WVU College of Creative Arts to hold open house for prospective students Nov. 10

The College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University will hold an open house for prospective students, Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Creative Arts Center.

According to Dean Paul Kreider, the college has openings for talented and dedicated students in music, art, design, theater and dance.

“The open house is in partnership with the Discover WVU Open House event, and will offer students the opportunity to get a head start on the college audition and portfolio review process,” he said. “There will be mini lessons and portfolio tips from our faculty, as well as information sessions on careers in the arts and behind-the-scenes tours of the Creative Arts Center.”

As part of the admissions process for the School of Music and the School of Art & Design, an audition/portfolio review is required for all applicants. Students wishing to audition or submit a portfolio may do so on this date.

The School of Theatre & Dance does not require an audition or design portfolio unless the student wishes to be considered for a scholarship.

All three schools offer cash awards and scholarships—up to a full tuition waiver—to students who plan to study for a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. School of Music scholarship recipients are chosen by audition. The criteria considered include musical accomplishments, scholastic record and musical proficiency. School of Art & Design scholarship awards are based on portfolio submissions that exceed basic competencies and abilities. Also, the School of Theatre & Dance offers scholarships on the basis of outstanding talent, academic achievement and the student’s demonstrated potential for success in the program.

To see the full Schedule of Events and more details about the audition and portfolio review process, visit the College of Creative Arts website at www.ccarts.wvu.edu. Audition dates in 2013 will be held Feb. 9, Feb. 10 (music only) and March 9 (music only) at the Creative Arts Center.

Students who would like to register for the Nov. 10 Open House/Fall Preview Day may also call the School of Music at 304-293-4532 or the School of Art & Design and Theatre & Dance at 304-293-4339.

To register for the Discover WVU Open House portion of Nov. 10, please visit http://mvd.wvu.edu/open_houses/open_house_registration.

-WVU-

CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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