How to apply to WMU Fine Arts
We are so excited for you to join us! First, let's make sure we have everything we need from you to get started. To major in the College of Fine Arts, you must apply and be accepted into both the College and Western Michigan University.
Step 1: Apply to WMU
Step 2: Apply to your program
Apply to your program of study. You do not have to wait until you are admitted by WMU to apply to your program.
Step 3: Audition or portfolio review
Once you have submitted your application to your art or performance program, you will need to audition or undergo a portfolio review to be accepted.
Missed these dates? It might not be too late! Contact the department to apply after the posted audition or portfolio review dates.
How do you know your art portfolio is ready to submit?
The Gwen Frostic School of Art
Portfolio reviews for all programs are conducted online. The School of Art will contact you to schedule the review.
Product Design Interview Days (on main campus)
Department of Dance
Friday, October 28, 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022
Friday, February 24, 2023
Virtual auditions occur on a rolling basis through April 1st.
School of Music
New Student Admissions Days (NSAD)
- For spring 2023 admission
Friday, Nov. 4, 2022
- For fall 2023 admission
Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 (on campus)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 (on campus)
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 (on campus)
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 (virtual)
- To guarantee a place on the schedule, applications must be received at least 2 weeks before your desired NSAD date. Changes may not be possible within 7 days of a given NSAD.