Experience IUP: Fine Arts

  • Due to ongoing national concern regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all on-campus admissions visits have been canceled to minimize the risk of disease transmission. Guests who have signed up for events will be notified by the Admissions Office. In the meantime, please visit campus virtually utilizing the resources below.

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  • These are select Mondays and Saturdays designed exclusively for admitted fine arts students* who need to complete an audition or portfolio review as the last step in the admission process for:

    • Art Education
    • Art/Studio 
    • Dance Arts (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) 
    • Music Education 
    • Music/General 
    • Music Performance 
    • Musical Theatre 
    • Theatre 

    *Students admitted into Art History or Exploratory Fine Arts do not need to audition or complete a portfolio review. Please register for the general Experience IUP program.

    Auditions and portfolio reviews can make anyone a little nervous. The professors who see your performance or view your portfolio have all been in your shoes. They understand and appreciate the time and work that goes into preparing for an audition or creating a portfolio. They’re excited to see what our new students can do. Enjoy your chance to share your talents.

    Audition and Portfolio Requirements


  • Experience IUP: Fine Arts

    Out of concern for the safety of our guests, all remaining dates have been canceled. Please contact your academic department to schedule your audition/portfolio review.

    This program is for: Students admitted to a Fine Arts major.

  • Experience IUP: Fine Arts (Select Mondays)

    In the morning, you’ll learn more about IUP and our Fine Arts programs and take a tour of the facilities. Your parents and guests will then have a complimentary lunch in the dining hall or dine on their own while you have lunch with current students.

    Ask them questions. Discover opportunities that await you at IUP. Will you join a campus club? Or multiple ensembles? Study abroad? See a Broadway show in Fisher Auditorium? Meet a visiting artist?

    IUP offers more than you can learn about in just one day, but this event is a great start. Find out how we can help you succeed. Explore our many activities and the highlights of campus life.

    Auditions and portfolio reviews are scheduled during the afternoon session after the general sessions about the experiences of all IUP students. You’ll learn your exact audition time after lunch.

    Sample agenda

    Experience IUP: Fine Arts (on Mondays)

    Saturday Fine Arts Days (Select Saturdays)

    If you are unable to come on a Monday for the full Experience IUP: Fine Arts program, then perhaps a Saturday is the better option for you.  Although we do offer a tour of campus, these days are designed simply to audition or to present an art portfolio. 

    Sample agenda

    Saturday Fine Arts Day

    Once you register for your date, whether it be the Experience IUP: Fine Arts day on Monday or for the Saturday Fine Arts Day, you’ll receive additional information regarding your visit. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

    Diversity Weekend Option

    If you are planning to come to the Experience IUP: Fine Arts program on Monday, April 6, you have the option to attend the Diversity Weekend program on Sunday, April 5. Learn more.