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

You can apply online at or through the Common App.

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 except Product Design are conducted online.

Product Design Interview Days (on main campus)

Monday, February 21, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022

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

Various dates and locations.