Study with Guest Artists Learn More
The Professional Artist Resident in Theater (P.A.R.T.) initiative brings professionals to Mason as Faculty and Guest Artists, offering Master classes, workshops, special events and courses that fulfill the Major requirements. Above, the actor Stacey Keach can be seen teaching a class.
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At Mason, you'll experience a focused School of Theater with 140 Theater majors within a large State University setting.
Access to a vibrant theater scene Learn More
You'll study just 20 miles from the vibrant Washington, D.C. theater scene which is the 2nd largest in the US. Only New York is larger.
Study with theater professionals Learn More
Each Faculty member in the department is a working professional – actors, directors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs – who connect our students to the professional scene whenever possible.
Choose your own career Learn More
Theater at Mason offers both a BA in Theater, with concentrations in Performance, Writing, Design & Tech, Theater Education, and Musical Theater, and a BFA in Stage & Screen, offering concentrations in Performance, Writing, Design & Tech, and Musical Theater!
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The Mason Players student theater company produces 6 shows per year. At least half of them are student-directed, and one features original work by our students. There are hundreds of opportunities to get involved, and all are open to freshmen.
Study and perform in beautiful spaces Learn More
Our theater students perform at three major theaters on our campuses: the Center for the Arts, Harris Theatre, and the Hylton Performing Arts Center (pictured above) as well as the smaller, more intimate TheaterSpace in the deLaski Performing Arts Building.
Free Tickets Learn More
The Center for the Arts offers free student tickets to most events held in our 1900-seat Concert Hall.
Friends of Theater at Mason Learn More
This volunteer community organization champions our students and their work at every turn, drumming up audiences, writing newsletters, hosting events, fundraising for scholarships, and feeding our souls and our bellies.