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CVPA Application Guide

Welcome! We're delighted you are interested in applying for admission to a program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Depending on your intended major, your application may require 1 OR 2 steps.


Apply to the University. 

Fill out the application for undergrad, transfer, or graduate students. Submit it, along with copies of your transcripts, to the Office of Admissions.


Apply to the Program (if applicable)

The programs listed below have specific admission requirements. Click on the name of the program for application procedures, requirements, and instructions. Read carefully! (Prospective students may apply to multiple programs.)

Art and design portfolios are uploaded to SlideRoom OR they may be reviewed at the CVPA Open House, selected Kutztown University Open Houses, and National Portfolio Days in Philadelphia and NYC.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES for Art Education, Communication Design, Crafts, and Studio Art applicants:

  • November 1: Spring transfer deadline
  • February 1: Undergrad deadline
  • March 1: MFA in Communication Design deadline
  • April 1: Fall transfer deadline