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 admitted 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 accepted. 

The Gwen Frostic School of Art

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

Product Design Interview Days (on main campus)


Department of Dance

Audition Days 

October 15, 2021
November 12, 2021
February 4, 2022

School of Music 

New Student Admissions Days (NSAD)

  • For spring 2022 admission
    Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
  • For fall 2022 admission
    Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022
    Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 
    Friday, Feb. 18, 2022

Department of Theatre

2022 dates TBD.

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