students to attend our virtual Mason Graduate Showcase. Learn More and Register.
Virtual Experience and Campus Tour
We'd love to welcome you in person to our beautiful campus, but in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have created a virtual experience and campus tour. Below, you can also take a virtual tour of Mason's art spaces with Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Virtual tours of each of the facilities start at these times on the video:
1:05 Art and Design Building (School of Art, Computer Game Design program, Film and Video Studies program)
3:35 Music/Theater Building (School of Music, School of Theater)
5:58 deLaski Performing Arts Building (School of Dance, School of Theater, School of Music)
7:40 Center for the Arts (performance venue for the Schools of Dance, Theater, and Music)