Tag: performing & visual arts

Pursuing an Arts Education

Associate Provost of Enrollment Management, The University of the Arts

There has never been a better time to pursue an arts education. U.S. colleges and universities offer many fine programs that encompass the full range of creative disciplines. read more

I'm applying to art schools requiring portfolios; what should my portfolio include?


This depends on what the specific college requires. Some will want portraits, stills, graphic, and/or authentic (organic) work. read more

How competitive are most performing arts programs or fine or visual arts programs?


Most are very selective. However, just like with colleges, some more so than others. read more

What can I expect during my college admission audition?


Generally, a small panel of faculty members from the appropriate department will view your audition. You are expected to be well prepared. If there is a script or musical piece, it is nice to have copies of those available for the panel. read more

How should I prepare for my audition for admission?


Research the specific audition requirements for those colleges on your list that have auditions. Pay close attention to deadlines and locations of the auditions. Practice a lot and record your work. read more

How can I get involved in the arts as a non-major student?


There are many elective courses that non-majors can take. Review your college catalogue and speak with your advisor about your options. read more

The Crux of College Creativity

Educational Consultant, Research Psychologist, and Writer

People often think as creativity as something that is reserved for artists, writers, film makers, and the like. The truth of the matter is that creativity is something that everyone needs, often on a regular basis. Nowhere is this more true than when you are in college. read more

Dance and Art Therapy


Recreational therapy, including specialties in dance and art, may be the ideal way to combine a love of dance, art, or music with the desire to make a difference in the lives of others. read more

Music Therapy

Director of Music Therapy, Marywood University

"Music is a complex form of expression which defines us as human. It opens us to vivid images, moves us to tears, speeds up our heartbeats, and transports us to other places and times." read more

Music Conservatories


If you are a music-lover and cannot see yourself studying anything but notes on a page, you may want to look into conservatories. read more