Welcome to VPA!

Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at Syracuse University. The VPA Office of Recruitment and Admissions is here to answer your questions and help guide you through the process of applying to Syracuse University and the college.

If you are planning a visit to campus, we encourage you to include a visit with our office. We offer daily information sessions, tours of our facilities, portfolio reviews, and individual appointments. There are also a number of opportunities to meet with us at off-campus events.

International Students

Syracuse University and VPA have a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world. The total student population at Syracuse represents all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Because international students are such an important part of our community, the University has a number of offices and programs dedicated to helping you make the transition and have a safe and fulfilling experience in the United States, including the Office of Multicultural Affairs and our English Language Institute (ELI), an option for students who wish to study English that is also available to international students who are offered conditional admission, but need to complete required levels of English proficiency before they are fully admitted to their program of study.

Intra-University Transfer Students

Students currently attending Syracuse University who are interested in applying for an intra-University transfer (IUT) into the College of Visual and Performing Arts must meet certain requirements. Learn more about these requirements.