Hello! Thank you for your questions.
We enroll just under a quarter of the applicants we receive for the School of Dance.
Decision letters should be received 3–4 weeks from completion of all application requirements. Please feel free to contact us directly to see where your application stands at 1.800.616.ARTS or email@example.com.
I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulty. Applying for college is daunting! It’s best to team up with someone who understands the process. Our dedicated Admissions staff is here for you! The best way to get in touch with us is to call the front desk between 9 AM and 5 PM at 215.717.6049 / 1.800.616.ARTS or email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll put your in touch with your counselor. We’re here to help!
Hello! You will need to reapply as a transfer student. This process is almost identical to what you experienced applying previously, though you’ll also be required to submit transcripts for your college courses and a new portfolio / audition that represents the work you’ve been undertaking at college. Good luck!
Hello! Thanks for your question and we applaud your diverse interests! Our programs are very rigorous, and while it’s not impossible, we do not encourage students to take on two majors. However! UArts fosters interdisciplinary artists beginning with the University Common Curriculum and will aid you in crafting the education you desire through:
Elective credits are built into every UArts program, providing students ample opportunity to explore other art forms beyond their major. Use these credits not only to develop your Creative Writing or Acting skills, but to investigate Animation, Dance, Instrumental Performance, Film, Glassblowing, et cetera.
Guidance from Your Admission Counselor, Advisor and Professors
Ensure that those guiding you along this path are fully aware of your interests so we can facilitate a fulfilling education. Our faculty and staff are caring and responsive; we want to help you reach your full potential.
Hi! Yes, applicants for the Directing, Playwriting and Production (DPP) program must submit a portfolio as well as participate in an interview (see the full requirements under “Directing, Playwriting and Production”). Your experience, leadership, creativity and potential for development will be demonstrated by submitting one of the following:
• An original script (be prepared to leave a non-returnable copy)
• A production book for directors or stage managers
• Models and/or renderings of set, costume or lighting designs
• Examples of publicity and program design (Any material for public presentation, such as plays, school functions, community events, etc. This may include programs, poster designs, and promotional copy.)
• Video tapes of productions with which you have had significant involvement (be prepared to leave a non-returnable copy) and a typed, detailed, description of your role in the production.
• Resume and examples of leadership and creativity inside and outside of theater, including clubs and extracurricular activities.
During your interview, you will be asked to discuss your submitted material in addition to your involvement in and study of theater.
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Hello! I presented your question to Health Services, who responded: “The answer is yes, we need the information/immunization records especially if living on campus.”
Hi, chelsealgirl! Below are a few notable examples of Vocal Performance alumni careers. If you’re interested in scouring for more, UArts publications are a good resource for alumni updates.
Nicole Tranquillo BM ‘08 (Voice) became a Top 12 Girls Finalist and cast member on American Idol Season 6 while attending UArts. Tranquillo is an active songwriter, performer, and teacher. An additional update from Ms. Tranquillo is available in the Winter 2013 EDGE magazine, spread 60-61/68.
An update listed in the Fall 2012 EDGE magazine (spread 44-45/74) showcases the recent career of Stephen Costello BM ‘03 (Voice). This Richard Tucker Award recipient has starred in many major opera productions across the world.
Christina Perri, a Communications major who took classes in UArts’ School of Music, had music featured on So You Think You Can Dance and Glee (“Jar of Hearts”) and she recorded a song for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (“A Thousand Years”).
The most recent Careers Brochure highlights vocalist Brandy Butler BM ‘01 (Music Performance) and spotlights Pianist, Vocalist, Actress, Songwriter AJ Luca BM ‘11 (Piano), MM ‘12 (Jazz Studies). AJ also performs in an a capella group called The Dolls with fellow alumnae Megan Wellman BM ‘10 (Vocal Performance), Ariel Kerber BM ‘10 (Vocal Performance) and Mary Anne Cleary BM ‘09 (Vocal Performance)—a number of their videos have gone viral.
Many Vocal Performance alumni perform, record and/or teach, either in public schools, at the college level or by providing private lessons.
If you are looking to speak with an alum directly about their experience, our Office of Alumni and Parent Relations will be able to locate a graduate who has provided permission to be contacted by prospective students.