For Visual and Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Guidelines for creating a comprehensive website for the performing artist:

  • Make a web page to showcase your talent: (you can do this through the universal app, or through Yahoo, Google,,
  • Include a cover page/introduction that highlights your musical career, and include a picture.
  • The website could showcase your talents, perhaps a bit of singing, acting and dancing!
  • You can include different tabs such as for a monologue, original scripts, films of an excerpt from a play that you were in (include what character you were portraying).

Include the Following Tabs on Your Website:

  • Resume
  • Press (articles, interviews, photos)
  • Performances (dancing/singing/acting—YouTube videos)

Helpful Links for Showcasing Your Creative Talents:

PLEASE NOTE: for many schools, you can submit visual and performing art pieces through so make sure that you review the application requirements listed on each college’s website.

Visual Art Admission Process

Although grades and test scores still may play a role in admissions for visual arts programs, talent is a key factor in the process.

Many art programs require you to submit a portfolio, so start to save your artwork now as you will need pieces to select when the time comes.  Sketch books and candid life drawings can be very useful. Portfolios tend to be created from observation (from life) and include 15 to 20 pieces in any medium such as drawings, paintings, collages, small three-dimensional and photos of larger three-dimensional work.

Some schools will ask you to respond to their questions or prompts as part of the portfolio process.  This should be approached in a way that represents how YOU would respond, not how you think they would want you to respond.

Mark your calendars for National Portfolio Day, which takes place throughout the United States. It is an opportunity for high school students to meet admission representatives from art programs who review artwork, offer critique, and share information about their schools.”