Life in the D.C. Metro area
Practical, experiential, and global. Study in the capital of arts leadership.
Mason’s campuses are located in the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic regions and in the orbit of our nation’s capital. The Washington, D.C., region is home to a large concentration of performing and visual arts organizations, which provide excellent opportunities for internships, networking, and career development. Our location, combined with our network of alumni and faculty working in area arts organizations, provides our students with a strong connection to the cultural sector in the Washington, D.C, metropolitan area. Undergraduate courses take place on the Fairfax Campus, while graduate courses are almost entirely held on the Arlington Campus, excluding CVPA 600 and occasional electives.
It’s all about balance – afternoon and evening classes, convenient location
At Mason, we want our students to be able to enhance to their careers, not put them on hold. Our flexible graduate program, featuring afternoon and evening classes on our Arlington, Virginia, campus, is designed with the working professional in mind. Conveniently located on the Orange and Silver Metro lines, our classrooms are connected to the greater Washington, D.C, metropolitan area. Our graduate classes are held in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington, which was recently named as the top urban area for millenials in the country by Redfin Research Center. It is also adjacent to the Clarendon neighborhood, known for its nightlife and locally owned restaurants.
We are one community, strong, proud, and energized
Forty years ago, Mason was a modest upstart. Today, it is a nationally ranked research university with five locations, 11 schools, and more than 33,000 students. While arts management graduate studies are centered around our Arlington Campus, undergraduate classes take place at our Fairfax Campus. Mason students have exclusive access to internship opportunities at our two performing arts venues, the Center for the Arts in Fairfax, VA, and the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA.