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Note: Please visit the admissions website for the most up-to-date information.

Attend a class. Talk to a professor and advisor. Watch a student film. Take a tour with a current student. Meet your creative community.

Virtual Experience and Campus Tour

We'd love to welcome you in person to our beautiful campus, but in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have created a new virtual experience and campus tour. On this page, you can also take a virtual tour of Mason's art spaces with Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. (The virtual tour of the Art and Design Building starts at 1:05.)

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Director Colette Burson on set of the Mason Film Lab
Student film crew enjoying a moment of levity with Director Colette Burson on set of the Mason Film Lab. Photo by William Dickson.

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Parking Directions

George Mason University is located at 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA. 22030. Enter campus from the Mason Pond Drive entrance located on Ox Rd. The best and closest place to park is the Mason Pond Parking Deck. You will see the parking deck from the roundabout on Mason Pond Drive. Take the second exit to the right from the roundabout. Park on or close to the 3rd floor in the parking deck. The campus map is linked above and additional detail is on the map below. The Film and Video Studies Office is located in College Hall, Room C100.

To get to the Film at Mason Office from the parking structure:

  1. Park and exit the Mason Pond Parking Deck on the 3rd floor. You should see a cul-de-sac and the George Mason statue. The 1st building on your RIGHT is the deLaski Performing Arts Building.
  2. Enter the Performing Arts Building and continue through the building (two sets of glass doors).
  3. Cross the outdoor bridge into the Music/Theater Building 
  4. As you enter Music/Theater Building, take the elevator or stairs on your left.
  5. Continue through the Music/Theater Building.
  6. Exit and enter College Hall, directly in front of you.
  7. Film at Mason is the first door in College Hall on your left, Room C100.

Download campus map (PDF)

Film map

Johnson Center Cinema

The Johnson Center Cinema has featured screenings from the Visiting Filmmakers Series including Netflix featured Patti Cake$ with Michael Gottwald, HBO’s Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland with directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, and Ava DuVernay’s 13th with Film at Mason’s very own Professor and award-winning cinematographer Hans Charles.

JC Cinema with Prof. Jusu
Professor Nikyatu Jusu presenting her FAVS 499 senior students at the Fall Film Showcase.

The venue is also home to the annual Mason Film Festival and other student-focused showcases. Each year, Film at Mason screens around 140 student productions featuring short films ranging from advanced directing students in fiction and documentary, beginning video production, to senior thesis films.

A university-owned space, Johnson Center Cinema is a 294-seat cinema on the lower level of the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus. For more information or if interested in booking the space, inquiries may be directed to University Events Management.

Parking: Covered parking is available in the Mason Pond Parking Deck, 4500 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030

Getting Here: Exit the parking deck on the ground level of the 3rd floor. The Johnson Center will be straight ahead, just to the right of the George Mason statue. Go inside and take the elevators down to the lower level. The Johnson Center Cinema is around the corner, left of the elevators. 

Map and Directions to the Johnson Center Cinema (inside Johnson Center)