The College of Visual and Performing Arts is much more than a collection of classrooms; it's a community of artists in art, dance, music, theater, arts management, film and video studies, and computer game design. At George Mason University, you’ll be supported and encouraged while following your own individual artistic path. Your talent is your own. Let us help you build your skills to reach your full potential.

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Average class size in the Arts Management program
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Women and gender non-binary in the Film and Video Studies program.
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Dance major Jaya Bond at the barre
Dance major Jaya Bond at the barre

From Student to Artist

No matter what you study within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, you will learn from highly skilled artist-teachers as well as renowned guest artists.

From your first day as a George Mason student-artist, you'll study and create art in award-winning spaces designed to enhance each artform.

By the time you leave George Mason, you will be equipped with the tools and professional connections necessary to begin a successful career in the arts, as well as the communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills that the contemporary world values in every field.