Overview: Students who have devoted a significant amount of time to creative writing, dance, music, studio art, or theatre may wish to submit supplementary arts materials for evaluation. If submitted, materials will be reviewed by members of the arts faculty in the designated area(s). By sharing a portfolio, students are able to showcase their artistic talents, regardless of their major.
Submission of supplementary materials is completely optional and students are not required to major in the arts. If a student does not wish to provide materials, they are still encouraged to participate in the arts at Denison.
Samples of your work must be submitted to Denison through the Denison Applicant Portal, which is available once the Common Application or Coalition Application has been submitted.
Applicants may submit a portfolio of up to 5 poems, up to 15 pages of creative writing, or a combination of the two.
Applicants may submit a short video portraying the student taking a class and dancing either in a performance or for the camera, as if auditioning. We strongly recommend that you visit Denison and participate in a dance class while on campus, as well. Students planning a visit can contact Beth White to discuss ways to connect with the Department of Dance.
Applicants may be considered for the department’s limited number of merit-based scholarships. The department requires that applicants wishing to be considered for scholarships, participate in a live audition with a faculty member. During auditions, students will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and current students and learn more about available programs.
The Department of Music will host a High School Senior Audition Day on Monday, November 11, 2019 and Monday January 20, 2020.
If necessary, recordings will also be accepted in lieu of live auditions. Students are not required to be music majors or minors in order to be considered for music scholarships.
Live auditions are strongly recommended and can be scheduled through the link above. If you have further questions regarding music scholarships or auditions, contact Chris Montgomery.
Applicants may submit a PowerPoint presentation with 15-20 images of their artwork from high school, including the size, medium, and date of completion for each work. A brief artist statement may be included in the PowerPoint, as well. Please do not send original artwork.
Applicants may submit a short video portraying themselves acting either in a performance or for the camera, as if auditioning.