School of Visual and Performing Arts

By Peterson's Staff updated on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If you've been involved in music, dance, or art throughout your life, you're probably used to the idea of being graded or critiqued based on your talent. When you apply to a music school, dance school, or art school, that talent will be your greatest asset.

In addition to an application and a personal statement, visual and performing arts schools generally require you to audition (for music, dance, or theater colleges) or submit a portfolio (for programs in the visual arts). In many cases, and for many schools, the audition or portfolio will be the most important part of the application process.  There are ways to increase your chances for admission:


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