George Mason University
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George Mason University

Why CVPA?

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is much more than a collection of classrooms; it's a community of artists in art, dance, music, theater, arts management, film and video studies, and computer game design. At Mason, you’ll be supported and encouraged while following your own individual artistic path. Your talent is your own. Let us help you build your skills to reach your full potential.

Dancer at barre

Dance major Jaya Bond at the barre.

From Student to Artist

No matter what you study within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, you will learn from highly skilled artist-teachers as well as renowned guest artists.

From your first day as a Mason student-artist, you'll study and create art in award-winning spaces designed to enhance each artform.

By the time you leave Mason, you will be equipped with the tools and professional connections necessary to begin a successful career in the arts, as well as the communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills that the contemporary world values in every field.

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