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Message from the Director

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Giovanna Chesler, MFA
Director, FAVS

Dear Students,

This year, in Film and Video Studies (FAVS), we celebrate the power of film. Whether this be the impact of stories as they hit the screen, or the energy generated through collaboration with artists on set, film is a powerful medium. Our Bachelor of Arts degree includes concentrations in Production (for documentary and fiction), Business, and Screenwriting. Our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies trains you for immediate work in the field as a maker, technician and/or teacher. At Mason, we teach you the technical skills needed to tell critical stories, and allow you to understand the business of a rapidly changing film industry. Welcome!


Program Overview

George Mason University is well-positioned to embrace the study of film and video within a degree program by virtue of an unusual synergy of faculty interests, space availability, and equipment. The FAVS program offers instruction in documentary production, business, and theory. The FAVS BA is housed in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) and draws on faculty and course offerings from seven departments (Art and Visual Technology, Communication, English, History and Art History, Modern and Foreign Languages, New Century College, and Theater) located in the CVPA and the College of Humanities and Social Studies.

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Film and Video Studies Program | College of Visual and Performing Arts | George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3E6 | Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-FAVS (3287) | Fax: 703-993-3175 |