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Audition and Portfolio Review Day

Junior Preview Day*

Sunday November 17th, 2019

*Please select this option through the program application and audition/portfolio registration below if you are a high school junior in the Fall of 2019. Junior Preview participants will follow the same schedule as other visiting students, but will receive feedback from faculty to help prepare for their audition/review the following year in place of a program decision. 

Music / Theatre / Art & Design

Sunday November 17th, 2019 (Cello auditions are not available on this date)

Saturday January 25th, 2020

Saturday February 8th, 2020



Sunday November 17th, 2019

Saturday January 25th, 2020

If you are applying for the Fall 2019 semester, please follow the instructions below. 

First contact your applied music professor to ask their preference in hearing your audition (private audition or video audition). 

Theatre & Dance

Musical Theatre students will be seen by video audition only. Acting and Dance students may audition in person or by video. Theatre Design Tech students may submit a portfolio through SlideRoom.  

Art & Design

Portfolios will be reviewed through the school's SlideRoom account. Students will be prompted to upload the portfolio after completing the application below.

If you have any questions, or would like to request the SlideRoom link for your video/portfolio upload, please contact James Froemel at 304-293-4339

Audition Day Schedules


Both the university application and a program application are required for admission into College of Creative Arts. You may complete the program application and secure your audition or portfolio review day before or after your university application is completed. An admission decision for your program cannot be made until after you have been admitted to West Virginia University.  

Music: Program application and audition registration

Art & Design: Program application and portfolio review registration

Theatre: Program application and audition/portfolio review registration

Dance: Program application and audition registration

Multi-disciplinary Studies Program application and registration 


All degree programs in the College of Creative Arts, with the exception of Theatre BA, require a portfolio review (Art & Design) or an audition (Dance, Music, and Theatre).

You must complete the school application online as part of your audition day registration. Additional materials like letters of recommendation, resume and headshot can be brought with you on the day of your audition/portfolio review.  Learn more about requirements in each individual area...

Scholarship Opportunities

Creative Arts Scholarships are available from the School of Music, School of Art & Design and The School of Theatre & Dance. The portfolio review/audition process for program admission will also allow students to be entered into scholarship consideration for these funds.

Directions to WVU Creative Arts Center

From North/South on I-79

  • Take exit 155, which is noted as West Virginia University
  • From North: At bottom of exit ramp, turn left onto U.S. Route 19
  • From South: Beat right at bottom of exit ramp, lane turns into U.S. route 19
  • Follow U.S. Route 19 South
  • From South: Bear right at bottom of exit ramp, lane turns into U.S. Route 19
  • Follow U.S. Route 19 South
  • Proceed to the fifth traffic light (Light following WVU Coliseum light)
  • At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Evansdale Drive
  • Make immediate left into main Creative Arts Center parking lot


From I-68


  • From I-68 merge right onto I-79 N following signs to Washington, PA
  • Take exit 155, which is noted as West Virginia University
  • Proceed right at bottom of exit ramp, lane turns into U.S. route 19
  • Follow U.S. route 19 South
  • Proceed to the fifth traffit light (light following WVU coliseum light)
  • At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Evansdale Drive
  • Make immediate left into main creative Arts Center parking lot

GPS Coordinates

39.647270, -79.976268


Parking for Creative Arts Center visitors is in lot 45. This is the large parking lot, located in front of the building on the side facing Evansdale Drive. A parking permit is required if you are visiting the Creative Arts Center between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. If you are visiting during these hours, please see James Froemel in room 301A for a parking permit. If you are entering from the main entrance, Room 301A is located next to the right of the Messaros Art Galleries in the Blaney Lobby close to the Creative Arts Box Office.


If you are visiting on a weekend or after 5:00pm, no parking permit is required. 

Hotel Accommodations

We have coordinated with Hampton Inn & Suites to offer a discounted rate for our students and their families attending an Audition and Portfolio Review Day. Hampton Inn & Suites is located in the Morgantown/University Town Centre located close to the Creative Arts Center.


·   Standard Suite Style Rooms

·   Complimentary “On The House”™ Hot Breakfast Buffet Daily 6am-10am 

·   Complimentary on-site Fitness Center

·   Complimentary Dual Business Center

·   Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and internet access - 3x Hilton standard - 6x Hilton standard for Premium Access

·   Indoor Salt-Water Swimming Pool 


Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 304-598-0600 and asking for the WVU Creative Arts Department Rate. or by selecting the link below 

Hampton Inn

Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Select programs within the College of Creative Arts are available to students at the resident tuition rate either through the Ohio Reciprocity Agreement. 

Ohio Reciprocity Agreement
Includes*:Acting, Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Intermedia/Photography, Musical Theatre, Painting, Printmaking, Puppetry and Creative Drama, Sculpture, Theatre, Theatre Design and Technology. 

*Please review any additional requirements for participation in these programs through the links provided above.

Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans.

Since 2009, the Yellow Ribbon Program has supported hundreds of Mountaineers who have served their country. WVU remains committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program because we value what veterans bring to campus. It opens the door to our world-class education and secures the dream of obtaining a degree. Those receiving the maximum benefit from the Post 9/11 GI Bill may receive additional funding to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. For all eligible WVU undergraduate students, West Virginia University has agreed to waive up to 50% of this difference with a direct match from the Veterans Administration under the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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