What can you expect when you apply as a Fine Arts or Performing Arts major?

An art degree from a prestigious university offers a world of boundless possibilities, allowing you to nurture your creative talent, refine your artistic skills, and embark on a journey into the world of fine arts. Our experienced college counselors are here to offer continuous guidance as you craft your portfolio and unwavering support throughout the entire college application process, making your path to success in the art world as bright as your ambitions.

How to make your application stand when applying to study Fine Art

Including a strong finished portfolio in your college application is crucial when applying to study fine arts. Make sure to take high-quality photos of your work and include unique pieces that will help set your portfolio apart from the applicant pool. Our college coaches will provide you with personalized feedback to ensure your portfolio showcases your hard work and dedication to the Arts.
As an art student, you’ll be expected to use a wide variety of mediums in your classes. Taking the time to explore diverse art mediums in high school and showcasing them in your portfolio will demonstrate to admissions officers your commitment to the arts and readiness for college-level courses.

Find extracurriculars that allow you to dive deeper into your passions for fine art. Join National Art Honor Society, enter art competitions, or apply your skills around campus by designing social media graphics for a school club. Your expert college admissions coach will help guide you toward building a robust list of extracurricular activities catered toward fine arts programs.

Engaging in the arts within your community is a great way to make your college application stand out. Painting murals at a local animal shelter, being an assistant art teacher, or even championing your own community service art project is a unique aspect to include on your college application. 

How to make your application stand out when applying to study Performing Arts

It’s important to understand the prescreening and portfolio requirements for each school you apply to. For this reason, it’s crucial to build your repertoire ahead of time so that you have quality pieces to pull from when it comes time for auditions and prescreens. Our college coaches will assist you in tailoring your prescreening and portfolio to cater to each school’s specifications and showcase your unique voice.

Discover extracurricular activities that enable you to immerse yourself in performing arts. Perform in the school play, take vocal lessons, or join the dance team. Not only is it important to build your skills independently, but also in group settings such as orchestras and choirs. 

Take advantage of the summertime and attend a summer performing arts program or intensive to practice your skills and build relationships with other professionals in the industry. Our college admissions counselors will help guide you when choosing which programs are best to attend to accomplish your long-term goals and assist you with applying to them as well.

Showcasing your talents through performances at a local elderly home or a fundraising benefit not only allows you to give back to the community but also demonstrates your dedication to your craft. Using your talents to give back to the community will help to convey your passion for the arts to college application committees.

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Your individualized coach will assist in analyzing portfolio and audition materials ahead of deadlines to ensure they are of quality, showcase your unique talent, and meet each school’s specific requirements.

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Be prepared ahead of any college admissions interviews. Our coaches will help strengthen your interview presence through mock sessions and build your confidence.

  • Spring Profile Review (SPR)
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    • SPR gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing skills and present an extracurricular profile, college list, unofficial transcript, and other application materials to a team of admissions professionals to critique before the real deadlines in the fall.
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    • Our team will analyze up to eleven (11) of each of our students applications total: five (5) of your applications for the early cycle, five (5) for the regular cycle, and your one (1) UC application if you’re applying to the University of California system.

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