George Mason University
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George Mason University

Art and Visual Technology, BFA

Program Overview

This intensive 120-credit studio production program emphasizes analytical, creative, and experiential aspects of studio and new media art. It is designed to prepare students professionally as visual artists, graphic designers—or for graduate study in the fine arts. Students devote a significant portion of their college careers to an in-depth study with 24 studio credits in their concentration, and do not have a foreign language or minor requirement. Students are admitted into the BFA by portfolio review only. See portfolio requirements.

In addition to completing the university-wide general education requirements and electives, all AVT majors must complete our core foundations experience, breadth and experience, art history and critical theory requirement, and required concentration courses. Students choose from one of seven concentrations: Drawing, Graphic Design, New Media Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

For complete information on program requirements and policies, please see the University Catalog.


Art and Visual Technology majors work in award-winning studios with accomplished faculty who regularly exhibit their work. Students have opportunities to hear from leaders in their field through the Visual Voices speaker series.  In addition, students go to New York several times during their college career to experience its rich collection of museums and galleries. Art and Visual Technology majors also exhibit their work on campus in multiple galleries.

Concentrations within the Art and Visual Technology, BA include:


Graphic Design

New Media Art





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