Do grades matter when applying to major in the arts?

Grades matter and scores matter. Colleges in the arts are getting so many applicants they are looking for any reason to turn someone down to make their decisions easier! Generally, high school performance is a terrific indicator of how a student will do in college.


How can I get the admissions review committee to notice ME, among all of the applications they receive?

Be who you are and show who you are. Admissions committees are genuinely interested in the whole person — beyond what they read on your transcript or recommendations. Don’t be shy about your accomplishments and be sure to take the time to write an honest and thoughtful essay that is specific to that institution. Your […]


Is it easier academically to get into a conservatory-type program than a university based program?

Yes, generally, it is. What matters most of the time is your audition. However, there are fewer stand-alone programs than there used to be. For example, only two stand-alone theater programs now exist; Juilliard (BFA in Acting) and Boston Conservatory (BFA in Musical Theater). All of the others are university based.


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