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College of Visual and Performing Arts

The arts speak a language that everyone understands, yet communicate a message that is unique to each individual. Dance, visual arts, film, music and theater feed our minds and spirits. Bring your natural talent, and let us hone your skills. Below are our application requirements and deadlines. You may read more about our programs at http://cvpa.gmu.edu/.

 

Art Education Licensure, CERG

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: Yes
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: Yes
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Applicants must submit official scores for SAT Math, ACT Math or Praxis Core Math 5732. No minimum score is specified.

Art Education, MAT

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: Yes
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: Yes
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Applicants must submit official scores for SAT Math, ACT Math or Praxis Core Math 5732. No minimum score is specified.

Artist Certificate - Instrumental Performance

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Artist Certificate - Music for Well-Being

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: No
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Artist Certificate - Piano Performance

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Artist Certificate - Vocal Performance

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Arts Management, MA

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: No
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Computer Game Design, MA

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: Yes
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: No
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Students are required to complete the following form and it upload it as part of their application: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/sites/cvpa/files/MA%20Game%20Design%20Media%20Submission%20Form%202016-17.pdf.

Graduate Non-Degree Studies - College of Visual and Performing Arts

Requirements
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0

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: No
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 0
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: No
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Graphic Design, MA

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Music Education License for PK, CERG

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: Yes
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: Yes
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Applicants must submit official scores for SAT Math, ACT Math or Praxis Core Math 5732. No minimum score is specified.

Music Education, PHD

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: Yes
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: No
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Music, MM - Composition concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Music, MM - Conducting concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Music, MM - Jazz Studies concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Music, MM - Music Education concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

This program is intended for licensed Music teachers. For a licensure-granting program, please refer to the Music Education certificate program.

Music, MM - Pedagogy concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Music, MM - Performance concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Musical Arts, DMA - Composition concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: Yes
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Musical Arts, DMA - Conducting concentration

Requirements
College Transcripts Endorsement Worksheet Goals Statement GRE Portfolio Praxis Recommendation Letters Resume SlideRoom Portfolio Writing Sample
2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: Yes
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Musical Arts, DMA - Performance concentration

Requirements
College Transcripts Endorsement Worksheet Goals Statement GRE Portfolio Praxis Recommendation Letters Resume SlideRoom Portfolio Writing Sample
2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: Yes
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Fall 2020:
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2020
Funding Deadline: January 15 2020
Standard Deadline: January 15, 2020

Deadlines for Spring 2021:
Not Available for Spring Admit

Notes

Teaching Theatre PK-12, CERG

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: Yes
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: Yes
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: No
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Applicants must submit official scores for SAT Math, ACT Math or Praxis Core Math 5732. No minimum score is specified.

Visual and Performing Arts, MFA - Dance concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

The MFA program in Dance is highly selective. Applicants must have significant professional experience at a national or international level (minimum 5 years).

Visual and Performing Arts, MFA - Graphic Design concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: Yes

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Visual and Performing Arts, MFA - Theater concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Visual and Performing Arts, MFA - Visual Arts concentration

Requirements
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2

College Transcripts: Yes
Endorsement Worksheet: No
Goals Statement: Yes
GRE: No
Portfolio: No
Praxis: No
Recommendation Letters: 2
Resume: Yes
SlideRoom Portfolio: Yes
Writing Sample: No

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Deadline for Summer 2021:
Not Available for Summer Admit

Deadline for Fall 2021:
Website URL: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-admission-requirements

Notes

Portfolio required: 20 images of your most accomplished work must be submitted through SlideRoom. Link will be provided upon submission of application. Graphic Design applicants should also submit an academic writing sample through SlideRoom to accompany their portfolio. If you have questions about the application process, please contact CVPA Graduate Admissions at artsgrad@gmu.edu. Visit the Graduate Admissions page at http://cvpa.gmu.edu/ for more information.