School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University
The Event Technical Production (EVTP) minor offers the opportunity to study special events management and event technologies as well as design and production for installations and special events.

This minor is offered jointly by the College of Education and Human Development (School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management) and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (School of Theater), and it is available to all Mason undergraduate students. It is designed to provide insights into industry standards and practices around planning, managing, and executing live events and presentations.


Career Options for EVTP Minors

  • event technicians
  • lead event technicians
  • technical directors
  • event operation managers
  • event technical production salespeople
  • event production managers
  • audio, video, and lighting technicians
  • scenic, lighting, video, and sound designers
  • event stage managers
  • audience response and teleprompter operators
  • production warehouse coordinators
  • web casting and streaming specialists
  • camera operators

Academic Requirements for the EVTP Minor

  • At least 8 credits of EVTP minor course work must be applied to the minor only and may not be used to fulfill requirements of the student’s major, concentration, and undergraduate certificate, or another minor.
  • Students must earn a minimum 2.00 GPA in EVTP minor coursework.
  • At least 6 credits of EVTP minor course work must be completed at Mason.

Required Courses (12 credits):

Choose 6 credits chosen from the following:

Note: Or other course by permission of director
Total: 18 credits

Program Format

Courses of the Event Technical Production Minor are offered either face-to-face at Mason’s Fairfax campus or online. Students must complete 18 credits.

If you are interested in the Event Technical Production Minor, please contact Professor Kevin Dunayer, at or 703-993-2912.

Application Deadlines


  • Non-Binding Early Action Deadline: November 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 15


  • Fall Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

For more information and to apply, visit the admissions website.

Application Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Admissions Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Tuition (2021-22)

Virginia Resident $396.25
$546.50 with MSF*
Non-Virginia Resident $1,373.75
$1,524.00 with MSF*
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF) $150.25
CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
$25.00 - $250.00
Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit $571.50 - $796.50
Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit $1,549.00 - $1,774.00
Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
$350 | $275 for transfer students

Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.

Financial Aid

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.


For more information about this minor, contact:
Sara Simanski 
A407 de Laski Performing Arts Building

Click to view the 2017-2018 Event Technical Production Minor Advising Sheet.



Current students should visit MyMason for important forms and documents.

Tourism and Events Management

Kevin Dunayer
MTB 1016