George Mason University
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George Mason University

Arts and Social Change, Minor

Program Overview

The Arts and Social Change minor leverages artistic and creative practice in an array of academic and social contexts. The goal is to infuse these practices into territories outside the traditional art world through research, participatory experimentation and documentary aesthetic aspects of social practice. With a focus on creative research and project production students experience direct engagement with communities while developing skills toward fostering positive change in communities via the arts.

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.


Art and Visual Technology minors 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. 

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