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.

STEP 2:

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

ART & DESIGN APPLICANTS

please view the portfolio requirements, then select one option:

  • Attend a portfolio review on campus: September 28, October 26, November 6, November 16
  • Attend National Portfolio Day in Philadelphia.
  • Upload a portfolio on SlideRoom.

MUSIC APPLICANTS

please view the audition requirements, then select one option:

  • Attend an audition date on campus (preferred): 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
October 15 Portfolio deadline for undergraduate art and design students (spring start)
February 15

Deadline to complete an audition or portfolio review for scholarship consideration

July 15 Deadline to complete an audition or portfolio review for admission to undergraduate programs
August 1 Deadline to apply to MFA in Communication Design

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