Visual and Performing Arts
Interested in our Visual and Performing Arts programs? Here’s a chance to step inside our studios and rehearsal spaces, and test out the acoustics for yourself.
Note that some programs require an in-person interview, which is separate from a tour; to see if this applies to you, visit our Interview Policy page.
We set up these visits on most Wednesdays, and they include a general campus tour, an arts info session, and a conservatory tour of your choice: Acting, Film, Music (Composition, Studio, Performance), Dance, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theatre Design/Technology, Theatre and Performance, and Visual Arts. Registration is strongly encouraged, as these fill up quickly! Visits for the fall semester will end on December 8, 2017. Visits will resume in the new year on January 29, 2018.
Express Decision Portfolio Review Day
For Art + Design Applicants
Please save the date for Express Decision Portfolio Review Day on Friday February 2, 2018. Exclusively for applicants to our Art+Design programs, this event gives you the chance to show your work to our faculty. Immediate admission will be granted to students who meet or exceed the college’s portfolio and academic standards.
Please be sure to submit your application in full prior to the event in order to be considered for a same-day admission decision!
To register to attend Express Decision Portfolio Review Day, please click on your intended major and one of the available portfolio review timeslots below.
(Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, BSVA, Visual Arts Interdisciplinary)
Visual Media Day
This visit day (typically on a Saturday in November) is for visually-oriented prospective students—high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors—who want to see what the arts at Purchase are all about. The day includes presentations in various academic areas like Film, New Media, Designing for Theatre, Costume Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Photography, and also includes an optional one-on-one portfolio review. We offer open info sessions on financial aid and life as an artist, as well as campus tours, open studios, and shop tours.
For information about cancellations due to inclement weather please call the Admissions main number (914) 251-6300.