Student Resources


Mason has a broad range of resources available to help students on the road to their degrees. Check out the resource page for students for information on everything from the campus bookstore to the Counseling Center, from Student Government to the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Be sure to check out information on free tickets to on-campus performing arts events, available to all full-time Mason students. The Johnson Center Cinema shows recent major releases and indie films Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Mason students get in free with ID; guests pay $3.

SoA Print Studio
SoA Print serves students, faculty, and the greater community with laser proofs, scans, and exhibition-quality inkjet prints. This state-of-the-art facility is located in the School of Art, Art and Design Building, Room 1011. For more information, please visit the website at http://soaprint.gmu.edu or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/soaprint or send an email to soaprint@gmu.edu.

Portfolio Resources
Instructions for portfolio presentation for admission to the major in the School of Art:

(Download these instructions.)

Career Resources
Wondering what you can do with a degree from the School of Art? Near graduation and looking for a job? Check out these great websites to help you jump-start your career in the Arts.

For Graphic Design and Digital Art Concentrations

1. http://www.estetica-design-forum.com/:  a forum for graphic and webdesigners.

2. http://www.graphic-design-blog.com/:  graphic design and web design blog.

3.  There are many more websites like the 2 listings above, if you are interested in graphic design and web design.  They can be found at: http://www.sketchee.com/920/12-social-sites-for-artists-designers.

For All Concentrations

1. This artist’s blog, “Artists Emerging: One artist's struggles and triumphs in starting an art career”, can be accessed through the artist’s website at: http://www.deannawood.com/.  Posts on writing an artist’s resume, pricing your artwork,  how galleries choose an artist, and much more.

2. http://www.artisthelpnetwork.com/: a free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers. The network assists artists in locating information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career-related topics. Focuses primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists. People working in the applied arts, arts administration, and arts-related fields will also find this site useful.

3. http://www.wwar.com/: World Wide Arts Resources.  The largest site for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.

4. http://www.artcalendar.com/ppv/:  Online business magazine for artists.  Helpful online videos such as “getting into galleries, clients and commissions, the beginning basics of building your career.” Artist’s profiles and blogs, much more.

5. http://myrejectionletters.blogspot.com/: “Rejection Letters of an Emerging Artist” by Suzanne Melbourne, a fulltime painter and photographer.
“As a modern day fulltime, emerging, fine artist with the world at her fingertips thanks to technology as it is, I have found myself in a unique position to document my efforts to promote myself. This site offers me the opportunity to share my experiences along the way with other emerging artists out there.”

6. http://www.nyfa.org/login.asp?id=8:  New York Foundation for the Arts.
NYFA's mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA is the largest provider of grants, services, and information to artists working in all disciplines in the United States.

7. http://www.artdeadlineslist.com/:  Art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.

8. http://www.lynndunham.blogspot.com/:  Art News, A Creative Resource for Artists, Collectors, Dealers and Curators.  Subscribe and get updates on the latest in the art world.