Application & Scholarships

Welcome!

We are delighted you are interested in applying for admission to a program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Depending on your intended major, your application may require 1 OR 2 steps.

STEP 1:

Submit your application and transcripts to KU on through the KU Admissions website, or the Common App.

STEP 2:

Art, Design, and Music applicants, please complete a portfolio review or schedule an audition.

ART, ART EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION DESIGN APPLICANTS
Students interested in pursuing a career in Art Education, Applied Digital Arts, Communication Design, or Studio Art

Portfolios are reviewed in person or online at SlideRoom. Applicants desiring feedback should plan to attend an in-person review. Please view the portfolio requirements. 

MUSIC APPLICANTS

Auditions are heard on campus. Please view the audition requirements

  • Attend an audition date on campus (preferred): November 6, December 7, January 25, February 8, February 15, February 29.
  • Contact the Department of Music directly to arrange an individual audition date.

The following VPA majors do NOT require a portfolio review or audition for admission: Art History; Cinema, Television and Media Production; Communication Studies; Social Media Theory and Strategy.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
November 15 Portfolio deadline for undergraduate Art and Design students (Spring start)
January 15 Audition deadline for undergraduate Music students (Spring start)
February 15 Scholarship consideration deadline for undergraduate portfolio reviews and auditions
July 15 Portfolio review deadline for undergraduate Art and Design students (Fall start)
August 1 MFA in Communication Design portfolio review and application deadline
August 15 Audition deadline for undergraduate Music students (Fall start)

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