Creative Colleges

Creative-Colleges_3E_pressCreative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers aims to . . .

  • Help students choose the right college to fit their unique needs as a student actor, artist, dancer, musician or writer;
  • Aid students in understanding the important differences between BA and BFA programs and an education at a college, university or conservatory;
  • Determine students’ career path by focusing solely on the arts or choosing a double major; and
  • Teach insider tips for the creative component of the admissions process — an audition or portfolio.

What’s Inside

From preparing for an audition and creating a portfolio to taking standardized tests and filing for financial aid, the entire college admissions process as it pertains to actors, artists, dancers, musicians, and writers is covered in this guide for creative college-bound students.

Real-life profiles of students in each discipline, day-in-the-life snapshots, answers to frequently asked questions from admissions directors, and tips on auditioning and preparing portfolios from real students and faculty are included along with samples of artist statements, admission essays, and artistic resumes.

More than 125 art, drama, dance, music, and creative writing programs in arts conservatories, liberal arts colleges, and universities are profiled with information that is critical to making the best college choice, such as degrees offered, concentrations, faculty information, cost of attendance, scholarship availability, and alumni accomplishments. An appendix lists books, Web sites, and magazines that students might find useful in finding the right program for them.


Praise for Creative Colleges“Helps creative students find that special place where they can realize their potential.”
–Barbara Elliott, Director of Enrollment Management, The University of the Arts

“A ‘must read’ for students in the arts or writing who are seeking the ‘best fit’ in their college choices.”
–Jenifer L. Blair, Ed.D., Vice President for Enrollment Management, College of Notre Dame of Maryland

“Excellent advice for ‘creative applicants’ bewildered by many college options.”
–Keith Todd, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Northwestern University

“This book will help you know yourself, know what’s out there and find the right match where you will cultivate your talents, grow and prosper.”
–Bradford R. MacGowan, Ed.D., College/Career Counselor, Newton North High School

Published by SuperCollege, LLC
September 2005, revised in 2008, 2010, 2013
paperback / 320 pages
ISBN-13: 9781932662054
ISBN-10: 1932662057