College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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Graduate Programs and Certificates

Graduate Studies

For those pursuing an advanced degree, we offer the following graduate-level opportunities:

* The Theater concentration in the MFA in Visual and Performing Arts is a selective program designed for theater artists with some professional experience and who continue to work professionally during their course of study.  Students are admitted to a specific emphasis: acting, design & technical theater, or directing. Specific programs of study will be designed for each individual, based on previous experience and expertise.

CVPA Graduate Admissions is a self-managed system administered by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office

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**This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that  may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification.  Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made.  Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool ( for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.

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