TeenLife Guide to Performing & Visual Arts Colleges - 2017

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PRESENTING THE 2017 GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES Video animation, jazz band, Shakespearean drama, graphic design, sound engineering, operatic arias, set building — sometimes the opportunities for arts majors seem like an all-you-can-eat buffet, both enticing and overwhelming. That’s where TeenLife and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) can help.

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Our 2017 Guide to Performing & Visual Arts Colleges is the official program of the 25 college fairs NACAC is sponsoring nationwide this fall. (Find a fair near you on Page 8). Founded in 1937, NACAC has 16,000 members dedicated to helping students make informed choices about post-secondary education.

The guide, both in print and online, is a map for the tricky twists and turns of portfolios, auditions, careers and all the other things that make applying to arts programs particularly complicated. If you’re hungry for more, go to www.TeenLife.com. Our website can help you find a summer arts program, an independent portfolio coach or a test-prep expert – whatever it is that you need to find your place in the spotlight. Break a leg! Marie Schwartz CEO and Founder TeenLife Media

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The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts trains artists in a supportive, creative, collaborative environment for careers in the visual and performing arts. Our faculty is comprised of world-class artists who are at the top of their fields. Here, students have the opportunity to explore the rich, diverse arts offerings in the city of Houston, Texas — the nation’s fourth-largest city — while studying at our serene campus just minutes from downtown. We believe in the power of the arts to positively impact our communities, our cities and the world. Visit us online today to learn more about us and how you fit into our story.

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WELCOME FROM NACAC! The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is honored to host 25 Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs in cities around the country this year. At these events, students have the opportunity to speak with representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, festivals and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the arts. Since 1993, NACAC's Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs have reached more than 20,000 students and parents annually.

Register at www.nacacnet.org/pva to make the most of your time on site and ensure that colleges can follow-up with you. When you arrive at the fair, pick up a map to find schools you want to explore. This fair guide lists the performing and visual arts disciplines offered at each college and university. Explore your options, and good luck in your college search!

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FIND A FAIR: Check the list of 2017 Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs.

11 OFFSTAGE OPTIONS: Great music jobs out of the spotlight. 15 SPEAKING UP: Discover your role in voice-over. 18 IN HER OWN WORDS: Telling someone else’s story. 21 IN HIS OWN WORDS: Following the beat of percussion. 25 STAGE PARENTS: Follow these do’s and don’ts. 31 PORTFOLIO DAY: How to learn all that you can. 35 IN HER OWN WORDS: Problem-solving with graphics. 37 IN HIS OWN WORDS: The joy of camraderie on stage. 39 BE BRAVE: Go for the music major! 43 IN HER OWN WORDS: Why real-world experience is important. 44 IN HIS OWN WORDS: The fun of singing solo.

An art student at the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media.

47 SOCIAL MEDIA: How to find and keep your audience. 51 LOOKING FOR A SCHOOL? Check out more than 375 listings. 92 INDEX: Find a school by state or region.

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2017 GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES PUBL IS HE R AND CEO Marie Schwartz, mschwartz@teenlife.com ADVE RT IS ING SALES Andrew Laine, drew@teenlife.com E DIT OR Susan Moeller, susan@teenlife.com ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN Kathy Tilton, kbtilton@gmail.com To download a PDF of this guide, go to http://info.teenlife.com/2017-PVA-Guide


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2017 PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIRS Considering a degree in music, dance, theater, graphic design or another arts-related discipline? The Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), are the place to start. The fairs, held throughout the United States, help parents and students learn about disciplines, auditions, financial aid, portfolios and all the entrance requirements that are specific to arts education. Some have break-out workshops about applications and careers. Check this list and then go to www.gotomypvafair.com to register for a fair near you.

SEPTEMBER Boston, MA 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 Emmanuel College Yawkey Center Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions Charlotte, NC 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 Levine Museum of the New South Atlanta, GA 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. College Admissions 101 Philadelphia, PA 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions

New York City, NY 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Workshop: 5-5:45 p.m. Careers and the Performing and Visual Arts Ft. Lauderdale, FL 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 Dillard Center for the Arts Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Careers in Creative Industries

OCTOBER Washington, DC 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Workshop: noon-12:45 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions Cincinnati, OH 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 Xavier University – Cintas Center Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Careers in Creative Industries

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Chicago, IL 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 UIC Forum Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions Cleveland, OH 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 Huntington Convention Center Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions Greater Phoenix, AZ 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 Scottsdale Performing Arts Center Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions St. Louis, MO 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 Webster University – Grant Gymnasium Workshop: noon-12:45 p.m. How to Research Fine Arts Colleges


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Interlochen, MI 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 Interlochen Center for the Arts Workshops: noon-12:45 p.m. (1) The International Applicant (2) Financial Aid (3) College vs. Conservatory.

Dallas, TX 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions

Los Angeles, CA 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 UCLA – Ackerman Union Workshop: noon-12:45 p.m. College Choices in Visual and Performing Arts

Kansas City, MO 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley Workshop: 5:30-6:15 p.m. College Admissions 101

Austin, TX 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 AISD Performing Arts Center Workshop: noon-12:45 p.m. College Admissions 101

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Minneapolis, MN 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 University of Minnesota – Ted Mann Concert Hall Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions Seattle, WA 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 Fisher Pavilion – Seattle Center Portland, OR 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 Portland Art Museum

Las Vegas, NV 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. Ins and Outs of Admission to a Performing & Visual Arts College San Diego, CA 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 University of San Diego – Hahn University Center Workshop: noon-12:45 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions

San Francisco, CA 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 South San Francisco Conference Center Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions Denver, CO 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Seawell Ballroom Workshop: 6-6:45 p.m. College Admissions 101 for the Performing and Visual Artist

Houston, TX 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 Rice University – Grand Hall REGISTER FOR A FAIR! WWW.GOTOMYPVAFAIR.COM

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You Might Not Imagine

BY BARBRA WEIDLEIN lthough many musicians perform, most don’t rely only on performance to meet their financial and career needs. Making it in classical ensemble or musical theater, as a singer/songwriter or with a band can be a slow and uneven journey – even when it works! And not every musician wants to perform. So what else can you do with your life if you really want to major in music? Here are some options.

1. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY If you’re passionate about music and consider yourself a computer nerd, music technology may be a good fit. Many music schools offer majors in recording, production and/or acoustical engineering. Each school labels its program differently and provides its own mix of training and experience. One warning: Music technology is a rapidly changing field. Professionals must keep up with the latest advances in order to remain employable.

2. MUSIC INDUSTRY Careers in the music industry include artist management, concert promotion, music publishing, tour management, business management, music

instrument manufacturing and distribution, and working behind the scenes to support live and recorded music. Like music technology, the field is constantly changing. Internships are extremely important in the world of the music industry. The more skills and hands-on experience you gain before you launch your career, the more options you’ll have for employment.

3. MUSIC THERAPY Music therapists use music to address physical, emotional, cognitive or social/behavioral problems. They work in hospitals and in private practice. Clients may include children and adults on the autism spectrum, infants in neonatal intensive care, elders with Alzheimer’s disease or veterans. The American Music Therapy Association dictates a curriculum that includes the study of music and psychology, along with biology, social and behavioral sciences and a lengthy internship.

4. ARTS MANAGEMENT Most people in the arts mangement field have a degree in the arts, such as music, and get a master’s degree in arts management to expand their skill set. The work is often in the nonprofit sector and may include finding and cultivating »

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donors; fundraising; developing and strengthening the board of directors; managing events or an arts center; or creating and managing an ensemble. It’s good to have strong marketing, accounting and leadership skills.

Some undergraduate music education programs lead directly to accreditation in the state where the undergrad program is earned. Others don't, in which case students may need another year to get the accreditation.

5. MUSIC EDUCATION

Teaching on the college level requires at least a master’s degree and more often a doctorate.

Proficient musicians who are passionate about sharing their love and understanding of music will find teaching students on the K-12 level a very fulfilling career. The good news is that many college-level music programs boast a 100 percent employment rate for students graduating in music education. The not-so-good news is that K-12 music programs are constantly on the chopping block. Jobs may be jeopardized. Teachers may need to travel to more than one school to teach classes and may be responsible for teaching both instrumental and vocal music.

6. MUSICOLOGY If you’re fascinated by the history of music or love studying the music of other cultures, a career in musicology/ethnomusicology (the lines between these two have blurred) may be worth exploring. This is an academic field of music that incorporates extensive research, writing, getting published and presenting at conferences all over the world. Graduate training is essential, as is the study of foreign languages.

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VOICE-OVER BY BILL O’NEILL

hat do “Finding Nemo” and a radio ad for a small-town pizza parlor have in common? Both rely on the vocal talents of people you probably never see. Big-budget animated movies provide high-paying speaking roles for movie stars, but you don’t need to be famous to find performing arts opportunities in voice-over. For example, while some audiobooks are read by celebrities like Claire Danes, who narrated Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” most are read by people like Elizabeth Wiley, associate professor of theater at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. (She was named a finalist in the Audie Awards, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, for reading “And Then There Were Nuns,” a memoir by Jane Christmas.) “Voice-over acting is anywhere you hear a voice and don’t see a face, whether it’s on radio or television commercials, or the station IDs, or animation and video games, which is the really fun stuff,” Heather Vergo, director of development at the Los Angelesbased Atlas Talent Agency, said. “Some actors wind up doing every piece of that.” A few high-demand voice-over artists work full time

in the industry. More often, someone fits it into a career that mixes other creative pursuits. For example, Jessica Schechter is a New York City-based actress and the director of education at the Voice Shop at CMD, a Manhattan-based voice-over studio that has a roster of more than 1,000 voice actors and hires for jobs in 80 different languages. “It’s so thrilling to tell a story,” she said. “Even if it’s four words of a commercial voice-over and you’re saying 'Toyota, let’s go places,' there is so much you’re communicating. I’m envisioning the kind of people who are going on an adventure. I love to tell those stories and help products reach the audience and have my voice be the vehicle to make that happen.” Schechter started doing voice-overs when she was in middle school, when a teacher had her record vocals for a video presentation at a school assembly. She went on to earn a bachelor’s in educational theater at New York University and an MFA in directing at Pace University. Her voice-over work included providing the voices for two characters for an animated TV series, “Realabilities.” The first step in a voice-over career is to get trained in a range of acting skills. “Any avenue of acting you go down has its foundations to be able to do it well,” Vergo said. »

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Improv and stand-up comedy classes can be helpful, she said, but eventually you need to take some classes focusing on voice-over techniques. “There are classes in every aspect,” Vergo said. “If you want to do animation or games, take a class in that. I recommend people take a commercial class first. That tends to be a voice-over artist’s bread and butter. It’s what they make the most money in, and it’s easier to get into.” The next step is making a demo recording. While it’s possible to do that at home with some recording software and a high-quality mike, Vergo recommends a professionally made demo. “Once you make a demo for each category you want to work in, then you can pitch yourself to agents and see if they’re interested in what you have to offer and if they need someone like you on their roster,” she said. “The reality is it’s a hard field to get into, but if you

really want to do it and you work your butt off, lots of people succeed, and it’s a really rewarding career.” Audiobooks also require good acting, said Wiley, who teaches acting, voice and dialects at William & Mary. “Even if you’re doing a work of nonfiction, talking about, say, the history of immigration at the turn of the 20th century, you still have to know how to best communicate the thought-line of the author’s intent or the character’s thought.” Actors enjoy the freedom and playfulness often found in voice-over work as well as the chance to use many of the acting skills they’ve learned, Vergo said. “It’s such a rush when you’re on the mike,” Schechter said. “I love picking out new personas and having that captured and matching it to images. There’s something so harmonious about the process.”


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Why did you pick AMDA? When I decided I wanted to become an actor, I knew I needed to get the best performing arts education possible. I started researching and auditioning for potential performing arts programs. My mom actually introduced me to AMDA after she found the website in a Google search. I auditioned and decided to go visit AMDA to see what it was all about. I feel in love with AMDA the moment I walked on campus.

IN HER OWN WORDS

KARLEE SQUIRES

American Musical and Dramatic Academy How did you discover your passion for performing? My mom put me in dance and singing lessons at age 3 and I feel in love. I loved to be in front of an audience and have all the attention on me. Before I stepped out on stage, I anticipated hearing the crowd murmur in their seats before the curtain rose and getting that rush of adrenaline before the lights go on. So I always knew I wanted to be a part of the arts. At age 10, I entered and won a singing competition. What’s your favorite part about performing? The process: Picking up a script, memorizing it, creating a character, and getting to portray someone else’s story. I love every aspect of creating. What’s the hardest part for you about performing? Learning not to take things personally, especially at auditions. If you don’t book the job, it’s not because you're not good enough, it’s just that you're not what they're looking for at this moment.

The teachers, faculty members and staff were so kind and created a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone could explore their craft in a safe space. The faculty is all working professionals. You learn from the best of the best and make amazing connections. The connections you make at school with peers and faculty lead to new opportunities outside of school. The school itself is such an inspiring place to be. Your peers push you to work harder for what you want so you can achieve your goals in school and later outside of school. AMDA is supporting you from Day 1 until after graduation and beyond. To me, AMDA just felt just like home. What has been your favorite part of this program? My favorite part about AMDA is there are so many diverse training opportunities. You are trained in more than just your discipline of choice. I had acting, singing and dance training but also voiceover, film production, on-camera classes, voiceover and speech, accents and dialects, health and fitness classes. Plus, all of your academic classes pertain to the arts. Instead of general English and science classes, at AMDA they offer screenwriting, playwriting, kinesiology and vocal anatomy classes. How do you think this program will help in what you want to do next? One of the requirements at AMDA is to learn how to audition. I have auditioned so many times in school that I am now ready to take on auditions outside of school. I feel comfortable walking into an audition room and reassured that I will succeed as I have practiced so many times. Where do you imagine yourself in 10 years? My goal is to perform in a musical on Broadway or be a film producer in Hollywood.

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THE PURSUIT OF MUSIC CONSTANTLY CHALLENGES ME AND INSPIRES ME pursue music in the present moment. I am not the same drummer who first learned “Caterpillar Tiger” on my snare drum practice pad 13 years ago.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

TREVOR BARROERO

The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts How did you discover your passion for percussion performance? My father, the only other musician in my family, was a singer, songwriter and keyboardist. However, my father never had the financial means to pursue an education in music. It was not until a month after my father passed away, when I was 10, that I discovered my passion for music. I began private percussion lessons with Brian J. Harris in Tucson, Arizona, with the initial grandiose dream of becoming a famous rock drummer. But, everyone always asks about the spark that first caused the fire. Lately, I have found more significance in reminding myself of why I am continuing to

Today, for example, I continue to perform because the pursuit of music constantly challenges me and inspires me. I continue to perform because it connects me to the memory of my father as I fulfill this dream for the both of us. I continue to perform because I cannot fathom a life without music. Having personally experienced the transformative and healing effects of music, I believe my social responsibility, as a musician, is to use music to inspire, empower and positively affect others. How do you think your undergraduate studies at The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts will help in what you want to do next? I never expected to stay in Arizona for my undergraduate career. However, looking back now, I have no doubt that I made the right decision. I am fortunate that The University of Arizona provided me with the opportunities to perform as a musician around the world, from guest timpanist with the Moscow Symphony in Russia to a marimba soloist in British Columbia. The members of the Tucson community helped support my career with their genuine love and appreciation of the arts. The University of Arizona afforded me the unique flexibility to shape my own education and pave my own path, while the faculty worked one-on-one with me to develop my technical foundation and my “brand” as a musician. I begin my graduate studies next semester at The University of Georgia, on a full assistantship. I take this next step in my education with the confidence that my lasting network back at The U of A has equipped me with a solid foundation on which to continue to grow as a musician and to eventually achieve my dream career of performing with a major symphony orchestra.

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FILM FANS:

How to Make a Living Telling Stories BY ADAM VILLONE

mart phones and YouTube have opened the door for thousands of aspiring filmmakers to record their stories. And the idea that your video could go viral, rack up lots of “likes” and lead to you being discovered is certainly tantalizing. But, if you expect your short film to make it to the finals of a major film festival, land you a production deal and launch your career … well, that’s another story. I’m not trying to squash your dreams of film school and a career. I just want to alert you that those stars in your eyes can be blinding. If your goal is to tell your story in the way you want to tell it, you can, and you should. Invest the time to learn all you can about what it takes to get a project off the ground. By almost any measure, Nathan Silver is a very successful independent filmmaker. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, Silver has written and directed five short films and seven feature films. His films have played at festivals and venues around the world, including the New

York Film Festival, Locarno, Tribeca, Rotterdam, Mar Del Plata, Viennale and MoMA. But Silver will be the first to tell you that if you’re looking for a steady income, independent filmmaking may not be for you. “If movies are your life, you build your life around them, but movies don't pay the bills,” he says. “You might have to work less-than-desirable jobs, live in a shoebox and not be able to enjoy a day off. ... If you're crazy enough to want to make movies, the fact that you're making them will make it all feel like it's worth it.” So far, his success and commitment to his craft have led him to pursue a career path that moves from project to project. He offers this advice for starting out: “Make your first movies for as little money as possible with family and friends. You'll have plenty of time to work with strangers and, perhaps, with larger budgets down the line. It's important to see what you can do with as little as possible, to see how you fail and let your failures shape your future attempts.” »

Adam Villone is an award-winning writer, producer, director and creative director who has made a living telling stories in broadcast and cable television, independent and documentary production, and advertising and corporate communications. He can be reached at www.adamvillone.com. 2017 TEENLIFE GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES

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Like many young filmmakers, Silver turned to crowdfunding to help finance his earlier projects. However, the competition is fierce, and the success rate for films funded this way is declining. KickStarter, one of the most popular sites, has helped launch close to 48,000 film and video projects since 2009 with an average success rate of 43 percent. But that rate is dropping, according to Stephen Follows, a film producer, writer and consultant who studies film industry data. And, there is a huge difference between raising money for an independent film and being able to support oneself in the production industry. If you’re serious about a career in production, you may have to lower your sights a bit. No one starts at the top. Most important is to understand the scope of the production business. The key word in that last sentence is business. Film and video production is a business or often a function of a larger business.

Content, audience and budgets may vary, but the production skills needed to develop and complete a project from beginning to end are basically the same. Larger productions often require more specialized skills, but the experience you acquire working on a project of any size is generally transferable or can be built upon. Gaining actual experience working on a production, being able to observe and participate on a working set or location, seeing how a budget is created and following a project through planning to post-production is invaluable. As in any business, what you do when given an opportunity, what you learn on the job and how you continue to invest in yourself will help propel your career. And remember, in every business someone with a financial responsibility has to make a judgment that your work is worth their time and investment as well. So take advantage of every situation to learn something new that will expand your knowledge. It will pay off in the long run.

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STUDY ART AND DESIGN IN DETROIT

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STAGE PARENT BY BILL O’NEILL hen it comes to the acting world, Lou Ursone says he’s seen it all and done it all. A professional actor, he's appeared in commercials, feature films and TV shows like “Law & Order” and had a recurring role on the daytime drama “Loving.” He’s also chief executive officer and artistic director of Curtain Call, a nonprofit community theater in Stamford, Conn. That’s the same theater where he caught the acting bug as a child. Based on all that experience, he has some thoughts about what stage parents can do to help (or harm) a teen’s performing arts future. “The No. 1 rule would be never, never, never ever criticize your child’s director,” he says. After a brief pause, just to be sure he’s clear, he adds, “Don’t!” Criticizing the director for any reason – whether it’s the casting decisions or the staging of the show – “undermines everything,” he says. “You shouldn’t be bashing the coach who didn’t put your kid in a soccer or Little League game, either, but some parents do it.” Here are some more of his do’s and don’ts for stage parents: Do encourage your child to give theater a try. “Theater is self-esteem-building. They always say the No. 1 fear for people is public speaking. If you

develop a comfort with being in front of people at an early age, it doesn’t matter what you do, you’re going to have that skill. ... It’s just as much a collaboration as baseball or soccer.” Do find ways to get involved. “Any community theater is going to welcome a parent volunteer on any number of levels. We’ll have a Saturday morning where we’ll have the cast and crew together building scenery, painting scenery or cleaning the stage area to get ready for a show. It’s a great way for the parents to get to know us a little better.” Do help with home rehearsals. “Learning lines is a muscle-memory thing. It takes time. One of the best ways is to have someone do the scenes with you. But don’t give your child ideas on line readings or inflections. Just being there to read the scene back and forth with them is a great way to do it.” Do encourage your child to try new things. “Don’t get involved with one community theater and just stay there because it’s comfortable. If there’s another community theater in your area and they’re doing a show that you think might be a better learning experience, encourage (your child) to go there.” Do stay positive. “Never review your child or critique them after a performance other than in an encouraging way. »

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Let kids make their own choices, and encourage them as much as you can.” Do help young performers deal with rejection. “Theater’s a rotten business, as far as emotions. Rejection is hard, whether you’re trying out for Little League or auditioning for a show. Rejection is awful, but it’s the nature of what we do in creating theater. “Sometimes there’s no other answer than, ‘It just didn’t work out. You couldn’t have sung it better. You couldn’t have danced it better. You did a great job. It just didn’t work out.’ And you have to be able to deal with that part of the process.” Don’t try to be the director. “Don’t give the child direction, unless you happen to be a professional director yourself – and then you would know better. ...

“If the director or musical director has told you to work on your role and gives you the direction and develops the performance in a certain way, then that is who you need to follow. If your mother thinks you should have been singing louder or any number of things, it doesn’t matter.” Don’t hover. “The best parents are the ones who drop them off and let the kids have … a personal experience. You can’t ride your kid’s school bus every day, and you shouldn’t get involved or be on-site during a rehearsal." Don’t try to live your dreams through your kids. “Just because you didn’t make it as a Rockette, don’t force your kid to be a dancer. Be sure you have a realistic view of their skills. Everyone thinks their little Johnny and Mary are the best dancers out there, but it doesn’t always happen.”

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Portfolio preparation is an art form in itself. But you can learn to refine it at one of more than three dozen National Portfolio Day events, held annually in the United States, Canada and overseas.

"quality over quantity” – 12 great examples rather than 20 that are only OK, he says. And don’t be dazzled by the prestigious schools.

These college fair-style events, held in conjunction with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (www.portfolioday.net), bring together many college representatives in one venue to provide one-on-one critiques before art students actually apply to colleges.

"The mistake that a lot of students make is standing in line for three hours to speak to someone from RISD for 10 minutes. … There are many other top art schools that will have shorter lines and will provide excellent feedback," says Carl Lopes, a Cape Cod studio artist who, for 20 years, was visual arts director for the Art and Applied Technology Department at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Mass.

The best time to attend a portfolio day is during junior year, before you begin the college application process, says Barry Beach, an arts-school admissions adviser based in San Rafael, Calif.

Up to 60 schools can be represented at a portfolio day, so students need a strategy, he says. He advises arriving early and knowing exactly what schools you want to target.

“These professionals want to see who (the students) are, what their future college plans are, and what their fears and concerns are,” he says. “They also want to review a student's work and show them how they can make it better.”

He also advises students that college representatives want to gain a sense of who the student is as a person.

That’s the point of attending junior year: having time to incorporate feedback into your artwork or to develop a missing skill before your portfolio is submitted with a college application. Beach, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I., says that portfolios should include the best of your most recent work, but not too much. It is better to go with

"Students should also bring their sketchbooks, which are like a personal journal,” says Lopes. “This gives admissions representatives a sense of what inspires the student and shows them a bit of their personality." Anna Pating, 19, a student at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., was nervous when she showed her portfolio to college admissions representatives, but they provided her with a solid outline of what they wanted to see during the application process. »

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"Each school wanted to see a variety of raw artwork, but they were really different when it came to things like creative work,” she says. “Some schools, like RISD, wanted to see things set up very traditionally, and they had little interest in creative pieces, while Pratt representatives were happy to see a variety of creative pieces.” Pating, from San Francisco, was the first in her family to attend art school and worked with Beach during her senior year. Having an expert to guide her through the art-school application process was important, she says, since her family was unfamiliar with the process. "It can be really overwhelming when you are applying to a bunch of schools that all want different things, and it can be really stressful," Pating says.

PORTFOLIO DAY TIPS 1. Include 12 to 15 quality pieces of work. 2. Be open to a variety of colleges. 3. Get feedback from different kinds of programs, such as fine arts and animation. 4. Take notes. 5. Attend in your junior year. 6. Talk to representatives from digital programs. 7. Save all your artwork from freshman through junior year. 8. Include pieces based on your own initiative. 9. Include pieces stemming from visual discoveries – a drawing, for example, of that old sneaker in a corner of your messy room. 10. Get feedback from teachers before portfolio day. 11. Be open to criticism.

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How did you discover your passion for theater? When I was 8 years old, I knew I had acquired the theater bug and wanted to pursue performance as my career. Why did you choose Oklahoma City University? When doing research for musical theater programs, Oklahoma City University struck my eye with their list of talented alumni as well as the countless number of performance opportunities. Before my

When looking back on my incredible four years here at OKCU, it is hard to narrow it down to one thing that has helped me further my career, but I will list a few that have opened so many doors for me. First, I had the privilege of performing on Broadway alongside Kristin Chenoweth in her one-woman show, “My Love Letter To Broadway.” I also had the honor of interning with New York City’s top casting agency, Telsey + Company. And finally, I have been able to participate in 11 major productions here on campus in addition to being involved with over 10 organizations. Where do you imagine yourself in 10 years? With graduation rapidly approaching, I am so excited to see what the future holds for me. In 10 years, I hope to be working for a major casting agency in New York City as either a casting assistant or fulltime casting director. OKCU has laid an incredible foundation for me and I am so grateful to have spent my time at this amazing university. I am so excited to continue to be an ambassador for OKCU when I leave and cannot wait to see its incredible legacy live on with the next generation

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re you apprehensive about majoring in music? Are your parents worried about a performing arts degree or trying to convince you to go in another direction? Here are the top five concerns music students have shared with me as they approach their college applications. Addressing them directly will help you get to a place of making better choices and decisions that will serve you well in college and beyond. Some of these questions are applicable to any performing or visual arts student who is trying to decide on a major. Remember: It’s easier to opt out of music if you find it really doesn’t work for you than to switch to music or try to add it later in your college career.

1. WHAT IF I’M NOT A PRODIGY? Most musicians who’ve done well in their careers were not prodigies, either. They learned early on to practice effectively and work hard to become successful. While you’re in high school, find a good teacher to help you develop your technical skills, your artistry and a basic foundation in music theory. Develop an efficient practice schedule that improves your technique. Learn ways of preventing performance-related pain and injury. And look to summer music programs to take your music to the next level and help you see whether music is really the right path to pursue in college.

2. AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MAJORING IN MUSIC? Are you passionate about music? Are you already somewhat proficient on an instrument or as a singer? Does recording or producing music fire you up? If you can’t imagine spending your time in college focusing on anything other than music, then majoring in music is definitely worth exploring. You don’t have to limit yourself to just music. An increasing number of students double major in music and science, math, engineering, psychology or other nonmusical subjects. Others pick up a minor or two. Sure, it’s more work. But the good news is that the broader your knowledge base and skill set, the more options you’ll have when you graduate.

3. HOW WILL I EARN A LIVING? In the 21st century, musicians have to be able to do more than excel on their instruments in order to pay rent and put food on the table. If you major in music with the intention of building a career in music, be sure to learn some relevant business and communication skills while you’re still in school. Get some basic entrepreneurship training as well. It will prove to be useful regardless of your instrument, genre or focus. Seek opportunities for practical experiences in goalsetting, networking, organizing gigs and collaborating with other artists while the safety net of college is still available. »

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4. WILL I BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE COMPETITION? The competition in music can be pretty fierce. So you’ll want to do everything possible to face it head on. Use your time in college to develop your unique sound and talents to differentiate you from everyone else. Seek opportunities and support to build your confidence in yourself and what you have to offer.

5. WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND AND DECIDE I DON’T WANT A CAREER IN MUSIC? WILL I HAVE WASTED FOUR YEARS AND A BOATLOAD OF MONEY? If you earn a degree in music and then decide to go in a different direction, you won’t have wasted your time. Music majors acquire valuable skills that are useful in pretty much any field. You can highlight these skills when you’re applying for a job or graduate program: • To be creative and think outside the box through improvisation, composing and dealing with the

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I felt really motivated by the city lifestyle surrounding Cleveland State University. There’s something about being surrounded by people that you don’t know, all on their way to achieve their own goals, that really motivates me to work hard on mine. I also couldn’t compare going to school within the second largest theater district outside of New York City to any opportunities at another school. We are literally surrounded every day by professionals doing what we hope to do, and that daily reminder to work for my goals is all I could really hope a college could do for me.

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In high school I always had a hard time finding a group of people to join, and one day I went to see my high school performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” They all looked like they truly enjoyed being on stage together. I joined the spring musical and somehow along the way of searching for friends I found my passion for the actual art of theater and I never looked back. I’ve got a few things I like to dabble in, mostly guitar and photography. I also play a mean game of volleyball when I can actually convince my friends to take me on. What’s your favorite part about performing? The opportunity to impact the audience. I think a lot of what media perceives as art is self-expression in a sense of serving yourself, but for me, having a public form of self-expression allows me to be myself, while still allowing the audience to cultivate empathy for those around us. It allows me to learn about myself through the experiences of others.

The opportunities I’ve had. I’ve been really fortunate to have had a lot of time to experience the stage while being here and I’d have to say most of my hardest lessons I’ve had to learn in college were all learned through time in a production. That real world experience while in college is vital to being a performer as a profession, and I’ve been so lucky to have had so many different opportunities to have that. How do you think this program will help in what you want to do next? A lot of this field is about who you know, and that is something that CSU has a lot to offer students. It is often overlooked but it’s not only about knowing the professors so that they can connect you with jobs, but it’s also about how they see you work while you are in their classes and around the department. So this program has really helped me with honing my work ethic and professionalism to continue making connections and showing people that I am someone that people hopefully want to work with in the future.

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What’s the hardest part of performing for you? I sometimes find it difficult to clear my mind. Particularly when singing in a new place or in front of new people, the mind can race and distract me from being in the moment. Why did you pick Seton Hill? I visited Seton Hill University as a courtesy to my cousin, who lived in Greensburg (Pa.) at the time. After falling in love with the main campus, I fell in love all over again with the new Performing Arts Center. I was also fortunate to be given an impromptu voice lesson from the choir director. The small-school environment and compassionate faculty and staff balanced with a successful music reputation were the points that sold me.

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Seton Hill University School of Visual & Performing Arts How did you discover your passion for music and theater? I have two older cousins and an older sister. I grew up attending their choir concerts, musical theater performances and marching band competitions. So, I naturally took the earliest opportunities to sing in the choir and play in the band. When the time came to pursue a college education, there was absolutely no doubt that music was my lifelong passion and my calling. What’s your favorite part of performing? I enjoy the opportunities to portray vastly different people. Characters written with vibrant, fantastic personalities create an entirely separate world from the sometimes dull “real world.” Performing is a form of escape for me in this way.

What has been your favorite part of the Visual and Performing Arts experience at Seton Hill? At the risk of sounding selfish, I will honestly say that my solo performances have been the highlight of my time at Seton Hill. I have been fortunate enough to sing standards with our jazz combo, participate as a guest in numerous recitals as well as perform my own, and portray several roles in musical theater. How do you think this program will help in what you want to do next? My professors and voice teachers are constantly performing, and the fact that they are still active in their fields is quite promising. I have already been put in touch with professionals everywhere from the cruise-line industry to professional theater companies. I have recently secured a position as a church music director, and this was only made possible through the connections of faculty and alumni. Where do you imagine yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to continue to direct church music as well as choirs at the collegiate level. I will also have built up a private studio and a performing career. Though I will be extremely busy, I will be pursuing what I love and will be able to comfortably support my family.

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SOCIAL MEDIA BY BARBRA WEIDLEIN

ou may have forgotten there was ever a time when you weren’t connecting with friends, family and total strangers on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, YouTube, Vine or Twitter; through online pinboards like Pinterest; and on texting and messaging apps like Kik or WhatsApp. Social media channels provide fast and easy ways to stay in touch with whomever and whatever you’re interested in, no matter where you are. As you grow your art form, you’ll probably join other artists in using social media to announce upcoming performances and shows, connect with fans, share music or videos, raise money for your projects and even impress performing and visual arts summer programs and colleges. Perhaps you’re already doing this. By taking the following ideas to heart, you’ll be able to use social media effectively and without regret.

1. SOCIAL MEDIA IS ONLY ONE OF MANY WAYS TO CONNECT. It’s easy to fall for the illusion that if you post every day or even several times a day on Facebook or Instagram or on any other social media platform, people will flock to your performance. Limiting yourself to social media to fill the seats at your concert or event will likely lead to disappointment. While that may work for seasoned

artists with huge followings, it’s essential to learn additional ways to promote your creative work. Social media alone is not likely to make you a star. And make sure you understands all the safety risks of Facebook and other platforms.

2. YOUR PROFICIENCY LEVEL IS MOST IMPORTANT. As a performing or visual artist, the quality of your work needs to be high enough to draw and sustain interest. Social media is a way to communicate about your performing and visual arts achievements, not a substitute for proficiency.

3. TO BE EFFECTIVE, CONSISTENCY IS ESSENTIAL. Creating a following through social media requires consistency and frequency. Your followers will expect a certain kind of presence from you, and if you let them down, they’ll go away. This requires a daily investment of time in order to consider what and when to post, and then to actually post it. Don’t bore your followers by repeating the same thing over and over again or by posting irrelevant status updates. Figuring out what to post and how often is not easy. You can spend big bucks to hire a social media guru to guide you, but more than likely, you’re going to have to learn what works through trial and error. »

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4. ONLY POST WHAT YOU WANT ANYONE – AND EVERYONE – TO SEE. A rule of thumb, before posting, ask yourself whether you’d want your parents, grandparents, younger sister or brother, teachers, college decision-makers or current/future employers to see it. And on that last point, remember that visual arts college admissions officers, members of your audition committee and/or future employers may be rummaging through social media to learn more about you.

5. ASSUME THAT ANYTHING YOU POST WILL NOT GO AWAY. Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and all the others are moneymaking ventures for their billionaire founders who are constantly looking for new ways to grow their businesses. Remember that privacy issues are common. When you use

social media, your information may be viewed by people you would never have imagined. It may also be stored and shared to grow the business model.

6. REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. Just when you get comfortable with your favorite social media platform, you’ll find that it has changed. That’s the nature of social media. It never stays the same. So you’ve got to find a way to keep up with what really works for you. Social media is all about connecting people and ideas. By keeping your posts authentic and in response to the aspects of your work that followers are most interested in, you’re more likely to build your social media presence in a way that supports your mission as an artist in any field. And by recognizing the limits of social media tools and respecting your own privacy, you’re unlikely to wake up regretting something you posted.

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CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS 10 Majors in: • Dance • Theatre • Cinema Production Competitive Scholarships and Apprenticeships

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PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR EXHIBITORS

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AMDA COLLEGE & CONSERVATORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

and towns nationwide this fall. These fairs are a great place to connect with

Location: Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY Majors: D, M, MT, T www.amda.edu For over 50 years, AMDA has been celebrated as one of America’s premier performing arts institutes. AMDA offers two-year conservatory programs on our New York campus and four-year BFA degrees in Los Angeles, providing students state-of-the-art resources and one-on-one attention with working professionals.

undergraduate, graduate and summer programs in music, theater, dance, graphic design, film production, arts management, gaming and more. The following schools are exhibiting at one or more NACAC fairs this year (see page 8). Those with listings highlighted in

D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.academyart.edu

Majors: F, V, O www.theaie.us

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ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS

Location: Los Angeles, CA Majors: D, M, MT, T www.aada.edu A two-year degree-granting acting school with locations in the two most dynamic centers of theater and film in the United States. At each stage of development, students’ classroom knowledge is evaluated through performance projects, scene work or onstage performances. 2017 TEENLIFE GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES

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ANDERSON UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINA

Location: Anderson, S.C. Majors: G, M, MT, T, V www.schoolof thearts.com The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University trains professional visual, musical and theatrical artists who are serious about both their art and Christian faith.

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, O www.anglia.ac.uk

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY

Majors: M, G, MT, V www.ashland.edu

ASU HERBERGER INSTITUTE FOR DESIGN AND THE ARTS

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V, O www.bsu.edu/admissions

BARD COLLEGE Majors: M www.bard.edu

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.herbergercollege.asu.edu

BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK

AUBURN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, G,T, P, MT, V, O http://cla.auburn.edu

Majors: D, M, T, P, V, O www.simons-rock.edu Majors: D, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.belhaven.edu

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY

BELMONT UNIVERSITY

http://admissions.appstate.edu/

Majors: F, G, T, P, O www.augusta.edu

AQUINAS COLLEGE

AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY

BELOIT COLLEGE

www.aquinas.edu

ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI

Majors: F, G, P, V, O www.artacademy.edu

THE ART INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO

Majors: G, P www.www.artinstitutes.edu/ san-diego

THE ART INSTITUTES

Location: Pittsburgh, PA Majors: Fashion, F, G, O, V www.artinstitutes.edu The Art Institutes system is America’s leader in creative education providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University.

ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Majors: D, F, G, T, MT, V, O www.aub.ac.uk

Majors: F, G, M, MT, T , V www.augie.edu

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Majors: F, T, V www.apu.edu

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Location: Berea, Ohio Majors: M,T,O www.bw.edu/schools/ conservatory-music Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music offers professional bachelor’s degrees with an emphasis on experiential learning. The conservatory is an artistic community within a private, liberal arts university, affording students many choices for leadership and performance.

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.belmont.edu www.beloit.edu

BENNINGTON COLLEGE Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V www.bennington.edu

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Location: Boston, MA Majors: M www.berklee.edu Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.

THE BLACKBIRD ACADEMY

Location: Nashville,TN Majors: M, O www.theblackbirdacademy.com Learn studio engineering and livesound engineering on the best gear, from top engineers, producers, recording artists and educators at our professional School of Audio.

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BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Majors: M, T, V www.vanderbilt.edu/blair

BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE Majors: M, G, V www.bloomfield.edu

BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE

Location: Boston, MA Majors: D, M, MT, O www.bostonconservatory.berklee.edu The Boston Conservatory trains young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. The conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater and presents more than 600 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists.

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY Majors: M, G, T, P, V www.bradley.edu

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF MUSIC Majors: M www.ccmcollege.com

BREVARD COLLEGE Majors: M, T www.brevard.edu

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE - SUNY

Majors: F, G, P, V www.cca.edu

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V www.buffalostate.edu

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

BUTLER UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, G, T, V www.butler.edu

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V, O www.calarts.edu

CAIRN UNIVERSITY

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY

Majors: M, G, V http://cairn.edu/

CALDWELL UNIVERSITY

Majors: F, M, G, T, MT, V, O www.capilanou.ca

Majors: G, V, O www.caldwell.edu

School of Music

Study Music at Stetson The School of Music is located on the historic DeLand campus of Stetson University. Visit stetson.edu/music, where you can learn more about our outstanding programs and the audition process, listen to our brilliant musical performances and schedule a campus visit.

Audition dates: January 27 February 3, 17, 24 Contact: Hannah Austin 386-822-8975

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BELIEVE IN YOUR NEXT NOTE... WE DO. CONSERVATORY of MUSIC Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio 44017

Study with the best. From faculty who are artists and scholars committed to your success.

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Baldwin Wallace University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, age, disability, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs.


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THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA BENJAMIN T. ROME SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Location: Washington, DC Majors: M, T, MT, O music.cua.edu The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music seeks to educate, engage and energize its student body in a dynamic program that integrates classroom learning with real-world performance, research and teaching. We host 200 performances a year!

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

Location: Washington, DC Majors: D, O drama.cua.edu The Catholic University of American Drama Department, one of the oldest theater programs in the country, enjoys a national reputation for the artistic and intellectual quality of its programs. The department incorporates academic rigor with top-notch theatrical productions, providing both practical training and a scholarly foundation in the liberal arts.

CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY

www.centralmethodist.edu

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE Majors: F, G, V, O www.champlain.edu

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.chapman.edu

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, P, MT, V, O www.admission.cnu.edu

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, ARTS AND HUMANITIES

COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.colum.edu

Majors: G, M, T, P www.ccc.edu

www.clemson.edu/caah/

Majors: G, P, V, O www.cia.edu

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC Majors: M www.cim.edu

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Cleveland, Ohio Majors: D, F, G, M, T, V, O www.csuohio.edu CSU is a student-focused center of scholarly excellence that provides an accessible and exceptional education. The university includes a wide spectrum of disciplines that generally fall into three major areas: social sciences, humanities, and fine and performing arts.

COGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE

Location: San Jose, CA Majors: G,V,O www.cogswell.edu Cogswell College is a prestigious institution offering technologydriven and innovative degree programs. Programs of study include Digital Art and Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Engineering and Fire Science.

Majors: M, V http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/

www.coloradomtn.edu

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

COLUMBIA COLLEGE HOLLYWOOD

Majors: F, G,P, V www.columbiacollege.edu

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, T, P, V, O www.studentaffairs.columbia. edu/admissions

COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

Location: Columbus, Ohio Majors: F, G,P, V, O http://ccad.edu Columbus College of Art & Design is a private college located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879 as the Columbus Art School, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States.

COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, T, P, MT, V, O www.columbusstate.edu

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Majors: M, G, T, MT, V www.cuchicago.edu

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CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V, O www.cornish.edu

CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE

Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.culver.edu

CUNY – COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND www.csi.cuny.edu

CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE

www.hunter.cuny.edu

CUNY – NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Majors: T, O www.citytech.cuny.edu

CUNY – QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Majors: D, M, G, T, P, V www.qcc.cuny.edu

DEAN COLLEGE

Location: Franklin, MA Majors: D,T,O www.dean.edu Dean College is a private residential college with a unique program geared to individual learning styles. Dean awards associate degrees for 15 academic majors and baccalaureate degrees in Arts and Entertainment Management, Business, Liberal Arts and Studies, Theater, and Dance.

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY Majors: F, M, T, V, O www.depauw.edu

DESALES UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, T, MT, O www.desales.edu

DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO www.disd.edu

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Majors: D, M, G www.dominican.edu

DOUGLAS J. AVEDA INSTITUTE www.douglasj.com


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DREXEL UNIVERSITY, WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN

EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE ARTS PROGRAM

Location: Philadelphia, PA Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T, O www.drexel.edu/westphal/ Drexel’s Westphal College prepares students who are passionate about design, media and performing arts to succeed in these competitive fields. We offer 17 undergraduate and nine graduate majors, including top-ranked programs in Game Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Graphic Design.

Location: Emory, VA Majors: M, G, T, O www.ehc.edu E&H was founded in 1836 and has garnered a reputation for being a strong academic institution of national renown. The Division of Visual and Performing Arts has attracted students of increasing talent in recent years, a testimony to the strength of our professors in the arts and the quality of our approach to liberal arts education.

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

EASTERN UNIVERSITY

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC Majors: M, MT http://music.fsu.edu

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY www.fvsu.edu

FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY Majors: F, M, G, V www.fullsail.edu

GETTYSBURG, COLLEGE’S SUNDERMAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, MT, V http://fdu.edu

Location: Gettysburg, PA Majors: M, MT www.gettysburg.edu Gettysburg’s Sunderman Conservatory provides excellent, comprehensive musical training grounded in the liberal arts for students who seek to make music integral to their lives, whether as a career or a life-long avocation.

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

ELMHURST COLLEGE

FIDM/THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING

GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

EMERSON COLLEGE

FINLANDIA UNIVERSITY

EMMANUEL COLLEGE

FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, MT, V, O www.eiu.edu Majors: D, M http://eastern.edu

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Majors: M www.esm.rochester.edu

EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY www.edgehill.ac.uk Majors: M, G, T, O www.elmhurst.edu

Majors: F, T, MT, V http://emerson.edu

www.emmanuel.edu

Majors: D, F, M, T, V www.evergreen.edu

Majors: F, G,P, V,O www.fitnyc.edu

Majors: F, G, V,O www.fidm.edu

Majors: M,G www.finlandia.edu

Majors: F, M, T, MT, O www.ftc.edu

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.gsa.ac.uk

Majors: F,M,G,T,P, V www.goldsmiths.ac.uk

GOUCHER COLLEGE Majors: D, M, T, V www.goucher.edu

GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE www.gbcol.edu

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, M, T, O www.gcu.edu

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GREENSBORO COLLEGE Majors: M, T www.greensboro.edu

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE Majors: D, M, G, T, P, O www.gustavus.edu

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE Majors: D, F, M, T, P, V www.hampshire.edu

HAROLD RAMIS FILM SCHOOL

www.secondcity.com/haroldramis/

HASTINGS COLLEGE Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.hastings.edu

HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES Majors: D, F, M, T, P, MT, V www.hws.edu

IDYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY

Location: Idyllwild, CA www.idyllwildarts.org Majors: High school program Renowned for cultivating the very highest potential in young artists, Idyllwild Arts Academy provides a thrilling artistic boarding high school environment in which students gain a solid arts foundation in all of the performing and visual arts.

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Majors: O http://web.iit.edu/

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.IllinoisState.edu

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY ARTS PROGRAMS

Location: Bloomington, IL Majors: G, M, MT, P, T, V www.iwu.edu Illinois Wesleyan is one of the nation’s top selective universities. We have a College of Liberal Arts that includes strong programs in business; a College of Fine Arts with schools of art, music and theater; and a School of Nursing.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Location: Bloomington, IL Majors: D, M, O www.music.indiana.edu One of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating performers, scholars and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE (IPFW) Majors: M, G, T, P, V , O www.ipfw.edu.

INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS Majors: D, F, M, T, MT, V www.interlochen.org

ITHACA COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MUSIC Majors: M www.ithaca.edu

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.ju.edu

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.jmu.edu

THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL Majors: D, M, T, www.juilliard.edu

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE www.kcai.edu

KEAN UNIVERSITY

Location: Union, NJ Majors: D, F, M, V www.kean.edu With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class university offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study. Kean’s arts programming includes world-class galleries, the innovative Wilkins Theatre and the newly designed Enlow Hall, which features precision acoustics and a recording studio.

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.kennesaw.edu

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, T, MT, V, O www.kent.edu/admissions

KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN AT SPALDING www.spalding.edu

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COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS FOUR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ART DANCE

MUSIC

THEATRE, FILM & TELEVISION

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KINGSTON UNIVERSITY LONDON Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V www.kingston.ac.uk/ northamerica

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Majors: M, G, P, V www.kutztown.edu

LA ROCHE COLLEGE Majors: D, F, G www.laroche.edu

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

Location: Laguna, CA Majors: G, P, O, V www.lcad.edu Laguna College of Art + Design has a location like no other, in a beachside community that lives and breathes creativity: Laguna Beach, Calif. Laguna College of Art + Design’s extensive foundation program gives a thorough preparation for excellence in your chosen field.

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE www.lec.edu

LANDER UNIVERSITY www.lander.edu

LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

Location: Appleton, WI Majors: F, M, MT, P, T, V www.lawrence.edu Charting an uncommon course in higher education for more than 160 years, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education.

LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART Majors: F, G, P, V www.leeds-art.ac.uk

THE LIVERPOOL INSTITUTE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Location: Liverpool, UK Majors: D, G, M, T, O www.lipa.ac.uk The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney in 1996, has quickly established a reputation as one of the world’s leaders for performing arts training. LIPA’s unique curriculum replicates the working practices of the arts and entertainment industries.

LONDON ACADEMY MUSIC & DRAMATIC ART Majors: F, O www.lamda.org.uk

LONDON STUDIO CENTRE

Majors: D, MT, O www.londonstudiocentre.org

LONG,ISLAND UNIVERSITY – POST

Location: Brookville, NY Majors: D, F, G, M, MT, P, T, V, O www.liu.edu Long Island University Post is one of the most beautiful, historic and scholarly settings in the country. At LIU Post’s School of Performing Arts, students have the opportunity to perform in major productions throughout their academic careers and will have access to today’s fastest-growing visual, print and electronic broadcast industries.

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY BATON ROUGE

Location: Baton Rouge, LA Majors: M, T www.lsu.edu Louisiana State University Baton Rouge’s Department of Arts, English, and Humanities (AEH) has an energetic and varied faculty that nurtures nearly 150 majors in its degree programs. AEH also offers students in every major many of the general education requirements necessary for graduation.

LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS Majors: G, V www.lymeacademy.edu

LYNN UNIVERSITY Majors: M http://lynn.edu

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC Majors: M, MT www.msmnyc.edu

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA www.mansfield.edu

MARY PAPPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY www.duq.edu/academics/ schools/music/

MARYGROVE COLLEGE Majors: D www.marygrove.edu

MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY Majors: F, M, G, T, P, V, O www.marymountcalifornia.edu

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MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE Majors: D, F, G, T, P, MT, V http://mmm.edu

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Majors: G, P, V www.massart.edu

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS Majors: M, T www.mcla.edu

MCNALLY SMITH COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Majors: M, MT www.mcnallysmith.edu

MEREDITH COLLEGE www.meredith.edu

MERRIMACK COLLEGE www.merrimack.edu

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE www.mcckc.edu

MIAMI ARTS & DESIGN EDUCATION

Location: Miami, FL Majors: G, O, V www.miamiartsdesign.com M.A.D.E is the Career School of Creative Design. With sister campuses in France, M.A.D.E embodies a European model of education offering creative individuals a faster, more direct path into the job market. Study Graphic Design, Web Design, Interior Design, Event Design and Fine Art in Miami’s hottest art district.

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V, O www.miamioh.edu

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MUSIC Majors: F, M, O www.music.msu.edu

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Murfreesboro, TN Majors: D, G, M, MT, O, P, T, V, O www.mtsu.edu MTSU is a comprehensive university that generates, preserves and disseminates knowledge and innovation. Students can earn bachelor degrees in eight areas including: Arts, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Music, Science, Science in Nursing, Social Work, and University Studies. Technique, education, history and theory are the cornerstones of the MTSU College of Liberal Arts Programs.

PURSUE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS IN ART, DANCE, MUSIC, AND THEATRE MTSUARTS.COM

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AA/EEO/DISABILITY/VET


Learn more at

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Live Your Passion.

Direct Your Career. It won’t surrender peacefully will it? The need to perform — or to help other artists find their voice and opportunities to express it. We understand. At Regent University, our faculty nurture creativity and help students align their passions with meaningful careers. Our graduates — including Emmy Award-winning actors, Broadway producers, talent agents, artistic directors, educators and performers — have been trained to the highest standards. We’ll prepare you to make a lasting impression. B.A. in Theatre | BFA in Acting M.A. in Theatre* | MFA in Acting ON CAMPUS & ONLINE

*Can be completed in just one year. COM170352

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Christian Leadership to Change the World


HARTFORD ART SCHOOL

THE HARTT SCHOOL MUSIC • DANCE • THEATRE

photo: Ron Compton

hartford.edu/art hartford.edu/hartt


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MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V www.mdx.ac.uk

MIDLAND UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, T, MT www.midlandu.edu

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, G, T, P www.millikin.edu

MILLS COLLEGE Majors: D, M, O www.mills.edu

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

MOLLOY COLLEGE

Majors: M, G, P, MT, V, O www.molloy.edu

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, MT, T, V, O http://www.montclair.edu

MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART

Majors: F, G, P, V, O www.montserrat.edu

MT. SIERRA COLLEGE Majors: G, O http://mtsierra.edu

Location: Minneapolis, MI Majors: F, G, P, O www.mcad.edu MCAD offers superb academic programs for bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and professional certificates in a variety of areas, including media, design, fine arts and entrepreneurship.

MUHLENBERG,COLLEGE

MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, G, T, MT, V www.naz.edu

Majors: M, T, MT www.mobap.edu

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.missouristate.edu

MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE Majors: D, G, M, MT, V www.moval.edu

MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: F, M, G, T, MT, V www.missouriwestern.edu

Majors: D, F, M, T, P, MT, V www.muhlenberg.edu

NATIONAL CONSERVATORY OF DRAMATIC ARTS

Majors: F, T www.theconservatory.org

NAZARETH COLLEGE

THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL

Location: New York, NY Majors: F, T www.neighborhood playhouse.org The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre is the home of the Meisner Technique. It is a private, nonprofit conservatory program located in the heart of NYC providing excellence in actor training since 1928.

THE NEW SCHOOL Majors: F, M, G, P www.newschool.edu

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NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Location: Miami, FL Majors: D, F, M, MT, P, T, V www.nwsa.mdc.edu New World School of the Arts, located in Miami, Florida, is a center for excellence in the visual and performing arts. It provides a comprehensive educational program of artistic training, academic and creative development, and preparation for professional careers in the arts.

NEW YORK CONSERVATORY FOR DRAMATIC ARTS Majors: F www.nycda.edu

NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY www.nyit.edu

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN www.nysid.edu

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY STEINHARDT MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS

Majors: D, M, T, MT www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/music

NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Majors: M, T, P, V www.normandale.mnscu.edu

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE http://northcentralcollege.edu

NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

www.northcentral.edu


a place of possibilities B ACH E LO R O F A RT S

Dramatic Arts Visual & Performing Arts Studies B ACH E LO R O F F I N E ARTS

Acting for Stage, Screen and New Media Design Sound Design Stage Management Technical Direction MAS T E R O F F I N E A R TS

Acting Dramatic Writing

dramaticarts.usc.edu


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NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY

Majors: M, T, V, O www.northpark.edu

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P www.neiu.edu

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY www.ntu.ac.uk

NYU TANDON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Majors: D, F, M, G, P, V, O http://engineering.nyu.edu/ tandon

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

www.northeastern.edu

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.oakland.edu

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

OBERLIN CONSERVATORY MUSIC

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, V www.nau.edu

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, G, T, P, V www.niu.edu

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.nku.edu

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Location: Norwich, UK Majors: F, G, V, O www.nua.ac.uk Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a leading UK university offering three-year undergraduate and one-year graduate programs in art, design and media disciplines. For 170 years, NUA has offered studiobased, practice-led learning that prepares graduates for success in the creative industries.

NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, G, MT, V, O www.ndnu.edu

Majors: M www.oberlin.edu/conservatory

OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY www.onu.edu

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.osu.edu

OHIO UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V www.ohio.edu

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY

Location: Oklahoma City, OK Majors: D, F, M, MT, T, V, O www.okcu.edu Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private, United Methodist university located in the heart of Oklahoma City. In addition to hosting the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment, one of the 10 Best Dance Schools in the nation, we offer performance and technical degrees in Theatre, Music and Visual Arts.

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OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT

Location: Portland, OR Majors: G, P, V www.ocac.edu Located on a beautiful campus in the hills of Portland, the Oregon College of Art and Craft is a place sought by students and artists alike. Undergraduate and graduate students master both materials and process at OCAC, studying a broad range of arts programs.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: M, G, T, P, V www.oregonstate.edu

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Majors: G, P, V www.otis.edu

OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P www.otterbein.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.pace.edu

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

Location: Tacoma, WA Majors: D, G, M, T, O www.plu.edu Pacific Lutheran University seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service and leadership, as well as concern for other people, for their communities and for the earth. At the PLU School of Arts and Communication, students can choose from majors in Art and Design, Music, and Theater.


Visual Design Interior & Product Design

Marketing Animation & Effects Film & Production Gaming & Technology

Fashion Culinary

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@Art_Institutes

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The Art Institutes is a system of schools throughout the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 1500 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 © 2017 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART Majors: F, G, P, V, O www.pnca.edu/

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY Majors: D, F, M, G, T, MT, V www.pba.edu

PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL- ESANI

https://paulmitchell.edu/ esani/

PCPA PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE Majors: D, T, MT, O www.pcpa.org

PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Location: Baltimore, MD Majors: M www.peabody.jhu.edu The Peabody Conservatory strives to provide aspiring artists with the skills to pursue professional careers in music and the education to become leaders in the cultural life of their communities. Peabody is a gathering place for intellectual and artistic participants in the field of music.

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY www.pepperdine.edu

CALLING ALL PROFESSIONAL DREAMERS, ARTISTS, AND CREATORS. WELCOME HOME. WELCOME TO DENVER. LEARN MORE AT CAM.UCDENVER.EDU

PERFORMING ARTS ABROAD

www.performingartsabroad.com

PIEDMONT COLLEGE Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.piedmont.edu

PLATT COLLEGE SAN DIEGO

Location: San Diego, CA Majors: G, F, P, V www.platt.edu Platt College San Diego is a digital media design school offering hands-on programs in graphic design, web design, 3D animation, digital film production and visual effects. At Platt College, the focus is on YOU: When you study here, you are not a number, you are family!


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PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY www.plymouth.ac.uk

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY

Location: Pittsburgh, PA Majors: D, F, M, MT, P, T, V www.pointpark.edu The Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top programs of its kind in the nation. It combines realworld experience and rigorous training with internationally recognized master teachers, directors, producers, writers and choreographers who will help transform dreams into reality.

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.pdx.edu

PURCHASE COLLEGE SUNY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V, O www.purchase.edu

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY Majors: M, T, P www.ramapo.edu

REGENT UNIVERSITY

Location: Virginia Beach, VA Majors: F, T, O www.regent.edu For nearly 40 years, Regent University has trained awardwinning teachers, screenwriters, counselors, attorneys, legislators, entrepreneurs, ministers and other professionals who are changing the world.

[ passion + performance ]

MADE FOR

THIS

Studio Art | Music | Theatre

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REGENT’S UNIVERSITY LONDON www.regents.ac.uk

REINHARDT UNIVERSITY Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.reinhardt.edu

RELATIVITY SCHOOL

Location: Los Angeles, CA Majors: D, F, MT, T, V, O www.relativityschool.org Relativity School is the first and only college of its kind, created with a major Hollywood studio, offering Accredited BA and BFA degrees. Our innovative curriculum and campus is set to revolutionize Hollywood’s next-generation of performers, filmmakers and entrepreneurs.


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RICE UNIVERSITY SHEPHERD SCHOOL MUSIC Majors: F, M, O http://music.rice.edu

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

SACI STUDIO ARTS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL FLORENCE

Majors: M, T, MT www.roosevelt.edu

RIDER UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.rowan.edu

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

www.rider.edu

Majors: F, G, P, V, O www.ringling.edu

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Majors: F, G, P, V, O www.rit.edu

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.rwu.edu

Location: New Brunswick, NJ Majors: D, F, G, M, T, V, P www.masongross.rutgers.edu The Mason Gross School of the Arts offers musicians, theater artists, dancers and visual artists a creative space within a stimulating research university. Our intimate campus setting allows easy access to and participation in NYC’s exciting cultural life.

Majors: D, F, G, P, V, O www.ryerson.ca

Majors: F, G, T, P, O www.saci-florence.edu/

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

Majors: F, M, G, T, V www.sacredheart.edu

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Majors: M, MT, V, O http://slu.edu

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.samford.edu

SMART CHOICE. Each year, more of the country’s best and brightest high school musicians are auditioning for the University of South Carolina School of Music. They’re drawn to the possibility of studying with internationally respected faculty and earning a top-notch music degree for a fraction of the price of many other institutions. It might be a smart choice for you, too. Visit us, meet our talented students and faculty, and find out why USC has developed a reputation for becoming one of the best values in the nation for studying music. Some things about us we think you’ll love: . More than 20 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs in music . Music Entrepreneurship courses and programs . Exceptional facilities, including brand new buildings for the USC String Project and the USC Marching Band . Out-of-state students who receive university music and/or academic scholarships are eligible for heavily discounted tuition rates; many receive in-state tuition rates, around $10,000 a year . The Music Community, on-campus housing for incoming music majors who want to live with other musicians Learn more: facebook.com/GamecockMusic music.sc.edu Music admissions phone: 803.777.6614


ART, PERFORMANCE & CINEMA STUDIES VISUAL ART THEATRE PRODUCTION & DESIGN THEATRE PERFORMANCE MUSIC FILM DANCE

REAL LIFE HAPPENS WHERE ART HAPPENS School for the Contemporary Arts offers an interdisciplinary program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada www.sfu.ca/sca F: SFUContemporaryArts T: SFUContmpryArts

Photographer: Greg Ehlers Choreographer: Heather Myers Dancer: Anya Saugstad


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SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE Majors: F, G, P, V www.sfai.edu

SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Majors: M, MT www.sfcm.edu

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

www.sjsu.edu/soar

SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.sarahlawrence.edu

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Majors: F, G, T, P, V, O www.scad.edu

SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING ART www.saa.edu

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC)

Location: Chicago, IL Majors: F,P,V www.saic.edu The School of the Art Institute of Chicago one of the nation’s most influential art and design schools, offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS Majors: F, G, P, V, O www.sva.edu

Degree Offerings: B.M. in Music Education B.M. in Performance B.A. in Music B.F.A. in Musical Theatre For scholarship consideration, audition online and apply before January 15 ut.edu/music/prospective | ut.edu/admissions music.audition@ut.edu

THE SCHULICH SCHOOL MUSIC OF MCGILL UNIVERSITY www.mcgill.ca/music/

SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Location: Greensburg, PA Majors: D, G, M, MT, O, T, V www.setonhill.edu Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1885, Seton Hill University is a leading Catholic coed, liberal arts university embracing students of all faiths. Students benefit from our worldclass Performing Arts Center, brand new award-winning Arts Center, and dedicated professors.

SEWANEE: THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH www.sewanee.edu


WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS DEGREES

BACHELOR OF ARTS • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS • BACHELOR OF MUSIC

MAJORS ART • ARTS ADMINISTRATION • DANCE • MUSIC EDUCATION • MUSIC STUDIES • MUSIC THEATRE - PIANO MUSICAL THEATRE • ORGAN PERFORMANCE • PIANO • POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES • SACRED MUSIC THEATRE • THEORY AND COMPOSITION • VOICE PERFORMANCE

GENEROUS MERIT AND TALENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. VISIT WWW.RIDER.EDU/THENEXTLEVEL TO LEARN MORE


COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND DESIGN • School of Performing Arts • School of Visual Arts, Communications, and Digital technology

Winner of 14 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Awards

P os

y t Theatre Compan

More than 700 creative students from around the world partner with our outstanding faculty to pursue the highest levels of performance excellence in over 25 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

• Advertising • Arts Management • Art Therapy • Broadcasting • Dance

• Design & Digital Technologies • Fashion Merchandising • Film • Game Design

• Journalism • Museum Studies • Music • Musical Theatre • Theatre

liu.edu/post

• Performing Arts • Public Relations • Visual Arts


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SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, T, MT, O www.su.edu

SHERIDAN COLLEGE

Majors: F, MT, T, P, V, O www.sheridancollege.ca

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE www.shoreline.edu

SHORTER UNIVERSITY Majors: M, T, P, MT, V www.shorter.edu

D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Location: Burnaby, BC Majors: D, F, M, T, V, O www.sfu.ca The Simon Fraser School of Contemporary Arts (SCA) offers the advantages of a small art school – personal attention from professors, close interaction with fellow students, familiarity – and all the advantages of a large university – access to a vast array of courses, faculty engaged in high-level research, excellent facilities, and more.

SIMPSON COLLEGE Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.simpson.edu

SMU MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.smu.edu

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, T www.sonoma.edu

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, T, MT, V www.semo.edu

SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.sou.edu

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART Majors: P, V www.swschool.org

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Majors: M, T, V, O www.southwestern.edu

Work hard. Perform harder. At Valdosta State, we offer an all-emcompassing Theatre Arts program that embraces various aspects of theatre, including performance, production, music, or management. Here, you’ll receive artistic and intellectual guidance from experts in the field as you learn to ask questions, find answers, and become a professional storyteller. Our small classes emphasize individualized education and instill the highest standards of discipline, quality, and professional ethics.

LEARN MORE AT VSU’S THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM PAGE

valdosta.edu/pva

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

In-State Tuition

For Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama Residents. Applies to undergraduate students only.


LIPA

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Co-Founder:

• • • • • • •

Sir Paul McCartney

Arts Management / Music Business Acting Dance Music Recording Arts Technical Theater Theater Design

Since opening in 1996, LIPA has established itself as one of the world’s leading institutes for performing arts training. LIPA’s unique curriculum replicates the working practices of the arts & entertainment industries in a creative, collaborative community of 800 students from over 30 countries. Graduates enjoy success in a wide range of professions, as performers and as those who make performance possible. Come and say hello!

www.lipa.ac.uk www.lipauk.com international@lipa.ac.uk


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ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY Majors: F, M, G, T, P, V www.stcloudstate.edu

ST. OLAF COLLEGE

Majors: D, F, M, T, P, MT, V, O www.stolaf.edu

STETSON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Location: Deland, FL Majors: M, T, V, www.stetson.edu Educating musicians for the stage and the classroom since 1936, the School of Music is now regarded as one of the nation’s finest undergraduate-only professional schools. We continue this tradition with a select enrollment, embracing academic rigor, artistic excellence, professionalism and diversity.

STEVENSON UNIVERSITY

Majors: F, G, T, P www.stevenson.edu

STOCKTON UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, V www.stockton.edu

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

Majors: G, T, V, O www.suffolk.edu

SUNY BUFFALO

Majors: D, F, G, P, M, MT, T, V, O www.buffalo.edu

SUNY CORTLAND PERFORMING ARTS

Location: Cortland, NY Majors: M, MT www2.cortland.edu/ departments/performing-arts The SUNY College at Cortland Performing Arts Department provides a foundation in music, theater, dance and technical theater, resulting in thorough professional training for a career in this exciting field. Students work with the finest teachers of voice, acting, dance, theater history, music history and theory, while gaining a liberal arts education. Our facilities include a 477-seat theater, a recital hall, a lab theater, a dance studio, and practice and rehearsal rooms.


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SUNY FREDONIA

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V http://fredonia.edu

SUNY OSWEGO Majors: M, G, T, V www.oswego.edu

SUNY POTSDAM

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, O www.potsdam.edu

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE Majors: D, M, T, P, MT, V, O www.sbc.edu

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Location: Syracuse, NY Majors: D, F, G, M, MT, P, T, V http://vpa.syr.edu/ Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (SU:VPA) in Syracuse, New York, is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship and commentary. Come to SU to make your mark!

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S BOYER COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DANCE Majors: D, F, M, G, T, MT, V www.temple.edu/boyer

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.txstate.edu

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – TALKINGTON COLLEGE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS Location: Lubbock, TX Majors: M, G, P, V www.depts.ttu.edu/cvpa The Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts at Texas Tech is the only Texas University program that is nationally accredited in all four arts: Art, Music , Theater and Dance. The college seeks to prepare students who will be leaders in the profession by employing the highest standards in performance, teaching, research, and artistic and creative vision.

THE THEATRE & MUSIC SCHOOLS AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

Location: Chicago, IL Majors: M, T https://theatre.depaul.edu The Theatre School and School of Music offer conservatory-style training in the heart of Chicago’s thriving arts community. Students have the opportunity to work with renowned artists in small classroom settings while simultaneously being involved in their artistic work.

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY www.tiffin.edu

TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, T, P, O www.tisch.nyu.edu

TRIBECA FLASHPOINT COLLEGE

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TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Majors: M www.tiu.edu

TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE MUSIC AND DANCE Majors: F, D, M, O www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

TUFTS UNIVERSITY admissions.tufts.edu

UCLA HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC Majors: M, O www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

UCLA SCHOOL OF ARTS & ARCHITECTURE Majors: D, G, P, V,O www.arts.ucla.edu

UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM & TELEVISION Majors: F, T, MT www.tft.ucla.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.uakron.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA http://gobama.ua.edu

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Location: Tucson, AZ Majors: D, F, G, M, MT, P, T, V www.cfa.arizona.edu The College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona has a world-class reputation. The University of Arizona CFA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the School of Art, the School of Dance, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre, Film, and Television.


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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Majors: D, M, T, P, MT, V, O www.arts.uci.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO Majors: D, M, T, V www.ucsd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

Majors: D, F, M, T www.admissions.ucsb.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER

Majors: D, M, T, MT, V, O www.chi.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Majors: D, M, T, MT www.ccm.uc.edu

Location: Denver, CO Majors: F, M, G, P, V, O www.ucdenver.edu The first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment, the College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO – COLORADO SPRINGS

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.colorado.edu

www.uccs.edu

PROGRAMS OF STUDY Bachelor of Fine Arts Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Master of Fine Arts in Craft Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

ocac.edu | admissions@ocac.edu | 971.255.4192 BOOK AND PRINT CERAMICS CROSS MEDIA DIGITAL STRATEGIES DRAWING AND PAINTING FIBERS

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO – DENVER

FUNCTIONAL OBJECT IMAGE AND NARRATIVE METALS PHOTOGRAPHY SCULPTURAL PRACTICE WOOD

OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT

Majors: M, G, T, P, V www.admissions.uconn.edu Majors: M, G, T, P, V www.udayton.edu


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UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Majors: M www.music.udel.edu

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER LAMONT SCHOOL OF MUSIC Majors: M, T www.du.edu/lamont

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.arts.ufl.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD: THE HARTT SCHOOL

Location: West Hartford, CT Majors: D, M, MT, T, O www.hartford.edu/hartt The Hartt School is the performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford with degree programs in music, dance and theater. Educational focus is on individual needs and supportive relationships with faculty, staff and other students.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON AT CLEAR LAKE Majors: F, G, P, V www.uhcl.edu

Majors: T http://admissions.uga.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON KATHRINE G. MCGOVERN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Location: Houston, TX Majors: V, P, G www.uh.edu/kgmca The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston is a dynamic powerhouse of creativity and collaboration in one of America’s most culturally diverse cities.

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD www.hud.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO www.uidaho.edu

at Bachelor of Music in Performance Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Arts in Music Bachelor of Arts in Music (combined with a second major) Music Minor


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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO Majors: F, M, G, T, P, V, O www.uic.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

Majors: D, M, T www.uiowa.edu

Location: Fredericksburg, VA Majors: M, MT, T, V www.umw.edu Come to the University of Mary Washington and pursue your passion. Studio Art. Music. Theater. We have professional training with master teachers in a liberal arts environment. Small classes. Individual mentoring. Extraordinary opportunities.

UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN www.illinois.edu

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

www.jc.edu

UNIVERSITY OF KENT Majors: D, F, T, P, O www.kent.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Majors: D, M, G, T, P ,MT, V, O www.uky.edu

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE Majors: G, F, O www.laverne.edu

Majors: V, O http://admissions.umd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY Majors: D, M, T, V www.umbc.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC Majors: M www.music.umd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE MASSACHUSETTS Majors: D, F, M, G, T, P, V DARTMOUTH www.louisiana.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE Majors: M, G, T, V, O www.umaine.edu

Majors: M, G, P, V http://explore.umassd.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL Majors: M, G, T, P, V www.uml.edu

D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC Majors: M www.music.miami.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE Majors: D, M, T, MT www.music.umich.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Majors: M https://cla.umn.edu/music

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – DULUTH Majors: D, M, G, T, P,MT, V www.d.umn.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MORRIS Majors: D, M, T www.morris.umn.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Location: Kansas City, MO Majors: D, M http://conservatory.umkc.edu The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation and engagement with our communities. In rehearsals, in class and on stage, our students interact with a gifted faculty and with leading visiting artists.

UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO

Majors: M, G, T, P, MT http://go.montevallo.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION

Majors: M, T, MT, V http://mountunion.edu

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US AND SHARE THE ARTISTIC LEGACY OF OUR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

BESSIE AWARD: 2015

TONY AWARDS: 2008, 2016, 2017

MELISSA TOOGOOD [DANCE 2004] Merce Cunningham Dance Company Dancer

DANCE

ALEX LACAMOIRE [MUSIC1992] In The Heights, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator

MUSIC

ACADEMY, GOLDEN GLOBE, SPIRIT AWARDS: 2017

TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY [THEATER1999] Award-winning film MOONLIGHT Playwright, Actor

THEATER

WHITNEY BIENNIAL: 2004

HERNAN BAS [VISUAL ARTS1996] Saatchi Gallery-London; MOMA-NY; PAMM-Miami | Painter

VISUAL ARTS

n Florida’s premier arts conservatory

n Private tours

n Located in the heart of downtown Miami

n Scholarships and financial assistance

n Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA]

n Information, auditions, portfolio reviews

n Bachelor of Music [BM]

n 305.237.7408

n Accredited: National Associations of Schools of

n NWSA.MDC.EDU

Dance, Music, Theater, Art & Design n Award-winning performing arts alumni: Academy, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Spirit, Bessie, Carbonell n Exhibiting visual arts alumni: Art Basel Miami Beach, Whitney Biennial, museums, galleries, private collections across the nation and around the globe

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. NWSA is an educational partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, V, O www.admissions.unl.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA – LAS VEGAS

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.unlv.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA – RENO www.unr.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

Majors: F, M, G, T, MT, V www.newhaven.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHAPEL HILL Majors: M, T www.unc.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE www.uncc.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO Majors: D, F, M, T www.uncg.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA: SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Majors: D, F, M, T, O www.uncsa.edu As America’s first statesupported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Majors: M www.unt.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.unco.edu

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Majors: D, M http://uoregon.edu

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

Majors: M, T, O www.pugetsound.edu

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

Majors: M, T, V www.redlands.edu

UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON, LONDON

Majors: D, F, T, P www.roehampton.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

www.salford.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

www.sandiego.edu

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Majors: D, M, G, T www.usfca.edu

UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS

www.usiouxfalls.edu

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA: SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Location: Columbia, SC Majors: M www.sc.edu/study/colleges_ schools/music The University of South Carolina School of Music offers more than 20 music undergraduate and graduate degrees. Heavily reduced tuition rates are available for out-of-state students who earn music and/or academic scholarships from the university.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS

Location: Los Angeles, CA Majors: D, F, G,M, MT, P, T, V, O www.dramaticarts.usc.edu Located within the heart of the entertainment industry and a thriving arts and cultural center, USC offers unparalleled opportunities for aspiring artists. USC’s six world-class art schools, the Roski School of Art and Design, the School of Architecture, the School of Dramatic Arts, the School of Cinematic Arts, the Thornton School of Music, and the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, along with the Iovine and Young Academy, foster a vibrant and dynamic arts community on and beyond the campus, graduating world-renowned artists, designers, filmmakers, craftspeople and performers who challenge the status quo, break new ground and inspire generations after them. Please visit each school’s website for information.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Majors: F, M, T, P, MT, V http://usm.maine.edu/admit

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY http://sydney.edu.au

UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS

Location: Tampa, FL Majors: D, F, G, M, T, O www.ut.edu/artsandletters College of Arts and Letters (CAL) seeks to cultivate in students the inner resources necessary for the truly creative life: physical and emotional discipline, moral imagination, aesthetic receptivity, practiced memory, broad sympathy and intellectual courage.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.bealonghorn.utexas.edu

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Location: Austin, TX Majors: D, M, MT, T, O www.finearts.utexas.edu The College of Fine Arts is a leading example of a “comprehensive” public arts college that sprang up in America’s public universities more than a 100 years ago. Our programs encompass a large array of art forms including art, music, drama, dance, digital art and game development.

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V, O www.uarts.edu

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC CONSERVATORY MUSIC

Location: Stockton, CA Majors: F,G, M, P, V www.go.pacific.edu Founded in 1878, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music was the first conservatory of music west of the Mississippi. Each year, we have approximately 230 music majors studying Performance, Music History, Music Education, Composition, Music Management, Music Therapy, and Jazz Studies.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

www.utoronto.ca/uoft.html.

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA Majors: F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.westga.edu

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER – UNITED KINGDOM

Majors: F, M, G, P, V, O www.westminster.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON ARTS INSTITUTE

Location: Madison, WI Majors: D, F, M, O, T, V www.artsinstitute.wisc.edu The University of Wisconsin – Madison offers numerous artsrelated degrees ranging from bachelor to doctorate from four schools and colleges. Many departments cross-list courses to allow students to meet their breadth requirements while working towards a degree.

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – LA CROSSE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS

Location: La Crosse, WI Majors: M, MT, O www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts Ranked No. 4 among best public universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, UW-La Crosse is a Liberal Arts institution with a student population of 10,500 undergrad and graduate students. Theatre Arts offers an invigorating approach to theatrical training emphasizing collaboration and creative process.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MILWAUKEE

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.uwm.edu

URSULINE COLLEGE

www.ursuline.edu/admission/

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Valdosta, GA Majors: D, F, G, M, MT, P, T, V www.valdosta.edu At Valdosta State University in Georgia you can create, perform, design and dance while cultivating the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in the arts. Join our vibrant and creative community where, in a short amount of time, you will become an active participant in performances, gallery shows, lectures, critiques, art and design, recitals and more.


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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Majors: D, M, G, T, P, O www.vcu.edu

VIRGINIA TECH

Majors: F, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.vt.edu

VITERBO UNIVERSITY Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V www.viterbo.edu

WADE COLLEGE

Majors: G, V www.wadecollege.edu

WAGNER COLLEGE Majors: D, M, T http://wagner.edu

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Location: Detroit, MI Majors: G, O, F, VFA, P www.art.wayne.edu The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is educating the next generation of visual artists, designers and art historians. WSU is a premier urban research university in the heart of Detroit, offering more than 350 programs to more than 28,000 students.

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V, O http://webster.edu

WESLEYAN COLLEGE Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.wesleyancollege.edu

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

Location: West Chester, PA Majors: D, M, G, T, MT, V www.wcupa.edu/music The West Chester University School of Music prepares its majors for successful careers in Musical Application and Musical Education by providing the finest instruction in music theory, history, composition and musicianship to all students in the School of Music. Students will have the opportunity to build on their skills within their musical disciplines while expanding their musicianship.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Majors: D, F, M, T, O www.westminster college.edu

WHITTIER COLLEGE www.whittier.edu

WIDENER UNIVERSITY www.widener.edu

WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY

www.wmcarey.edu

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

XAVIER UNIVERSITY

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V http://wvu.edu

Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.wcsu.edu

Majors: D, M, G, T, O www.wmich.edu

Majors: D, F, M, G,T, P, MT, V www.wwu.edu

Location: Princeton, NJ Majors: D, F, M, T, P, V, O www.rider.edu/wca Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University is known for its excellence in preparing generations of distinguished artists and educators and offering every Rider student the opportunity to participate in the arts.

Majors: D, M, G, T, MT, V www.jessup.edu

Majors: M, G, T, P, MT, V www.jewell.edu

Majors: M, V www.wpunj.edu

Majors: D, M, G, T, P, MT, V, O www.winthrop.edu Majors: D, M, G, T, P, V www.xavier.edu

XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA www.xula.edu

YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE Majors: M, T www.yhc.edu

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Connect. Create. Succeed. Undergraduate Arts Majors

• Art (BS, BFA) & Art Education (BS)

• Interior Architecture (BS)

• Art History (BA, BS)

• Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA)

• Communication Arts: Radio - TV - Film (BA, BS)

• Music (BA, BS), Music Education (BM) & Music Performance (BM)

• Dance (BS, BFA)

• Textiles and Fashion Design (BS)

• English: Creative Writing (BA, BS)

• Theatre and Drama (BS)

arts.wisc.edu : @uwmadisonarts


INDEX Use this index to find a school's ad or listing by location. GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Ad Listing UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture 82 ALABAMA UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television 82 Auburn University College of Liberal Arts 53 University of California - San Diego 83 Samford University 74 University of California - Santa Barbara 83 University of Alabama 82 University of California Irvine University of Montevallo 85 Claire Trevor School of the Arts 83 ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 53 University of La Verne 85 ARIZONA University of Redlands 87 Grand Canyon University 59 University of San Diego 87 Northern Arizona University 70 University of San Francisco 87 University of Arizona - College of Fine Arts 62 82 University of Southern California: CALIFORNIA School of Dramatic Arts 69 87 Academy of Art University 51 University of the Pacific Conservatory AMDA College & Conservatory 13 51 of Music 52 88 American Academy of Whittier College 89 Dramatic Arts Inside Front Cover 51 William Jessup University 89 Art Institute of California - San Diego, The 53 COLORADO Azusa Pacific University 53 Colorado Mountain College 57 California College of Music 54 University of Colorado - Boulder 83 California College of the Arts 54 University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 83 California Institute of the Arts 54 University of Colorado - Denver 72 83 Chapman University 57 University of Denver: Lamont School of Music 84 Cogswell Polytechnical College 92 57 University of Northern Colorado 87 Columbia College Hollywood 57 CONNECTICUT Design Institute of San Diego 58 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 63 Dominican University of California 58 Sacred Heart University 74 FIDM/The Fashion Institute of University of Connecticut 83 Design & Merchandising 59 University of Hartford: The Hartt School 67 84 Idyllwild Arts Academy 16 61 University of New Haven 87 Laguna College of Art and Design 29 63 Western Connecticut State University 89 Marymount California University 63 Mills College 68 DELAWARE Mt. Sierra College 68 University of Delaware: Department of Music 84 Notre Dame de Namur University 70 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Otis College of Art and Design 70 Catholic University of America, The PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre 72 Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 23 57 Pepperdine University 72 Catholic University of America, The Platt College San Diego 72 Department of Drama 23 57 Relativity School 33 73 National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts 68 San Francisco Art Institute 76 San Francisco Conservatory of Music 76 FLORIDA San Jose State University 76 Florida State University - College of Music 59 Sonoma State University 79 Full Sail University 59 UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 82

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INDEX Jacksonville University Lynn University Miami Arts and Design New World School of the Arts 86 Palm Beach Atlantic University Ringling College of Art and Design Stetson University: School of Music 54 University of Florida: College of Fine Arts University of Miami: Frost School of Music University of Tampa: College of Arts & Letters 76

61 63 64 68 72 74 81 84 85 88

Tribeca Flashpoint College Trinity International University University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

82 82 85 85

INDIANA Ball State University 53 Butler University 54 DePauw University 58 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) 61 GEORGIA Indiana University: Jacobs School of Music 7 61 Augusta University 53 IOWA Columbus State University 57 Simpson College 79 Fort Valley State University 59 University of Iowa 85 Kennesaw State University 61 KENTUCKY Paul Mitchell the School-Esani 72 Kentucky College of Art & Design at Spalding 61 Piedmont College 72 Northern Kentucky University 70 Reinhardt University 73 University of Kentucky 85 Savannah College of Art and Design 76 Shorter University 79 LOUISIANA University of Georgia, The 84 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge 19 63 University of West Georgia 88 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 85 Valdosta State University 79 88 Xavier University of Louisiana 89 Wesleyan College 89 MAINE Young Harris College 89 University of Maine 85 IDAHO University of Southern Maine 88 University of Idaho 84 MARYLAND ILLINOIS Goucher College 59 Bradley University 54 Peabody Conservatory of the City Colleges of Chicago 57 Johns Hopkins University 3 72 Columbia College Chicago 57 Stevenson University 81 Concordia University Chicago 57 University of Maryland 85 Eastern Illinois University 59 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 85 Elmhurst College 59 University of Maryland: School of Music 85 Harold Ramis Film School 61 MASSACHUSETTS Illinois Institute of Technology 61 Bard College at Simon's Rock 53 Illinois State University 61 Berklee College of Music Back Cover 53 Illinois Wesleyan University: Arts Programs 10 61 Boston Conservatory at Berklee 65 54 Millikin University 68 Dean College Inside Back Cover 58 North Central College 68 Emerson College 59 North Park University 70 Emmanuel College 59 Northeastern Illinois University 70 Hampshire College 61 Northern Illinois University 70 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 64 Roosevelt University 74 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 64 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) 45 76 Merrimack College 64 Theatre & Music Schools at Montserrat College of Art 68 DePaul University, The 36 82 2017 TEENLIFE GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES

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INDEX Northeastern University Performing Arts Abroad Suffolk University Tufts University University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth University of Massachusetts - Lowell MICHIGAN Aquinas College Douglas J. Aveda Institute Finlandia University Grace Bible College Interlochen Center for the Arts Marygrove College Michigan State University: College of Music Oakland University University of Michigan: School of Music, Theatre & Dance Wayne State University 24 Western Michigan University

70 72 81 82 85 85 53 58 59 59 61 63 64 70

William Jewell College

89

NEBRASKA Hastings College 61 Midland University 68 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 87

NEVADA University of Nevada-Las Vegas 87 University of Nevada-Reno 87

NEW JERSEY Bloomfield College Caldwell University College of New Jersey, The Fairleigh Dickinson University Kean University 14 Montclair State University Ramapo College of New Jersey 85 Rider University 89 Rowan University 89 Rutgers University: Mason Gross MINNESOTA School of the Arts 42 Gustavus Adolphus College 61 Stockton University McNally Smith College of Music 64 Westminster College of the Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design 38 68 Rider University 77 Normandale Community College 68 William Paterson University North Central University 68 NEW YORK St. Cloud State University 81 Bard College St. Olaf College 81 Buffalo State College - SUNY University of Minnesota-Duluth 85 Columbia University University of Minnesota-Morris 85 CUNY - College of Staten Island University of Minnesota: School of Music 85 CUNY - Hunter College MISSISSIPPI CUNY - New York City College of Technology Belhaven University 53 CUNY - Queensborough Community College William Carey University 89 Eastman School of Music MISSOURI Fashion Institute of Technology Central Methodist University 57 Five Towns College Culver-Stockton College 58 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Kansas City Art Institute 61 Ithaca College - School of Music Metropolitan Community College 64 Juilliard School, The Missouri Baptist University 68 Long Island University (LIU) Post Campus 78 Missouri State University 68 Manhattan School of Music Missouri Valley College 68 Marymount Manhattan College Missouri Western State University 68 Molloy College Saint Louis University 74 Nazareth College Southeast Missouri State University 79 Neighborhood Playhouse School, The 30 University of Missouri: Kansas City New School, The Conservatory of Music and Dance 12 85 New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Webster University 89 New York Institute of Technology 94 | 2017 TEENLIFE GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES

54 54 57 59 61 68 73 74 74 74 81 89 89 53 54 57 58 58 58 58 59 59 59 61 61 61 63 63 64 68 68 68 68 68 68


INDEX New York School of Interior Design New York University: Steinhardt Music & Performing Arts NYU - Tandon School of Engineering Pace University Purchase College, SUNY Rochester Institute of Technology Sarah Lawrence College School of Visual Arts SUNY Buffalo SUNY Cortland: Performing Arts 58 SUNY Fredonia SUNY Oswego SUNY Potsdam Syracuse University: College of Visual & Performing Arts 49 Tisch School of the Arts at New York University Wagner College

68 68 70 70 73 74 76 76 81 81 82 82 82 82 82 89

University of Akron, The University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music University of Dayton University of Mount Union Ursuline College Xavier University OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City University 32

82 83 83 85 88 89 70

OREGON Oregon College of Art and Craft 83 70 Oregon State University 70 Pacific Northwest College of Art 72 Portland State University 73 Southern Oregon University 79 University of Oregon 87

PENNSYLVANIA Cairn University 54 DeSales University 58 53 Drexel University - Westphal College 54 of Media Arts & Design 17 59 61 Eastern University 59 64 Gettysburg College's Sunderman 87 Conservatory of Music 84 59 87 Kutztown University of Pennsylviania 63 87 La Roche College 63 87 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 63 85 Mary Pappert School of Music at OHIO Duquesne University 63 Art Academy of Cincinnati 53 Muhlenberg College 68 Ashland University 53 Point Park University 48 73 Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory Seton Hill University 46 76 of Music 56 53 Temple University: Boyer College Cleveland Institute of Art 57 of Music and Dance 82 Cleveland Institute of Music 57 University of the Arts, The 88 Cleveland State University 22 57 West Chester University 55 89 Columbus College of Art & Design 81 57 Widener University 89 Kent State University 61 Roger Williams University 74 Lake Erie College 63 SOUTH CAROLINA Miami University 64 Anderson University-South Carolina 4 53 Oberlin Conservatory of Music 70 Clemson University - College of Ohio Northern University 70 Architecture, Arts and Humanities 57 Ohio State University 70 Lander University 63 Ohio State University, The 70 University of South Carolina: School of Music 74 87 Ohio University 70 Winthrop University 89 Otterbein University 70 Augustana University 53 School of Advertising Art 76 University of Sioux Falls 87 Tiffin University 82 NORTH CAROLINA Appalachian State University Brevard College Greensboro College Meredith College University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina: School of the Arts 50 University of Jamestown

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TENNESSEE WEST VIRGINIA Belmont University 53 West Virginia University 89 Blackbird Academy, The 27 53 WISCONSIN Blair School of Music - Vanderbilt University 54 Beloit College 53 Middle Tennessee State University 64 64 Lawrence University 34 63 Sewanee: The University of the South 76 University of Wisconsin TEXAS Madison Arts Institute 90 88 Rice University: Shepherd School of Music 74 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: SMU: Meadows School of the Arts 79 Department of Theatre Arts 6 88 Southwest School of Art 79 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 88 Southwestern University 79 Viterbo University 89 Texas State University 82 WYOMING Texas Tech University - J.T. and Margaret Talkington Sheridan College 79 College of Visual & Performing Arts 60 82 MULTIPLE STATES University of Houston Art Institutes, The 71 53 Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts 2 84 National Porfolio Day 28 University of Houston at Clear Lake 84 University of North Texas 87 INTERNATIONAL University of Texas at Arlington 88 Anglia Ruskin University 53 University of Texas at Austin: Arts University Bournemouth 53 College of Fine Arts 40 88 Capilano University 54 Wade College 89 Edge Hill University 59 Glasgow School of Art, The UTAH Goldsmiths, University of London Westminster College 89 Kingston University London VERMONT Leeds College of Art Bennington College 53 Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 80 Champlain College 57 London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art VIRGINIA London Studio Centre Christopher Newport University 57 Middlesex University Emory & Henry College - Arts Program 26 59 Norwich University of the Arts 41 James Madison University 61 Nottingham Trent University Regent University 66 73 Plymouth University Shenandoah University 79 Regent's University London Sweet Briar College 82 Ryerson University University of Mary Washington 73 85 SACI Studio Arts College International - Florence Virginia Commonwealth University: Schulich School of Music of School of the Arts 89 McGill University, The Virginia Tech 89 Simon Fraser University 75 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance WASHINGTON University of Chichester Academy of Interactive Entertainment 51 University of Huddersfield Cornish College of the Arts 58 University of Kent Evergreen State College, The 59 University of Roehampton London Pacific Lutheran University 1 70 University of Salford Shoreline Community College 79 University of Sydney, The University of Puget Sound 87 University of Toronto Western Washington University 89 96 | 2017 TEENLIFE GUIDE TO PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGES

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