Why study arts at George Mason University?

Mason’s School of Art's $25 million state-of-the-art facility, outstanding faculty and practicing and visiting artists will inspire you to reach your highest artistic potential. With your pick of the most well-known museums globally and nationally in Washington DC, you can fill your days outside of class observing the arts community's top talent.

  • The 88,000 square-foot arts facility houses all arts instructional areas and has won multiple design awards.
  • GMU art studios are equipped with computer labs, painting and drawing studios, photography labs, printmaking studios, sculpture studio and green studio.
  • You can minor or get an emphasis in graphic design, new media art, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.
  • Graduates of the School of Arts have been hired by the following institutions: Corcoran Gallery of Art, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, National Geographic and The Smithsonian Institute.

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