Portfolio/Audition Requirements

For Creative Arts in Therapy (Music, Dance, Visual Art or Theatre Concentration)

Prospective students interested in a visual arts concentration must submit a portfolio for review. Prospective students who are interested in a music, dance or theatre concentration are required to audition for these programs. Prospective students are encouraged to come to campus for a live audition / portfolio review with faculty from the appropriate program. The portfolio / audition must be completed before a student may be considered for admission into this program.

Requirements include:

Visual Arts Concentration: 

(10 – 15 pieces)  (contact Leigh Davies at 244-2437 or daviel@sage.edu)

The portfolio should reflect the breadth and depth of your artistic experience demonstrating your facility   in multiple mediums and your particular areas of interest.

1.     Suggestions for inclusion:

Drawings:  pencil, charcoal, ink, mixed media –( from life rather than photos if possible)

Paintings:  acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media

Two dimensional design:  graphic art, interior design, etc.

Photography:  black and white and/or color may also be included.

Three dimensional design:  sculpture, ceramics

Please include:

Self-portrait – any medium

Personal Presentation of the portfolio is preferred.  CD’s of your work are required.  Please include the following information:  Title, Medium, Size, Brief Description.

Music Concentration:

(contact Michael Musial at 244-4502 or musiam@sage.edu)

1.     One prepared classical piece of a student’s own choice, showing musicality and appropriate technical achievement (memorization is not required).

2.     A brief evaluation of tonal and rhythmic acuity.

*Keyboard familiarity provides an extremely valuable basis for music study.  Applicants are strongly urged to acquire basic piano ability and, if possible, to demonstrate that ability at the entrance audition.

Dance Concentration:   

(contact Ellen Sinopoli at sinopoe@sage.edu)

1.     Participation in an on campus technique class or a videotape of technique class presently attending.

Theatre Concentration: 

(contact Michael Musial at 244-4502 or musiam@sage.edu)

1.     Two contrasting two minute monologues of your choice.