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Why You Should Consider a BA Degree in the Arts

Quick pop quiz:  Which Oscar-winning actress once said: “Acting is more of a hobby for me”? The same actress also said: “I don’t know if acting is what I want to do with the rest of my life, it’s just what I’ve, you know, ended up doing when I was little, and I’ve kind of grown […]

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College Scholarships for the Arts: Start Here

Tap into helpful resources for performing arts and visual arts   As a student of the arts, you can take advantage of a wide variety of college scholarships for the arts that directly correlate to your major. Identify the ones that are most suited to your endeavors, and apply to as many as possible to […]

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How Musical Training Trains The Brain For Success

Studies show benefits of music education in cognitive development.   You may be aware of some of the ways that the study of music translates to broader educational benefits. However, in recent years there has been extensive research with evidence-based studies that document increased learning abilities. In other words, there are conclusive results showing that […]

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College Prep Timeline For The Arts: December

The monthly planning guide for visual & performing arts students   It’s just about time for the winter break and the holidays. Family and friends, who haven’t seen us in a while, will likely ask what we’re up to, and that’s a good thing because it’s the perfect opportunity to ask ourselves the same question. […]

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College Prep Timeline For The Arts: November

The monthly planning guide for visual & performing arts students   Thanksgiving and the holiday season are fast approaching, and the school year is suddenly beginning to fly by. As a student of the visual or performing arts, this is your cue to take these next few weeks to get your projects, assignments, applications, essays, […]

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10 Tips For Your Best Art School Portfolio

Prepare and enhance your visual arts portfolio for college admission.   What are college admissions representatives and officers looking for in an art portfolio? A portfolio is a collection of your best artwork that highlights your experience, showcases your ideas and skills, and demonstrates your ability and potential as an artist. Your portfolio should include […]

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College Prep Timeline For The Arts: October

The monthly planning guide for visual & performing arts students   The school year is still new, so it’s a great time to look ahead and plan ahead. Remember that your academic and performing or visual arts choices in high school should serve your longer-term goals as you prepare for college and beyond. Keep in […]

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The Arts College Fairs: What To Look For In 2013

Find a Performing and Visual Arts College Fair near you and go!   For any student with an interest in pursuing undergraduate or graduate study in theater, dance, music, or the visual arts, the Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) College Fair is a can’t-miss event. Learn about educational opportunities, portfolio days, audition and entrance requirements, […]

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College Prep Timeline For The Arts: September

The monthly planning guide for visual & performing arts students   Welcome back to school! It’s a new year with new challenges — academically, socially, and artistically. To help you adjust and adapt, examine future goals so that courses can be chosen to complement those goals and serve as good prerequisites for college. Explore all […]

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College Prep Timeline For The Arts: August

The monthly planning guide for visual & performing arts students   As we approach the final weeks of summer, anticipation is in the air for the school year ahead. By spending just a little time each month identifying your objectives, planning ahead, and taking action, you’ll be impressed by how much you can accomplish over […]

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