Admissions

Visual and Performing Arts: How to Apply and Complete Audition/Submit Portfolio

How to Apply

All steps are required.

1. Complete the appropriate application: 


2. Schedule your audition or portfolio review date: Visit & Events page.

Auditions, portfolio reviews, and interviews are held from fall to spring. Most of these will be in person for the 2021-22 application process, with a virtual option if you cannot make it to one of our in person dates. All audition/review dates will close two weeks prior, so please register ahead of time.

  • Musical Theatre (BFA) majors only: Must complete a pre-screen process before you are eligible to sign up for an audition. Prescreens are due by January 15th

Create your account using Acceptd. Fee: $20. If you are unable to pay this fee, contact Amanda Brady, at abrady8@naz.edu to request a fee waiver. Waivers are not guaranteed, but are considered on a case by case basis.

If you are looking for a virtual option, please email Amanda Brady at abrady8@naz.edu to coordinate one.

For what to expect on your audition/review day, please refer to the appropriate section below.


3. Before your audition/review/interview, take these steps to prepare. 

  • Each content area (Music, Theatre, Art, and Dance) will have a supplemental form that will be sent to you after you register for your audition/review. Please be sure to complete this at least one week prior to your scheduled visit. 
  • In addition to this form, be sure to scroll to the appropriate section below to learn how you can be well prepared for your audition, portfolio review, or interview.

Music | Theatre | Dance | Art & Design 

Music

Which music degrees require a music audition
Scholarships
Audition/Interview schedule and what to expect
Sample schedule
Have a question?

Prepare for a Music-Major Audition

Piano
Organ
Voice
Brass and Woodwinds
Guitar
Strings
Percussion

Prepare for Music/Business Major Audition

Contemporary option

Theatre

Which academic programs require a theatre audition or portfolio review?
Scholarships
Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) Prescreen Requirements
Audition — musical theatre (B.F.A.)
Portfolio — theatre design and technology (B.F.A.)
Audition — theatre arts (B.A., including both education programs)
Re-Auditions

Prepare for Non-Music-Major Audition

Instrumentalists
Vocalists

Dance

Which academic programs require a dance audition
Scholarships
Audition — dance

Art & Design

Which academic programs require a portfolio review
Scholarships
Portfolio — art education, design, studio art, visual communication design
Portfolio recommendations