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Audition and Portfolio Information

All applicants to programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (except Communication Studies and Electronic Media) 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:

  • October 3, 2014 (University Open House)
  • October 24, 2014 (University Open House)
  • November 3, 2014 (CVPA Open House; Pre-registration required HERE)
  • November 14, 2014 (University Open House)
  • December 6, 2014
  • January 31, 2015
  • February 28, 2015
  • March 28, 2015*

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, procedures and deadlines as described in: Art Education, Crafts, and Studio Art.

On-Campus Portfolio Review

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

  • October 3, 2014 (University Open House)
  • October 24, 2014 (University Open House)
  • November 3, 2014 (CVPA Open House; Pre-registration required HERE)
  • November 14, 2014 (University Open House)

Off-Campus Portfolio Review

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

  • November 9, 2014 - Philadelphia (Tyler School of Art)
  • November 16, 2014 - New York City (Fashion Institute of Technology)

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, procedures and deadlines for Communication Design.

On-Campus Portfolio Review

Kutztown University hosts two portfolio review dates for 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 two National Portfolio Days:

  • November 9, 2014 - Philadelphia (Tyler School of Art)
  • November 16, 2014 - New York City (Fashion Institute of Technology)

Communication design faculty review graduate portfolios at one Graduate Portfolio Day:

  • October 26, 2014 - New York City (Parsons the New School for Design

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 that lists Communication Design as the intended major.

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.