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Undergraduate Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

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).

Note: All auditions and portfolio reviews 
conducted in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester will be received through digital submissions. Live interviews 
with the faculty via Zoom are also required 
for most programs.  

Audition and Portfolio Interview Dates
  • We have concluded our Audition and Portfolio Interview Dates for students enrolling in Fall of 2021. Students may request individual interview dates by completing the program application included further down on this webpage.

Steps to Applying to the College of Creative Arts

1.) Complete the West Virginia University Application
2.) Complete the School or Program Application (further down on this page)
3.) Submit your audition videos or portfolio media through the upload links provided (further down on this page)
4.) Participate in a live interview with the faculty on the date requested through your application

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.  All audition and portfolio reviews conducted in the Spring 2021 semester will be virtual.


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

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, conducted through Zoom. 


Your synchronous meeting 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.


You will receive confirmation of your interview time two weeks prior to the date along with the appropriate Zoom link. 


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 jfroemel@mail.wvu.edu.


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 interview time 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.   


*After completing the school application you will need to upload media content such as audition videos and art & design or theatre design & technology portfolios through the Audition and Portfolio Upload link further down on the page. The date you are registering for with the School & Program Application will be your interview date. Media uploads must be submitted at least two days prior to your interview. 



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 jfroemel@mail.wvu.edu.


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