Visit our CVPA Schools

Students in front of the Johnson Center spier
Would you like to know more about our students?
Would you like to know more about our students?

Discover and enjoy some of the College of Visual and Performing Arts student achievements from 2020.

Join us on campus!

Take the opportunity to come to Mason and see the spaces where you'll be performing, practicing and perfecting your craft. 

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.

CVPA Spotlight Day

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00 - 7:30pm ET

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Spotlight Day will give you the opportunity to celebrate your admission to the university, connect with current CVPA students and faculty, learn about university life resources, and get guidance on your next steps to officially become a Mason Patriot. Space is limited, so register today for the CVPA Spotlight Day!

Register Now

Virtual Experience and Campus Tour

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, a new virtual experience and campus tour is available to learn more about Mason.

Visit individual CVPA Schools and Programs (virtually)

School of Art

The School of Art conducts all portfolio reviews online. All portfolio reviews require the following to be submitted digitally through Slideroom.

If you have questions about the School of Art, our staff and faculty are available to answer your questions. Call the front office at 703-993-8898 or email School of Art to set up a virtual appointment.

In the meantime, please enjoy a video from the School of Art:

Visit School of Art website.

School of Dance

If you would like to speak to a staff or faculty member, please email the School of Dance or call 703-993-1114.

Schedule your Audition

Please check the School of Dance audition page for the latest information.

Visiting us is an important step in your college search process. Unfortunately, because we can't meet in person at the School of Dance due to the pandemic, we instead invite you to join us for a tour of our beautiful and spacious performance studios, theaters, and athletic training clinic in the video we have created below.

Computer Game Design

Please e-mail Mary Bean or call her on 703-993-5734 for more information about the Computer Game Design Program.

Visit the Game Design Website to learn about our program, opportunities for our students.

Download and play games from our 2020 Senior Expo.

Film and Video Studies

Watch the virtual Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason. It’s a series of online conversations and Q&As with filmmakers and hosted by our Film at Mason faculty members.

Prospective students may email to schedule a virtual visit.

Visit the Film at Mason Website.

School of Theater

If you have questions about the School of Theater, our staff and faculty are available to answer your questions. Call the front office at 703-993-1120 or email School of Theater to set up a virtual appointment.

Visit the School of Theater website.



Fairfax Campus Map

Parking Map (Fairfax Campus)

*Note: The most convenient place to park will be the Mason Pond Parking Deck. If you do park here, CVPA Admissions can provide parking validation for you (one ticket per registered prospective student; passes will be distributed at the end of the Admissions Info Session only). 

On-Campus Dining Options

Mason has a variety of food options on campus. If you're making a day of it, we encourage you to see what Mason has available and stick around for lunch! 

Dining Options Map
Dining Hours of Operation


Game Design Lab
Students use state-of-the-art technology to create their own games from day one in the Computer Game Design program.