Overview: Students who are interested in creative writing, dance, music, studio art, or theatre may wish to submit supplementary arts materials for evaluation. Samples of your work must be submitted to Denison through the Denison Applicant Portal, which is available once the Common or Coalition Application has been submitted. Submission of supplementary materials is completely optional. If submitted, materials will be reviewed by members of the arts faculty.
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 for incoming students. The department requires that applicants wishing to be considered for scholarships have a live audition with a faculty member or submit a recording to the department. Live auditions can be scheduled by contacting Pam Hughes. Students are not required to be music majors or minors in order to be considered for music scholarships. The Department of Music will host a High School Senior Audition Day in January of 2018. Recordings will also be accepted in lieu of live auditions.
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.