WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

School of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Visual & Performing Arts : Freshman Applicant Requirements for Admission

Auditions & Portfolio Reviews for Admission

Certain areas of study within the School of Visual and Performing Arts require the competition and passing of an audition or portfolio review for acceptance into the program. This page serves as a directory to find information on upcoming auditions, audition requirements, and program information. Click here for more information on Freshman Applicant Requirements for Admission.


Click here to read more about auditioning for the BFA Musical Theatre program. 

All students looking to be considered for acceptance to the BFA Musical Theatre program must first submit a pre-screen video. Details regarding the pre-screening requirements are included in the link above.

Upcoming auditions for the BFA Musical Theatre program will be conducted virtually. Audition dates for Fall 2021 entry:

  • January 30, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • February 27, 2021

Pre-screen submission deadlines:

  • January 1, 2021 for consideration for January 30, 2021 audition date
  • February 1, 2021 for consideration for February 20, 2021 and February 27,2021 audition dates

In addition, the Department of Theatre Arts will be attending the virtual Cap United Auditions, November 12 – November 15, 2020.



Click here to read more about auditioning for degrees within the Department of Music. 

Every program in the music department requires an audition for admission. Click the program you are interested in to view specific audition requirements:

Audition Dates for Fall 2021 entry:

  • December 12, 2020
  • January 23, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • March 6, 2021


The Department of Art does not require a portfolio review for admission to their undergraduate programs. A portfolio review is required only for acceptance into the MFA in Visual Arts (graduate program). Click here to read more about the portfolio review process for MFA in Visual Arts.

The Department of Art offers an opportunity for students interested in pursuing an education in art and design to have their works reviewed by members of the WCSU art faculty during a “Portfolio Day” event. Participants are invited to bring in selections from their works or a digital portfolio, and will meet individually with professional artists who teach at WCSU. Faculty members will critique portfolios to provide feedback and guidance on works presented and also will be prepared to discuss professional career opportunities in art and design, as well as concentrations for study in the Art Department’s Bachelor of Arts program. Information on upcoming Portfolio Days will be announced when plans have been finalized.

For more information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403.

Interested in pursuing a degree within the School of Visual and Performing Arts? Become a “Colonial for the Day” and shadow a student in your desired area! Shadow days will resume per the guidance of university COVID-19 restrictions, at a date to be determined. More information will be posted here when it becomes available. Check back soon!