Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers

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Written exclusively for college-bound students interested in the creative arts, this updated guide addresses the unique concerns of students pursuing an education in acting, art, dance, music, and writing. Everything students need to know about deciding which type of program is the best fit for them is included—from taking standardized tests and filing for financial aid to focusing on specific needs such as preparing for auditions and creating artistic portfolios. More than 200 art, drama, dance, music, and ...

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Overview

Written exclusively for college-bound students interested in the creative arts, this updated guide addresses the unique concerns of students pursuing an education in acting, art, dance, music, and writing. Everything students need to know about deciding which type of program is the best fit for them is included—from taking standardized tests and filing for financial aid to focusing on specific needs such as preparing for auditions and creating artistic portfolios. More than 200 art, drama, dance, music, and creative writing programs in arts conservatories, liberal arts colleges, and universities are profiled with critical information such as degrees and concentrations offered, faculty information, cost of attendance, scholarship availability, and alumni accomplishments. Also included are day-in-the-life snapshots of students, frequently asked questions, sample admission essays, and tips from faculty.

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“Particularly helpful.”  —Jay Matthews, Washington Post

“A book that can help every high school junior and senior who wants to pursue acting, art, dance, music, and writing at the postsecondary level.”  —Bradford R. MacGowan, EdD, National Association of College Admission Counseling

“A must read for students in the arts or writing who are seeking the best fit in their college choices.”  —Jenifer L. Blair, EdD, vice president for enrollment management, College of Notre Dame of Maryland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617600364
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition, Fourth edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 346,958
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaina Loveland is a journalist, a magazine editor, an adjunct professor, a former dance teacher, and the author of Creative Careers. She has also contributed to Adjunct Advocate, American Careers, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education, International Educator, Pointe, and U.S. News and World Report. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Creative Student's College Search 11

Chapter 2 Frequently Asked Questions 21

Chapter 3 Colleges for Actors 33

Types of Drama Programs 33

How to Decide Between a Conservatory or a Traditional Program 35

Concentrations in a Drama Major 36

For Aspiring Musical Theater Majors 36

Film, Television and Cinema 39

Drama Auditions 40

Portfolios for Design and Production Majors 41

Drama Program Philosophy 41

Evaluating Drama Programs 43

Actors' Essays and Resume 47

Sample Drama Curriculum 53

Profiles of Selected Drama Programs 55

Comprehensive List of Colleges with Drama Programs 80

Chapter 4 Colleges for Artists 91

Identifying the Type of Art Student You Are 91

Types of Art Programs 93

Art Program Philosophy 93

Concentrations in Art Degrees 94

The Freshman "Foundation" Year 94

The Artistic Portfolio 96

National Portfolio Days 98

Evaluating Art Programs 98

Artists' Essays and Resume 102

Sample Art Curriculum 108

Profiles of Selected Art Programs 109

Comprehensive List of Colleges with Art Programs 137

Chapter 5 Colleges for Dancers 153

Types of Dance Programs 153

College Options: Dancing Without a Dance Major 156

Dance Auditions 156

Dancers' Essays and Resumes 163

Sample Dance Curriculum 172

How They Stack Up: Learn to Compare College Dance Programs 174

Profiles of Selected Dance Programs 177

Comprehensive List of Colleges with Dance Programs 200

Chapter 6 Colleges for Musicians 205

Types of College Music Programs 205

Types of Music Degrees 207

Music Specialties 208

Music Auditions 208

Evaluating College Music Programs 211

Preparing for Your Audition 216

Musicians' Essays and Resumes 223

Sample Music Curriculum 230

Profiles of Selected Music Programs 233

Comprehensive List of Colleges with Music Programs 262

Chapter 7 Colleges for Writers 275

Types of Creative Writing Programs 275

Writing Portfolios 277

What to Expect in a Creative Writing Workshop 278

Finding a Writing Community 279

Evaluating Creative Writing Programs 279

Creative Writing and the "Real World" 281

Writers' Essays and Resumes 285

Sample Creative Writing Curriculum 290

Profiles of Selected Writing Programs 291

Comprehensive List of Colleges with Writing Programs 309

Chapter 8 The Next Step 315

Making the Most of Your Creative College Experience 315

Exploring the Local Arts Community 315

Study Abroad Opportunities and Internships 316

Exploring Career Choices after Graduation 317

Appendix 320

About the Author 336

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    great tool for kids who dont want to give up dance or another art while in college!

    Helpful and great tool for college planning for kids who have a passion and gift for the arts.

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