George Mason University School of Art will host a Fall Open House from 10 a.m.-noon, and the National Portfolio Day from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, in the Art and Design building at the Fairfax Campus. Both events are free and open to the public with prior RSVP.
Fall Open House
Students and their families can join the School of Art for a tour of the facility and meet current students to gain a better understanding of the art programs at Mason. The event has limited seating, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested students and their parents must register online by October 28 at https://soa.gmu.edu/open-house/
The School of Art provides seven areas of study, including drawing, graphic design, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The art programs at Mason focus on creative process and problem-solving. Students will achieve academic excellence and artistic training through dedicated faculty and artists who are driven to new ideas and challenges.
National Portfolio Day
The National Portfolio Day is designed to provide constructive feedback for current high school students on how to prepare for their future college admission materials. Students who participate in the program will receive a one-on-one meeting with college representatives and learn insights on how to best make their portfolio, providing feedback on their artwork, and discussing educational and career goals.
More than 50 representatives from prestigious art institutions and colleges will attend, such as Mason School of Arts, Pratt Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Fashion Institute of Technology. Students who want their portfolio to be reviewed during the day must arrive at 10:30 a.m. for check-in. For more information about the schedule, list of attending schools, or registration for the event, please visit: https://soa.gmu.edu/npd/.