A Creative Future

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We love hearing from George Mason alumni. Let us know what you’re doing now. 

Our graduates have impressive careers in the arts. You will, too.

Theater major Bella Panciocco wrote The Road to the End while a student at Mason, which went on to win Best Drama at the D.C. Fringe Festival. The cast and crew made up entirely of Mason students and graduates. Read the story.
Theater major Bella Panciocco wrote The Road to the End while a student at George Mason, which went on to win Best Drama at the D.C. Fringe Festival.

The list is extraordinary and keeps growing. Alumni from the College of Visual and Performing Arts work at The Smithsonian Institute, MTV, HBO, the Museum of Modern Art, The National Endowment for the Arts and countless other famous arts organizations.

Our alumni are successful artists, musicians, actors, cinematographers, dancers, directors, producers, choreographers, writers, technicians, designers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and administrators working in 47 states and 15 countries.

Bella Panciocco, Theater '23

Bella Panciocco (BFA Theater ’23) wrote the play The Road to the End while a student at George Mason University, which went on to win Best Drama at the D.C. Fringe Festival. It was directed by Megan Gray Lederman (BA Theater, BA English ’23) and Darren Badley, (BA Theater ’23), and the cast and crew were made up entirely of George Mason students and graduates. The play got strong reviews from DC Theater Arts and Broadway World. Read the story.

Kyle Finnegan flanked by Dean Rick Davis and Film at Mason director Cynthia Fuchs at a screening of his documentary short, now streaming on PBS.
Kyle Finnegan flanked by Dean Rick Davis and Film at Mason director Cynthia Fuchs at a screening of his documentary short, now streaming on PBS.

Kyle Finnegan, Film & Video Studies '17

2022-2023 Young Alumni Commissioning Project winner Kyle Finnegan (Film & Video Studies, '17) presented a screening of his new documentary short, MSG: Mysterious Savory Grainswhich is now streaming on PBS. Kyle said "I've always admired PBS' commitment to distributing short form documentaries and it's been a dream of mine to add to that library. Major shoutout to Maryland Public Television for working with us to make this happen!" Read the story.

Below are some of the places our alumni are working:

Adventure Theatre MTC 

IMG Artists

Prince William Symphony Orchestra 

American Dance Institute 

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 

Pyramid Atlantic 

Americans for the Arts 

Joyce Theater 

Radio Disney

Arena Stage 

Levine School of Music 

Round House Theatre 

Arlington Arts Center 

Live Nation, Inc. 

Shakespeare Theater 

Artisphere

Living Social 

Signature Theater 

Arts Council of Fairfax County 

Lorton Arts Foundation 

Smithsonian

Association of Performing Arts Presenters 

Mark Morris Dance Group 

Strathmore

Bowen McCauley Dance

Metro Goldwyn Mayer 

Studio Theatre 

Capital Fringe 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

 STREB

Carnegie Hall 

MTV Networks 

The Limon Company 

CNBC

Museum of Modern Art 

The Phillips Collection

Center Stage 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Theatre Development Fund

Cirque de Soleil 

National Endowment for the Humanities 

The Walt Disney Company

CityDance Ensemble 

National Geographic 

The Washington Ballet 

Corcoran Gallery of Art 

Nederland Theater, Broadway

Universal Music Group

CustomInk

New York City Ballet 

Virginia Opera

Discovery Communications 

 

Washington Ballet

Disney

New York Foundation for the Arts   Washington Opera

Ford's Theatre 

Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ 

Washington Performing Arts Society 

Greater Reston Arts Center 

Parsons Dance 

Washington Stage Guild

Guggenheim Museum

Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts

WETA

Hirshhorn Museum

PBS

Wolf Trap

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

HBO

Potomac Arts Academy 

Workhouse Arts Center

Vincent Oppido music composer and alumnus of George Mason School of Music
Dewberry School of Music alumnus, Vincent Oppido is a film music writer.

Dewberry School of Music alumnus and film music writer, Vincent Oppido, composed music for the new Star Wars game, Jedi: The Fallen Order (2019). Image: Oppido worked on the recording with a 90+ piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.