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Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Registration is now open for 2020-21

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).

Audition and Portfolio Review Dates/Deadlines
  • Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021

How to apply

You must  complete both the university application as well as the school application and begin preparing your audition or portfolio materials for submission via SlideRoom—you will find the links to your schools' application and SlideRoom below.  You must submit audition/portfolio materials ahead of any on-campus or virtual interview.  The audition/portfolio items are due 48 hours prior to your selected review date.  On that date, you will either visit the WVU College of Creative Arts campus for tours, info sessions and an interview or you may complete the process online.

Talent-based creative arts scholarships are available from each School. The portfolio review/audition process for program admission will also allow students to be entered into consideration for these funds. Students within Art & Design and Theatre & Dance programs must be pursuing a major in the College of Creative Arts to receive scholarship consideration.

Additional information about the 2020-21 Process

The November 15 experience will be conducted entirely online with plans to offer a campus visit opportunity later in the school year. In December, we will confirm the options available to those who sign up for a Spring date. 

Audition/portfolio materials are collected through SlideRoom through a separate submission from the application form. Please do not attempt to upload video content directly to your program application form. 

The Audition/Portfolio review process includes a synchronous meeting time for faculty and students. However, this meeting will not necessarily take place on campus. Students may opt to meet virtually during their assigned time, and as we continue taking precautions related to COVID-19, the individual faculty or the college may choose to move all meetings online. 

Your synchronous meeting (virtual or in person) with the faculty will be primarily an interview. You will not be asked to prepare new material beyond what is submitted in your video audition/review. You may be asked to present some of the pre-submitted material again during the live or virtual meeting. These requests will be sent to students no later than one-week prior to their scheduled meeting time.

We want to help you succeed! Studio areas are working to create audition tips videos relevant to specific studio areas. A selection of videos can be found on our YouTube channel and are being added throughout 2020-21. 

Watch audition tips videos on our YouTube

Teleconferenced meetings with Creative Arts recruitment and with faculty can be arranged with James Froemel at

School Program Applications  

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.   

Audition and Portfolio Submission Requirements 

Audition and Portfolio Upload Links

Note: We no longer require live accompaniment for voice and musical theatre auditions. Track accompaniment is accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Creative Arts Recruitment Specialist, James Froemel, at

Location and Accommodations

You can find directions to the Canady Creative Arts Center on our Visit webpage. Parking will be free on official audition and portfolio days because those days fall on a weekend. 

Additional information about hotels and dining options in Morgantown are available on our WVU Visitor Center webpage.

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