George Mason University
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George Mason University

Undergraduate Admissions

Making a Career in the Arts

Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts, where we add fuel to the fire of creativity.

Applying  to our programs is a two-step process. Admission to George Mason University does not guarantee your acceptance into our programs. However, all College of Visual and Performing Arts majors must be admitted to Mason. We strongly encourage you to apply to the university by November 1 to receive maximum scholarship consideration, including merit and talent-based scholarships.  

STEP 1: Apply to George Mason University
Admission to George Mason is determined by the Office of Admissions and is separate from acceptance into College of Visual and Performing Arts degree programs.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts strongly encourages freshmen to apply to the university by November 1 to receive maximum scholarship consideration, including merit and talent-based scholarships.

STEP 2: Complete an Audition or Portfolio Review
Applicants to College of Visual and Performing Arts programs must successfully complete a discipline-specific audition, portfolio review, and/or interview before acceptance into the major. For audition, portfolio review, and interview requirements, click on the program of interest, at left.

Important Dates

Freshman Applicants
Freshman Applicants Deadline Notification
Freshman Early Action Application November 1 December 15
Honors College Consideration November 1 Mid-February
University Scholars Consideration November 1 Mid-February
Talent and Merit-Based Scholarship November 1 Mid-February
Freshman Regular Decision Application January 15 Late March
Financial Aid March 1 Early April

 

Transfer Applicants
Transfer Applicants Deadline Notification
Spring Transfer Priority Application October 1 November 1
Fall Transfer Priority Application March 1 April 1
Financial Aid March 1 Early April

 

Program Audition/Review Deadlines and Requirements

Click on the program name to learn more about audition portfolio requirements and deadlines:

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Program

Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate Certificates

If you have questions about the undergraduate admissions process in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, please contact our Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Outreach, Dena Hudson 703-993-5572.

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