Students Majoring in Visual and Performing Arts

Applicants to the following Visual and Performing Arts Department degree programs are required to submit responses to essay questions as part of the application process: audio production and technology, sound design, theatre and electronic media performance, and theatre and entertainment technology. These responses will allow the faculty members reviewing your file to understand your goals and assess your creativity and self-motivation—attributes that, combined with your academics, help determine your future success in our programs.

Essay Responses

Applicants to all visual and performing arts programs

If you apply to one of our visual and performing arts programs, you will be asked to answer these questions during the application process. Please provide a written response to each of the following questions (about 300 words, or one page each).

  1. Discuss an experience that sparked your interest in this field.
  2. What do you hope to do after college?

Examples of Projects

Applicants to audio production and technology and sound design

Share examples of experiences that have led to your interest in the program and which demonstrate your interests and abilities. Include recordings/mixings you've made, musical compositions you've written, sketches, photographs you've taken and/or edited, pictures or collages created on the computer, class projects, photos of shows you've been involved in, recordings of you playing an instrument, or any other works you believe are appropriate.

Submit examples of creative work by creating a free account on SlideRoom and selecting Application Materials | Audio Production & Technology, Sound Design. You can share up to five videos, sound files, images, documents, or other media. Instructions are provided and student support is available from SlideRoom if you need help.