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Spaces that Set Us Apart

Spaces that Set Us Apart

At Mason, you'll discover unique spaces that you won't find anywhere else. 

For example, the School of Art is among a small group of schools in the United States with a dark room for photography equipped with a color processor. The School of Dance provides a state-of-the art conditioning lab staffed with a full-time trainer who works with dancers to prevent and address injuries. Many arts students at Mason work with staff in large costume and scene shops, creating everything that's needed for performances.

Our Unique Spaces

Audio Lab

High tech meets vintage. The studio is a unique combination of state-of-the-art recording gear and vintage analog synthesizers.

Fred Begun Percussion Suite

This state-of-the-art teaching and practice space is equipped with an extensive collection of percussion equipment.

Costume Shop

Students get to work in a newly remodeled facility and have access to an extensive collection of costumes and up-to-date equipment. They get guidance from professional staff to design and construct custom ensembles for student performances in music, theater, and dance.

Dance Conditioning Lab

This state-of-the-art conditioning space is staffed with a full-time trainer that works with dancers to prevent and treat injuries.

Founders Hall Gallery

This public art venue is coordinated by the Arts Management Program on Mason's Arlington campus. Founders Hall Gallery provides opportunities for dialogue, understanding, and community building between the different areas of study within the campus and the broader Arlington community. Arts Management students may intern at the gallery, which doubles as a hands-on lab for gallery management.

New Media Arts Experimental Lab

Cutting-edge technology supports students wishing to explore contemporary art practices, including video art, performance art, digital animation, and Internet art. Studios are equipped with Mac Pro Computers with large displays and loaded with software for video and sound editing, 2D and 3D animation, web development, image-making and interactivity.

Provisions Library

Located in the lower level of the Art and Design Building, Provisions Library is a world-renowned collection of books, periodicals and media that document the intersections of art and social change. It is open to all university students interested in linking creatively with social justice and environmental information, movements and special projects.

Scene Shop

Sets for play, opera, and musical theater productions are professionally built on the Fairfax campus. Students learn to implement fundamental and advanced production techniques in the region's best-equipped and safest scene shop.

School of Art Print Studio

This print shop offers a wide variety of printing and production services, using state-of-the-art equipment. It's ideal for archival exhibition prints, design portfolios, mixed-media paintings, posters, books, student assignments and proofs.

Studio A

This GMU-TV/Film and Video Studies-produced interview show features guest filmmakers talking to students about their professional work. Past guests include director Ron Maxwell (Gods and Generals), location manager Peggy Pridemore (Wedding Crashers and Forrest Gump), creator of the DC Shorts Film Festival Jonathan Gann, and senior sound editor Mark Stoeckinger (Star Trek and Mission: Impossible II and III). Students interact with the guests during the show. Watch past Studio A shows.

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