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  • 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 ...
  • Nayoon Choi (2021)
    Isang Yun (1917–1995) was the first successful Korean-born composer in Western classical music. His students, Sukhi Kang (1934–2020) and Byungdong Paik (b. 1936), have been leading composers and educators in South Korea ...
  • 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 ...
  • Joel Graham (2019)
    This dissertation explores John Philip Sousa’s The Last Days of Pompeii and its relationship to two preceding artistic treatments of the same title, a novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton and a painting by Karl Bryullov. Each ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Serafin, Susan (2009-09-17)
    Our identities and gestures are transferred from our cultural memory. Photography, movies, and more recently, virtual reality, are cultural and social markers that juxtapose the "ideal image of self" with the self as ...
  • Edward Knoeckel (2019)
    This dissertation describes the current state of analysis of film music with the intent of finding connections between ideas on narrative analysis and film music. I posit an approach from Almén that overlays Micznik’s ...
  • Fabian, Sarah Ashley (2022)
    The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of music educators’ perceptions of ways in which marching band and college music education curricula connect. By examining the music educators’ perceptions, the ...
  • Fedorova, Samantha
    This thesis describes parallels between the realm of internet, specifically virtual reality and the subconscious domain of dreams. The observation of how slowly and steadily humans become digitalized and migrated into ...
  • 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 ...
  • McCoy, Ryan (2013-09-13)
    This thesis examines the origins and trajectory of the primary line of thought I had developed while creating a body of work over a several year period. I attempted to create a document that would be easily accessible and ...
  • Kfoury Horner, Nicholas M
    This thesis investigates and articulates the process of directing a Shakespeare performance to create inclusive, ensemble storytelling. Interpretation and production of a play for public viewing was an integral part of ...
  • 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 ...

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