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College of Visual and Performing Arts

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • Kane, Stephanie
    When playing games and surfing the internet, anyone can take on any identity they choose. The concept of the internet and custom avatars being used by transgender people has been a concept since the early 1990’s with Caitlin ...
  • Bañales, Jorge E
    This thesis describes the work of Jorge E. Bañales, focusing on the conceptual basis for his MFA thesis exhibition Inertia of the Real. Installed in the Gillespie Gallery in the Arts and Design Building at George Mason ...
  • Benge, Andrea; ANDiLAND
    THE HOLY RABBIT is an ANDiLAND short experimental film about reclaiming power over one’s body while under a constant threat of violence. A surreal hero's journey down the rabbit hole of the female grotesque to find the ...
  • Matricardi, Jayne
    Motherscape, the MFA thesis of Jayne Matricardi, explores the psychological landscape of motherhood through paintings, video, mixed media and poetry. The exhibition shines light on hidden struggles of motherhood, investigates ...
  • Kleinendorst, Robert
    This thesis investigates the trend of dancers losing their ability to access the imagination, to engage in child-like play, and to connect emotion to dance. In the process of researching this thesis, the author utilized ...
  • Van Keuren, Seika
    Asian American students have long been perceived as musically and academically gifted. However, recent studies have shown that stereotypes and discrimination impact the mental health, educational opportunities, and ...
  • Fitzpatrick, Kate
    Liminal Glyphs, MFA thesis exhibition of Kate Fitzpatrick, was on display at Gillespie Gallery at George Mason University in Fall of 2020. The exhibition provided a space to explore the nature of language, meaning, and ...
  • McComas, Wade P
    It was Christmas Day, 1993. My dad and I had been talking about it for a month and the day was finally here. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm had finally come to theatres. I was a huge fan of its predecessor television series ...
  • Wallace, Kevin P
    Fragmented Lens of War is a visual and poetic exploration of the trauma of war. Looking both below the surface of the ocean and the surface of my own mind, this thesis searches out invisible wounds and the resilience ...
  • Caramanna, Brigitte
    This thesis describes my process and presents the research I have used to create my work. I will provide an explanation to methods of printmaking I practice and how that relates to drawing, exploration, and scientific ...
  • Bartz, George
    The world of design has evolved, along with technology, from the days of print advertising to the digital world of websites and mobile apps. The Internet has created a greenfield environment with new design disciplines ...
  • Lytle, Thomas K
    This project and thesis is a prevention and awareness campaign about bullying. What makes this campaign unique is that it utilizes martial arts principals (specifically karate discipline) as a foundation to help prevent ...
  • Unearth 
    Lillis, Jennifer
    Unearth is a poetic exploration of the function, intention and transformation of art within the context of ritual and sacred spaces. This thesis will discuss the construction of the exhibition, unearth, through the ...
  • Fussner, Emily
    eternity fleeting, the MFA thesis exhibition of Emily Fussner, was displayed at George Mason University in March of 2019. The exhibition held materializations and reimaginations of ephemeral moments: an elegy of familiar, ...
  • Parada, Melvin
    This thesis describes the artwork created in the exhibited work of Rethinking Lines. The work is premised on the theoretical findings in the fields of linguistics and semiotics, alongside philosophies tailored under the ...
  • Smith, Timothy (2017)
    This study provides a multivariate approach to the study music teachers’ beliefs about teaching dispositions. The participants were pre-service and in-service teachers in rural, suburban, and urban settings who taught or ...
  • St Pierre, Nathan (2017)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the interplay between achievement goal orientation (AGO) and attitudes toward grading practices. A secondary purpose was to identify homogeneous groups of participants for further ...
  • Ammerman, Angela D. (2017)
    This study investigates the influence of string teacher attitudes toward recruiting, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control on recruiting behaviors. Between 1962 and 1989 the number of public school string ...
  • Porter, William (2017)
    This dissertation details a physiological exploration of voice and brass tuba physical methods in order to suggest a synthesized and integrated tuba training pedagogy, which may enhance tone timbre. Voice and brass tuba ...
  • Russell, Donald
    This thesis documents the objectives of my research and curatorial projects exploring the relationship of contemporary art to social change. It describes the concepts and programmatic model of Provisions Library, a resource ...

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