Visit Us and Open Houses

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Find out about College of Visual and Performing Arts undergraduate programs at Mason.

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Find out about College of Visual and Performing Arts graduate programs at Mason.

Visit Mason and Visit Us

Imagine yourself here.
Then come to campus and see for yourself.

Note: The College of Visual and Performing Arts continues to align our visit and on-campus engagement opportunities with guidance from Mason’s own health data, the Governor of Virginia and recommendations from public health agencies. As Virginia’s and Mason’s guidance evolves, we will update this page with opportunities for in-person visits. Please visit the admissions website for the most up-to-date information.


All EARLY ACTION Fall 2021 admitted freshmen students with outstanding audition/portfolio requirements must submit those by February 15, 2021For regular decision freshmen applicants, please follow your intended major's admissions requirements.

Winter Open House for high school seniors

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
6:00 - 7:30pm

The Office of Admissions at George Mason University invites high school seniors to attend our Winter Open House. By attending, students will have the opportunity to interact with Admissions Counselors, faculty, staff, and current students. Each moment of Mason’s Winter Open House will be exciting and informative. We look forward to meeting you at this special event!

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Virtual Experience and Campus Tour

We'd love to welcome you in person to our beautiful campus, but in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have created a new virtual experience and campus tour. Below, you can also take a virtual tour of Mason's art spaces with Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Virtual tours of each of the facilities start at these times on the video:

1:05 Art and Design Building (School of Art, Computer Game Design program, Film and Video Studies program)

3:35 Music/Theater Building (School of Music, School of Theater)

5:58 deLaski Performing Arts Building (School of Dance, School of Theater, School of Music)

7:40 Center for the Arts (performance venue for the Schools of Dance, Theater, and Music)

See Virtual Experience



Visit Us During Our Undergraduate Open Houses

Open Houses and campus tours offer prospective undergraduates opportunities to meet fellow students and faculty, have your portfolio reviewed, participate in a Q&A and see the spaces where you'll be practicing, performing and perfecting your craft. 

In the Spring, we hold a Mason Spring Preview Open House and Spotlight Days for admitted freshmen and their families and a CVPA Junior Open House for prospective students in their junior year of high school, or if you'd rather come a different day, you can arrange an individual visit with the schools. We hope you can join us.

Please visit the main Admissions page for updates on virtual visits and information sessions for the remainder of 2020.

Contact Undergraduate Programs Directly for More Information

School of Art

Schedule a Visit 
(From the drop down menu, select
"Prospective Undergraduate
Student Visit (30 minutes)

Computer Game Design

School of Dance

Film and Video Studies

School of Music

School of Theater

Mason's Showcase of Graduate Studies

Each Fall, George Mason University hosts the Showcase of Graduate Studies, which highlights all Graduate and Professional programs across the university. This free event is open to all current students as well as anyone interested in pursuing graduate studies at Mason. Come meet with admissions staff and faculty to learn more about what opportunities are available to you at GMU.  

Graduate Program Information

If you have specific questions about your program of interest, please feel free to reach out to them directly. Contact information for each program can be found at the bottom of the Grad Admissions FAQs page. ​Please note that programs cannot give you updates on your application. For assistance with your application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions

Learn more about our Arts Management Graduate program by attending an Information Session.

Arts Management


Music, dance and theater students strut their stuff at the deLaski Performing Arts Building.
Music, dance and theater students strut their stuff at the deLaski Performing Arts Building.