For the artistic-minded student, there are several different types of schools to research in order to find the right academic fit and degree path.
Other important factors to consider include location (are there opportunities to perform or exhibit your work as well as view others doing the same?) and internship availability to practice art, network, create a portfolio and/or perform. Access to professional venues like museums, galleries, theaters and concerts is critical. Learn about the program’s and instructors’ reputations in the industry, whether the program attracts regional, national and international talent, the facilities and student to teacher ratio, to know if you will receive personal attention to develop your craft. Finally, understand the admissions criteria and weight placed on creative potential versus GPA and test scores.
Read more about college admissions for those pursuing a degree in the visual and performing arts.