Students Majoring in Visual and Performing Arts

Applicants to Visual and Performing Arts Department degree programs may be required to submit additional application materials. 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.

First-year and Transfer applicants for 2022 semesters to theatre and electronic media performance or theatre and entertainment technology are required to submit responses to essay questions.

First-year and Transfer applicants for 2022 semesters to audio production or sound design with a cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher are not required to submit essay responses or project examples. Students who have a GPA below 3.35 must submit examples of projects. Students who have a GPA below 3.25 must also complete essay responses at time of application.

Please note: High school applicants with a GPA below 3.00 may be required to submit official SAT or ACT scores.

Examples of creative work will be submitted through the student application portal, which is different than the site used to apply for admission. Details will be emailed to applicants who are required to submit portfolio materials.

Essay Responses

Required for applicants to theatre and electronic media performance or theatre and entertainment technology; also required for applicants to audio production and technology or sound design with GPA's below 3.25.

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

Required for applicants to audio production and technology or sound design whose cumulative GPA is below 3.35.

Share examples of experiences that have led to your interest in the program and which demonstrate your interests and abilities. Include audio recordings, mixes, or productions 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.

Watch your email for details on how to submit your portfolio. Email mlprovoa@mtu.edu with any questions you have.

 

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