George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) was established in July 2001 (a successor to the Institute of the Arts) to create an academic environment in which the arts are considered as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. The College follows a mission of making the arts a pervasive presence in the lives of its students, faculty and staff, and the Northern Virginia community.
GIVE A GIFT
Your gift to CVPA supports many aspects of the operation of the college, including student scholarships, program enhancements and the creation of new programs. Recent gifts have enabled us to establish a program in Arts and Wellness and a summer academy for musicians of all ages. To give a gift to a specific department please visit the links below or you can make a gift to any of CVPA's programs by visiting the Supporting Mason website.
School of Art
Your gift supports student scholarships for the School of Art, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both studio and digital arts with concentrations in painting, sculpture, printmaking, interdisciplinary arts, graphic information design, photography, and digital arts. Visit the web site for more information about the Friends of Art.
School of Dance
Friends of Dance supports the artistic development of the School of Dance through scholarship funds and enhanced educational and performance opportunities. See the web site for more information about Friends of Dance.
School of Music
Friends of Music is a group of community leaders, professionals, music enthusiasts, alumni, parents, and students who have joined forces to strengthen the quality of music at George Mason University. Membership gifts to the Friends of Music provide scholarships and equip students to discover their capacity for accomplishment.
Theater at Mason
Your gift supports scholarships and assistantships. The School of Theater stresses a solid liberal arts education and provides serious practical training and experience to prepare students for a life in the theater in both performance and production skills. Visit the web site for more information about the Friends of Theater.
The Master of Arts Management program responds to a regional, national, and international demand for arts administrators with the preparation to bridge the world of performing and visual arts with a combination of academic study, internships, and prefessional experience. Your gift supports the next generation of arts leaders.
Center for the Arts
Your gift of $75 or more to the Center makes you a friend of the Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Center for the Arts provides financial and volunteer support for the Center’s programs and activities. Visit the web site for more information about the Friends of the Center for the Arts.
Computer Game Design
Your gift to the Computer Game Design program will support undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, travel for students and faculty to attend industry conferences, research projects and opportunities, advanced game-related hardware and software, and the Mason game library. Give online or contact email@example.com for more information.
Film and Video Studies
The Film and Video Studies program is one of the university’s fastest growing cross disciplinary programs, drawing resources from the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Humanities and Social Studies. Your gift to FAVS will support student scholarships, the program’s Studio A series, and a variety of other student activities. For more information about supporting Film and Video Studies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instruments in the Attic
What's in your attic? A forgotten flute? Your Great-Aunt's violin? Instruments in the Attic transforms castoffs into treasures for Mason Music education majors and the public school students they teach. Read more about Instruments in the Attic to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of our students and community or contact Brain Marcus, College of Visual & Performing Arts at email@example.com.
CVPA is currently raising capital funds for several exciting projects.
- Renovation and expansion of music, theater and dance facilities on the Fairfax Campus
- Equipping the new Art and Visual Technology building with state-of-the-art technology capabilities
For more information please contact Brian Marcus, Associate Dean for Development, at 703-993-8607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.