Student-Handbook-11-12.2

The establishment of the institute of the arts now

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Unformatted text preview: eering (now the Volgenau School of Engineering). Through the Volgenau School, Mason was the first institution in the country to offer a doctoral degree in information technology. The establishment of the Institute of the Arts (now the College of Visual and Performing Arts) in 1990 solidified the university’s commitment to making the arts a pervasive part of students’ lives. The Center for the Arts complex, which includes art galleries, studio and rehearsal space, and performing venues such as TheaterSpace, are components of the college. Mason has expanded its presence to serve the entire Northern Virginia region by employing the revolutionary concept of the distributed university. In collaboration with county and state governments, the university established the Prince William Campus in Prince William County. A partnership with American Type Culture Collection, the world’s foremost archive of living cultures, has led to academic programs focusing on biotechnology and has made Prince William County a center for medical technology. Construction...
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This document was uploaded on 03/01/2014 for the course CRIM 475 at George Mason.

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