College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Who We Are

The Theater Program at George Mason University stresses the ideal that serious practical training and experience, combined with the breadth and vigor of liberal arts study, offers its graduates the best preparation for a life in the theater. 

The School of Theater prepares its vocational graduates for entry into the professional world and/or graduate study with rigorous, concentrated, and individualized training. Theater students develop the ability to solve problems creatively, think critically, write clearly, and express themselves comfortably through speech and movement. In addition, students establish a personal work ethic and take responsibility for personal and group efforts.

Mason's School of Theater offers every style of theater imaginable, including period pieces, contemporary plays and musicals, all produced in state-of-the-art venues. Students participate in those productions from day one, working with faculty members who are active professionals in their fields.

Mission Statement

The George Mason University School of Theater provides a rigorous, creative, and nurturing environment where we encourage conceptual and cultural diversity. Our mission is to use theater as a means of preparing students for a complex and challenging future, regardless of where their interests and training may lead them. 

Theater is a universal expression of the human spirit. Our department embraces and ensures this expression through the study of historical, contemporary, and cultural traditions, training in the craft, and the presentation of plays.

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