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Shady Side Academy Fine Arts and the College Admission Process April 8, 2010 Our Presenters College Counseling Office Shady Side Academy Fine Arts Department Dan Brill, Department Chair, Music Faculty Tony Goodwin, Visual Arts Faculty From the college side

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Shady Side Academy

Fine Arts and the

College Admission Process

April 8, 2010


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Our Presenters

  • College Counseling Office

  • Shady Side Academy Fine Arts Department

    • Dan Brill, Department Chair, Music Faculty

    • Tony Goodwin, Visual Arts Faculty

  • From the college side

    • Jason Nevinger, Associate Director of Admission – Carnegie Mellon University


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Program Overview

  • Introduction – College Counseling Office

  • College perspective

    • Visual Arts – portfolio experience

    • Performing Arts – auditioning experience

    • How decisions are made

  • SSA perspective

    • Visual Arts – portfolio prep

    • Performing Arts – auditioning prep

  • Questions


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Introduction

  • The importance of a portfolio/audition for fine arts applications

    • College majors… Art, Architecture, Design, Acting, Musical Theater, Technical Theater, Music Performance, Music Composition, Electronic Media, Film, Screenwriting, Dance

    • Types of programs/degrees… BFA, BA, BArch

    • Art School vs. University vs. Liberal Arts College

  • Your college experience


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Other factors to remember

  • Portfolio Submission/Auditions

    • Deadlines

    • Formatting and Directions

  • Predicting Success


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Fine Arts Recruitment

  • Why do I audition? Why a portfolio?

    • What are colleges looking for?

  • What happens when a college receives my materials?

  • What happens at the audition?

    • Portfolio Reviews (Visual Arts)

      • Preparation

      • Elements of the portfolio

    • Auditioning (Performing Arts)

      • Preparation

      • Typical requirements


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Fine Arts Recruitment

  • Types of reviews

    • On-campus review/audition days

    • Off-campus reviews/auditions

      • National Portfolio Days (Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, etc.)

  • How are decisions made?


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SSA Preparation

  • Visual Arts

    • Portfolio preparation

    • How your teachers can help you

  • Performing Arts

    • Preparing for auditions

    • How your teachers can help you

  • Extracurricular opportunities



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