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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sargent, Patrick
    This thesis describes the chronological process and the technical application of Social Art Practice concepts in ART-illery community workshops and subsequent themes that culminated in the work on display in my Masters of ...
  • 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, ...
  • Fathoms 
    Zuckerman, Sarah
    Fingertip to fingertip, I stretch my arms to their fullest extension, this length, this beginning to an embrace, is a fathom. A fathom measures depth as a line cast into the sea slips through the stratum below. It ...
  • Pichocki, Jillian (2007-12-13)
    FIGHTING SPIRIT is the title of a thesis exhibition by Jillian Pichocki. It is a photographic series of large and mediumscale silver gelatin prints which focuses on the aging process of men engaged in the sport of boxing. ...
  • Ashworth, Ben
    This thesis examines the developing philosophy of practice behind my ongoing participatory public art project and MFA thesis festival FINDING A LINE, most recently exhibited September 4-13, 2015 at The Kennedy Center. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Booth, Stephanie T. (2013-12-03)
    Why do many of us feel the need to connect to the past? Events that we did not experience will always partially be a mystery and our own memories are both fallible and malleable. Despite the fact that they are often ...
  • Navab, Nahideh (2014-10-07)
    In my MFA exhibition, November 2013, I’ve taken elements of politics and women’s issues into a visual portfolio. My two passions came together through the use of various complex hand print techniques and an installation, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chaudhary, Asma (2013-12-03)
    This thesis serves as a literary catalogue, which documents the artistic process and critical insight into studio practice from the perspective of Asma Chaudhary, a Pakistani- American artist. It follows her journey ...
  • Rhodey, Amber (2013-09-13)
    This thesis is an examination of the subculture in the alternative world of a dive bar through the perspective of a female bartender. The examination includes a collection of colliding expressions between memory and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ragsdale, Yathrib Elhillali
    This thesis describes the state of design and its future capabilities. This document focuses on the history of information design, design principles, human decision-making, psychology and perception, as well as data ...
  • Hill, Melissa (2015-08-19)
    I am looking at the notion of contingency and how random events construct the self at any given time. The concept of the contingent self is centered on the amalgamation of experiences that one undergoes throughout one’s ...
  • Fang, Adriane (2009-07-25)
    The thesis project, impulse Present, was a site-specific work presented in two separate public performances. The first performance was on September 22, 2008, as part of the George Mason University’s Fall for the Book ...
  • Mirtcheva, Ina Radeva (2014-05)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to reintroduce Isaac Mikhnovsky (1914-1978) to a new generation of scholars and musicians. Not only was Mikhnovsky a brilliant pianist who gave the Russian premiere of Rachmaninoff's ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dixon, Elsabé (2012-06-12)
    The luxury of exploration that was afforded me during my time at George Mason University and my pursuit of investigating the use of live organisms in conjunction with symbiotic systems and audience involvement, led me ...

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