George Mason University
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George Mason University

Art and Visual Technology, Minor

Program Overview

George Mason University’s School of Art is a collaborative academic and professional community focused on advancing creativity through traditional and new media applied to varying social contexts. The School of Art is founded on the premise that art both reflects and inspires a creative society, improving the human condition while describing the world, both as it is and could be. We focus on the role of artists in that conversation. We encourage students to see art both as an individual expression and public interaction. We celebrate historical reference, current relevance and experimentation-emphasizing innovative ways of thinking that enhance the impact of art on the future of society.


Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree. Please see the University Catalog for complete information on program requirements and policies. Additional specifications may apply.

The minor in Art and Visual Technology requires 18-19 credits and offers a core of foundational studies with the opportunity for further study in the following areas: drawing; graphic design; new media arts; painting; photography; printmaking; or sculpture.

Minor Requirements


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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