Performing and Graphic Artists

The path to education and training in the performing arts at the collegiate level can be complicated. A student who wants to focus on theatre or music in college may have to choose between the conservatory approach, a conservatory within a four-year university system, or a major program at a four-year college with professional training standards. There are BA programs, BFA programs, BM programs, and certificate programs. Which one is best for you? What are your professional and career goals?

If you’re a performer some programs will require an audition, perhaps two. If you’re a designer you may have to submit a portfolio. Some colleges will require a double application: one to the college admissions office and another to the department. Musicians may have to record two or three selections and post them on a website or submit a dvd prior to a live audition. Audition requirements for actors or dancers may vary from program to program. Deadlines for auditions must be coordinated with admission office deadlines. The search for the right artistic and academic match requires an understanding of the various approaches to training as well as the variables in the admission process.

College Pathways has great experience in guiding the aspiring performing artist through this admission maze to successful training and education in the performing arts. Whether your goal is a role in a Broadway musical, a seat in a concert orchestra, to sing an aria at the Met, or teach children the value of music and theatre, we can help.

There is no extra fee for this service. We regard assisting young performing artists in finding the right college or conservatory as part of our full college admission consultation agreement.