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Application and Scholarships Guide

Welcome! We are 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, STEP 1

Complete the undergraduate, transfer, graduate, or international application for admission to Kutztown University. Submit it, along with copies of your transcripts, to the Office of Admissions.

Apply, STEP 2

Complete the supplemental application procedure if applying to any of the programs listed below. Communication Studies and Electronic Media majors only complete Step 1.

Art Education (B.S.)
Communication Design (B.F.A.)
Communication Design (M.F.A.)
Music, Commercial Music, or Music Education
Studio Art


November 1  Spring start art & design transfer deadline 
February 1 Fall start undergraduate art & design deadline
March 1 M.F.A. in Communication Design deadline
March 1 Priority audition deadline for music programs
April 1 Fall start art & design transfer deadline


Kutztown University scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students on the basis of merit and/or financial need, according to specific criteria as established in consultation with the Kutztown University Foundation and the donor. Selected College of Visual and Performing Arts scholarships require a special application procedure, and the application materials may be downloaded from links on this site. Applicants are advised to carefully prepare and submit their materials by the deadline as directed in the guidelines, to ensure best possible consideration.