Portfolio Review, Audition & Interview Dates

The University of the Arts seeks students who demonstrate talent and potential in their chosen creative discipline. Therefore, all programs require a portfolio, writing sample, audition and/or interview as part of the application for admission. These evaluations are used to determine acceptance into a program of study, as well as eligibility for merit-based scholarships. For complete requirements by degree program, please visit our Undergraduate Portfolio & Audition Requirements page.

Below are on- and off-campus portfolio review, audition and interview dates.

Visual Arts, Design, Film

Portfolio Review Days:
First-time freshmen applicants should call 800-616-2787 x 6049 to schedule a portfolio review. Transfer students will be contacted by the Office of Admissions to arrange a portfolio review once all college transcripts have been received and evaluated. An official review will only be conducted for students who have submitted an application.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm
    Portfolio Reviews are offered on-campus Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. A portfolio review provides you the opportunity to have an Admissions counselor or faculty member review your portfolio in its current stage and offer recommendations for additional pieces that may enhance your portfolio overall. A submitted application is not required to schedule a portfolio review.
  • The University of the Arts participates in National Portfolio Day events around the country, to give students an opportunity to show their in-progress portfolios in an informal setting for feedback and guidance.

Dance, Music, Theater

Audition/Interview Days:
Students are required to register for an audition or interview date after completing the application. You will receive an email with further instructions on how to register for your audition after your application has been processed. Please do not make travel arrangements until your audition date is confirmed. An application for admission must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at least 2 weeks prior to the requested Audition/Interview day.

  • On-Campus
    November 11, 2017
    December 2, 2017
    January 27, 2018
    February 17, 2018
    March 3, 2018
    March 17, 2018
  • Theater, Off-Campus
    January 20-21, 2018 - New York, New York (Unifieds)
    February 5-7, 2018 - Chicago, Illinois (Unifieds)
    February 10-11, 2017 - Los Angeles, California (Unifieds)
  • Dance, Off-Campus
    Dates for 2017–2018 to be announced soon.