Admissions

Students majoring within the College of Fine Arts must apply and be accepted into both the College and Western Michigan University. You can apply concurrently to both WMU and the College, you do not have to wait until you are accepted by WMU. 

Step 1: Apply to WMU

Step 2: Apply to your program

Apply to the College of Fine Arts through your program of study. 

Step 3: Audition or portfolio review

Once you have submitted your application you will need to audition or undergo a portfolio review to be admitted. 

The Gwen Frostic School of Art

Portfolio reviews for all programs except Product Design are conducted online.

Product Design Interview Days (on main campus)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Monday, February 17. 2020

Department of Dance

Audition Days (on main campus - Dalton Center)

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, for Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, for Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission and limited scholarship consideration

School of Music 

New Student Admissions Days (NSAD) (on main campus - Dalton Center)

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, for Spring 2020 admission and scholarship consideration
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration

Applicants who live more than 300 miles from Kalamazoo may submit materials online.

Department of Theatre

Audition Days (on main campus - Gilmore Theatre Complex)

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration
Friday, March 13, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission and scholarship consideration

Contact the department to apply after the posted audition or portfolio review dates.