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Audition and Portfolio Information

All applicants to programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (except Communication Studies) must successfully demonstrate artistic talent through an audition/interview, portfolio review, or art test.

Admissions decisions are made only after an applicant has completed both the university application and the audition/interview, portfolio review, or art test requirement.


MUSIC and MUSIC EDUCATION

Music and Music Education applicants select one option to complete their audition/interview. Each program has unique entrance requirements and procedures as described in Music Audition/Interview Requirements.

On-Campus Audition/Interview

Kutztown University hosts several Music and Music Education audition/interview dates:

Alternative individual audition dates can also be arranged, if required.

* All music scholarships may be awarded prior to March 1.

Recorded Audition

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in-person whenever possible. However, recognizing that travel can be costly, applicants may submit a recorded audition. Recordings must be of the best possible quality in both sound and picture, with appropriate lighting and following the requirements for the applicant's instrument/voice. Poor quality recordings may result in an unfavorable review by the faculty. CDs, DVDs and links to cloud-based recordings may be submitted directly to the Department of Music for evaluation.


ART EDUCATION, CRAFTS, and STUDIO ART

Art Education, Crafts, and Studio Art applicants select one option to complete their portfolio review. Each degree program has unique admission requirements and procedures as described: Art Education, Crafts, and Studio Art.

On-Campus Portfolio Review

Kutztown University hosts two portfolio review dates for Freshman and transfer Art Education, Crafts, and Studio Art applicants:

Off-Campus Portfolio Review

Art Education, Crafts, and Studio Art faculty review portfolios at two National Portfolio Days:

• November 10, 2013 - Philadelphia
• November 17, 2013 - New York City

Mailed Portfolio

Freshman and transfer Art Education, Crafts and Studio Art applicants may mail or hand deliver their portfolio directly to the respective department for consideration. Application deadlines are strictly enforced, and it is advised that portfolios are mailed well before the deadline using a service that allows for delivery confirmation.


COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Communication Design applicants select one option to complete their portfolio review or art test. Please see admission requirements and procedures for Communication Design.

On-Campus Portfolio Review

Kutztown University hosts two portfolio review dates for first-time Freshman Communication Design applicants: 

On-campus portfolio reviews are scheduled only for prospective students who have applied for admission to Kutztown University and declared Communication Design as their intended major.

Off-Campus Portfolio Review

Communication design faculty review undergraduate portfolios at one National Portfolio Day:

• November 10, 2013 - Philadelphia

Art Test

Prospective Freshmen Communication Design students may complete an Art Test. Information is mailed directly to prospective students upon receipt of a completed Kutztown University admission application.

Mailed Portfolio

Communication Design accepts mailed or hand delivered portfolios from transfer and graduate applicants only. Application deadlines are strictly enforced, and it is advised that portfolios are mailed well before the deadline using a service that allows for delivery confirmation.