Funding Deadline: February 15, 2023
Standard Deadline: May 01, 2023
PORTFOLIO: Portfolios will be submitted through SlideRoom. The link to SlideRoom will be provided to you when you apply. You will be able to submit your portfolio via SlideRoom after you have received your GNumber from the Office of Graduate Admissions. Contact CVPA Graduate Admissions if you have any questions.
The applicant's portfolio is a major selection criterion for graduate admission and should represent the applicant's most accomplished work.
Portfolios should include 20 images or videos submitted through SlideRoom. Samples must be labeled with the following: name of artist, title, and date. Videos must be playable through SlideRoom and be no more than four minutes for each section. In the case of collaborative work, the applicant's role should be clearly stated.
English Proficiency Requirements
All Mason students must have a full command of academic English to be successful in their studies. For this reason, Mason requires applicants to demonstrate English proficiency for admission consideration, regardless of citizenship. Click here to view the requirements.
International Transcript Requirements
All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. Mason will provide evaluation service free of charge for all international transcripts, however, some programs may request an outside evaluation be completed. Because of volume, more time may be needed to process applications requiring a Mason evaluation. You should submit your application 6 weeks prior to the deadline if you plan to utilize Mason’s free evaluation service. For expedited service, students may submit their documents to any NACES member organization at their own expense. If you decide to use an external evaluation service or if your program requires an outside evaluation, GPA and Degree equivalences must be included with your course-by-course evaluation. Mason evaluations are used for internal purposes and are not released to applicants. For information on international transcript requirements, go here.