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Undergrad Open House

Join us on campus!

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

CVPA Open House

in conjunction with Patriot Visit Day Junior Open House

Thursday, April 18, 10AM-2PM

Come spend the day with CVPA! Meet faculty and current students, learn more about our programs, and hear about our admissions processes. It's a great way to get to know our departments and see first-hand what amazing experiences we have to offer.

The open house runs in conjunction with the University’s Patriot Visit Day event, our annual spring open house event targeted to high school juniors. We will showcase academics and provide the opportunity to meet with Admissions counselors, faculty, and staff members. In addition, guests will experience campus & housing tours, student performances, and learn about available student resources.

Register for the event.

Sample schedule of events:

CVPA Welcome & Admissions Information Session

9:30 a.m. - Check in

10:00-11:00 a.m. - Information session from the Office of Admissions

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Tour of campus, including freshman residence halls

12:00-12:45 p.m. - Lunch on your own

12:45-2:00 p.m. - Program breakout sessions

School of Art Open House

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Art and Design Building, Rm. 2050

 Student panel presentation followed by a building tour. 

Computer Game Design Open House

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Art and Design Building, Rm. 1018

Q & A session and class sit-in.

School of Dance Open House

The Open House calendar for the School of Dance is different from CVPA’s. Please contact the School of Dance directly (703-993-1114, to arrange your visit to campus. During your visit on a regular class day, you will have the opportunity to observe class, see a rehearsal of a guest artist work, meet the majors and speak with the Director of the program. You may also arrange an Admissions information session and tour of campus.

Schedule your Audition

Our auditions for admission in Fall 2018 will begin Saturday, October 20. The dance audition includes an information session with faculty and staff, a visit with an admissions officer and refreshments and Q&A with dance majors. Full 2018/19 audition schedule.

Film and Video Studies Open House

Film and Video Studies Q&A and Tour
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Johnson Center, Gold Room (ground floor, near Dewberry Hall)

Meet with our Film faculty and Admissions Coordinator/Academic Advisor for an overview of the program. A tour of our facilities will follow, led by a current Film major. 

Best of Film at Mason Screening and Panel
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Johnson Center, Gold Room (ground floor, near Dewberry Hall)

Learn about the Mason Film student experience through a screening of our students' work and have a chance to speak with a panel of student filmmakers.

School of Music Open House

The School of Music Shadow Days feature opportunities to attend classes, watch and participate in ensemble rehearsals, meet faculty and current students, tour our facilities, learn about the audition process, and much more.

School of Theater Open House

1:15 - 2:30 pm

Q&A session with Theater students and faculty advisor. Black Box (PAB A101)


Individual academic unit open houses

Computer Game Design

February, 9, March 2, April 6, & 20, 2019

Location: Art and Design Building, Room 1018

Please e-mail Mary Bean or call her on 703-993-5734 to reserve your space for an open house. Space may be limited due to high demand.


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

Schools & Programs