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Undergrad Open House

Come Meet Your Fellow Artists 

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

CVPA Admitted Student Open House: March 24, 2017

Our 2nd Annual CVPA Admitted Student Open House is on Friday, March 24, 2017! 

All admitted Fall 2017 freshman who intend to study the Arts at Mason are invited to spend the day with us to experience what it’s like to be a College of Visual and Performing Arts student at George Mason University.

Registration is required for the Open House. To sign-up, please log in to your Admissions VIP page: https://gmu.askadmissions.net/vip/

Please see program-specific details below:

Art and Visual Technology

10:00-11:15

Dewberry Hall

Opening Session with Admissions

11:30-12:15    

JC Cinema

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Rick Davis

Q&A with a panel of College of Visual and Performing Arts students

12:30-1:30

Art and Design Building

Tour of Art and Design Building and Fine Arts Gallery.  Students will learn more about the School of Art and will have the opportunity to ask program-specific questions.

1:30-2:15

Lunch on own.

2:15-3:00

Meet at statue of George Mason

Campus Tour with Admissions

Computer Game Design

10:00-11:15

Dewberry Hall

Opening Session with Admissions

11:30-12:15    

JC Cinema

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Rick Davis

Q&A with a panel of College of Visual and Performing Arts students

12:30-1:10

Art and Design Building 2002

Game Entrepreneurship class observation

1:10-1:30

Art and Design Building 2002

Program overview with Dr. Scott Martin, Director, Computer Game Design program

1:30-2:15

Lunch on own

2:15-3:00

Meet at statue of George Mason

Campus Tour with Admissions

Film and Video Studies

10:00-11:15

Dewberry Hall

Opening Session with Admissions

11:30-12:15    

JC Cinema

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Rick Davis

Q&A with a panel of College of Visual and Performing Arts students

12:30-1:15

College Hall, C100

Student-led tour of FAVS facilities and resources. Students will learn more about the Film and Video Studies program and will have the opportunity to ask program-specific questions.

1:15-2:00

JC Gold Room “Best of FAVS” Screening and Student Panel. We will screen a compilation of the finest films written, directed, and produced by current students. Some of the filmmakers will be present for a Q&A following the program. Lunch will be provided.

2:15-3:00

Meet at statue of George Mason

Campus Tour with Admissions

Music

10:00-11:15

Dewberry Hall

Opening Session with Admissions

11:30-12:15    

JC Cinema

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Rick Davis

Q&A with a panel of College of Visual and Performing Arts students

12:30-1:30

Harris Theatre

Program Overview with Professor John Kilkenny, Recruitment Coordinator

Mason Student Showcase – Enjoy outstanding vocal and instrumental area including jazz, classical and contemporary performances by Mason's finest students from across the School of Music.

1:30-2:15

Lunch on own

2:15-3:00

Meet at statue of George Mason

Campus Tour with Admissions

Theater

10:00-11:15

Dewberry Hall

Opening Session with Admissions

11:30-12:15    

JC Cinema

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Rick Davis

Q&A with a panel of College of Visual and Performing Arts students

12:30-1:30

Student-led tour of Theater spaces, including Music/Theater Building rehearsal spaces, sound lab and lighting lab, TheaterSpace, Black Box Theater, the scene and costume shops, dressing rooms, and the Concert Hall backstage.  Students will learn more about the School of Theater and will have the opportunity to ask program-specific questions.

1:30-2:15

Lunch on own

2:15-3:00

Meet at statue of George Mason

Campus Tour with Admissions

CVPA Prospective Student Open House: October 2017 (fall 2017 date to be announced in summer 2017)

Please see sample schedules from 2016 event:

School of Art Open House Events

11:00-1:30 PM

Portfolio Reviews
(Art and Design Building, 2050)
20-minute sessions either for admissions portfolio review or "unofficial" high school portfolio preparation review.

2:00-3:00 PM

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean, Rick Davis, and Admissions Information Session with Lauren Wagner, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

3:30-5:30PM

Art and Design Building Reception and Open House
Meet Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Fellow Students!
Student Artwork is on display throughout the building
Fine Arts Gallery:  REMIX – Alumni Exhibition
Open Classrooms (Sculpture, Printmaking, Labs, and more!)

Computer Game Design Open House Events

1:00-1:50 PM

               

 

Overview of the Game Design Program
Game faculty and student volunteers will talk about what it’s like to study Game Design and attend George Mason University. Includes Question and Answer session.
(Art and Design Building, 1018).

2:00-3:00 PM

               

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean, Rick Davis, and Admissions Information Session with Lauren Wagner, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

3:30-5:30 PM

Art and Design Building Reception and Open House
Academic Game Arcade
(Art and Design Building 1018)
Play featured games designed by Computer Game Design majors, and meet Computer Game Design faculty, students, and staff.

School of Dance Open House Events

1:00-2:00 PM

School of Dance Q&A with School of Dance Director Susan Shields, followed by a tour of dance spaces, including rehearsal observations.

2:00-3:00 PM

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean, Rick Davis, and Admissions Information Session with Lauren Wagner, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

3:00-3:30 PM

Reception.

3:30-3:50 PM

Global Fusion: Bollywood Meets Modern Dance
Studio performance of Bhangra Fever by the Mason Dance Company
(de Laski Performing Arts Building 3009).

4:00-4:45 PM

School of Music performance (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

5:00-5:30 PM

Rehearsal of The Threepenny Opera
School of Theater engages the audience with a glimpse of the rehearsal process for The Threepenny Opera.  
​(Music/Theater Building 2013).

Film and Video Studies Open House Events

1:00-2:00 PM

Film and Video Studies Q&A (de Laski Performing Arts Building, 3019), followed by a tour of Film and Video Studies spaces, led by current Film and Video Studies majors! Tour will end in lobby of de Laski Performing Arts Building.

2:00-3:00 PM

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean, Rick Davis, and Admissions Information Session with Lauren Wagner, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

3:00-5:30 PM

Reception and Open House, Art and Design Building

Meet Film and Video Studies faculty and learn about the student experience at a screening of student work. Arrive at any time.
(Art and Design Building, Room 1007).

For more information about Film and Video Studies visit our website  the FAVS Facebook page.

School of Music Open House Events

Prospective Mason students are invited to participate in a full day of clinics and master classes, as well as the opportunity to perform a "mock" audition for one of our internationally recognized School of Music Faculty.

11:00 AM-noon

Instrumental College Audition and Prep Session.

12:30-2:00 PM

Mock Auditions.

2:00-3:00 PM

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean, Rick Davis, and Admissions Information Session with Lauren Wagner, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

3:00-3:30 PM

Reception.

3:30-3:50 PM

Studio performance by the Mason Dance Company de Laski Performing Arts Building.

4:00-4:50 PM

School of Music performance (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

5:00-5:30 PM

Rehearsal of The Threepenny Opera
School of Theater engages the audience with a glimpse of the rehearsal process for The Threepenny Opera.  
(Music/Theater Building 2013).

For more information about the School of Music, visit our website  and the School of Music Facebook page.

School of Theater Open House Events

10:00-2:00 PM

Auditions for School of Theater.

2:00-3:00 PM

Welcome from College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean, Rick Davis, and Admissions Information Session with Lauren Wagner, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

3:00-3:30 PM

Reception.

3:30-3:50 PM

Studio performance by the Mason Dance Company de Laski Performing Arts Building.

4:00-4:45 PM

School of Music performance (de Laski Performing Arts Building 3001).

5:00-5:30 PM

Rehearsal of The Threepenny Opera
School of Theater engages the audience with a glimpse of the rehearsal process for The Threepenny Opera.  
​(Music/Theater Building 2013).

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