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Mason Community Arts Programs

Explore the arts at Mason through its community arts programs. The Mason Community Arts Academy and the Mason Game and Technology Academy connect all ages and skill levels to enriching, university-quality arts instruction.

Mason Community Arts Academy

Students at the Mason Academy

Mason Community Arts Academy (formerly known as Potomac Arts Academy) connects community members to arts instruction in music, acting, visual art, film and video, and dance. From inspiring programs for preschoolers to choirs and lessons specifically for seniors, Mason Community Arts Academy offers arts experiences for everyone. The Academy’s offerings also include summer camps and professional development for teachers.

The Academy's faculty members are drawn from the faculty and students of the Mason arts community. Often, talented students lead classes and give lessons as mentored teachers while finishing their degrees. This hands-on training provides the real-world experience needed to launch a successful career. Learn more.

Trumpet Boot Camp at the Mason Academy

Mason Game and Technology Academy

Mason Game and Technology Academy (MGTA) is the community outreach youth program of George Mason University’s Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) and the Mason Computer Game Design Program.  MGTA offers courses for students, ages 9-18, teacher training workshops, and an Executive Education Certificate program. Courses are developed and taught by Mason faculty, who are assisted by advanced Game Design and Computer Science students, many of whom have start-up companies of their own at VSGI, serving as mentors to the next wave of tech entrepreneurs.

MGTA is one of the fastest growing and most transformational enrichment programs in the region today, integrating all of the STEM core competencies in a challenging, fun, and engaging way. The program’s classes combine both the sciences and the arts, with creative & critical thinking and problem solving skills. Learn More.

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