Proximity to DC
Located in the Heart of the Arts
The D.C. area is rich in museums and galleries including the Smithsonian Institution, performance venues such as The Kennedy Center, and many professional theaters such as Arena Stage and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Mason's three area campuses, plus the Washington, D.C. metro area, provide exciting opportunities for students to engage in meaningful arts experiences, secure internships, and collaborate with area experts.
Mason's proximity to a vibrant filmmaking and theater scene as well as a hub for serious game development provides many opportunities for artistic and professional development. Washington, D.C. is a musical capital as well, with internationally renowned orchestral, operatic, choral, jazz, and world music programming.
And it's not just for attending and observing -- many College of Visual and Performing Arts students land internships in the area. Touring artists performing on campus or in the area often conduct master classes and rehearsals or hold conversation sessions.