You’ve got the music in you, dance feeds your soul, painting and sculpting fulfill the spirit, and gaming is life. Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts, where we add fuel to the fire of creativity. Explore our Admissions webpages to help you successfully prepare your application to one of our many exciting programs, and get ready to become part of the Arts at Mason!
Applying is a Two-Step Process
The College of Visual and Performing Arts requires you to apply to Mason, submit a portfolio, and/or attend an audition or interview, as required by each academic unit.
Each program has a specific procedure for admissions, as well as some unique requirements - dependent on the type of student you are. Locate your program of interest in the Graduate or Undergraduate sections for more information, deadlines and scholarship opportunities.
Get Started Now
- Visit the campus and meet with your program of interest. Visit an Open House.
- Schedule an audition with the School of Dance, the School of Music, or the School of Theater.
- Submit your portfolio to the School of Art, the Film and Video Studies Program, or Computer Game Design Program.
- Learn more about the requirements for Graduate admission to our programs by visiting the Graduate Admissions Requirements page.