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Schools and Programs

School of Art

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The School of Art educates students to be creative professionals in visual media who not only engage with the world, but enhance and enrich it. The forward-looking, adaptive curriculum encourages students to be confident in their own talent and technique and to be agents of change who challenge traditional thinking.

School of Dance

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The School of Dance trains students with the rigor of a conservatory within a vibrant university that offers all the opportunities of college life. Train with dancers and choreographers from today’s top companies to put you on the path to becoming the best dancer you can be. We’ll help you build a dance career in the real world.

School of Music

Visit the School of Music

School of Music students learn from active performers, conductors and composers who are among the most distinguished experts in their fields. Instruction is rigorous, yet conducted in a nurturing environment. Guest artists offer master classes that challenge and inspire. A flexible curriculum offers many paths to success.

School of Theater

Visit the School of Theater

The School of Theater explores and expresses the human spirit through the study of drama’s historical, contemporary, and cultural traditions, training in the craft, and the presentation of plays. Serious practical instruction and experience combined with liberal arts study prepare graduates for a life in the theater. Opportunities are limited only by the student's desire to create them.

Arts Management

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The Arts Management program helps students develop the leadership skills needed to lead the field. Some of the nation’s top arts managers train and mentor participants to develop and nurture artists, audiences and communities. The curriculum includes a framework of courses to help students understand and advance the place of the arts in society.

Computer Game Design

Visit Computer Game Design

Computer Game Design students study the sciences and the arts while using state-of-the-art technology to create their own games. Students specialize while learning to work in a team environment, and an interdisciplinary approach helps them see the big picture. That makes Mason game design students highly sought after as interns and employees.

Film and Video Studies

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The Film and Video Studies Program trains students to take a project from conception through creation, production, and post-production in a variety of film and video styles. They acquire the technical skills needed to share their creative vision with the world in a concrete way, following a path that will let them apply professional ability in creative, entrepreneurial, and adaptable ways.

Potomac Arts Academy

Visit Potomac Arts Academy

This program does double duty, providing members of the community with a chance to participate in and enjoy the arts, and providing Mason students with the opportunity to teach the arts in a real world setting. Members of the community, no matter how young or old, can take classes in dance, film, music, theater, and visual art.

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