Enjoy the advantages of a major university


Study in the College of Visual and Performing Arts focuses on the education of cultural leaders as well as creative and scholarly excellence. Each day you are surrounded by a diverse community of students and a dedicated, supportive faculty and staff. The intimate atmosphere within the college blended with the advantages of a major university and a lively urban environment offers rich opportunities for students pursuing their education at Syracuse.

The college includes the School of Art; School of Design; Department of Transmedia; Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R., and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Select one of these areas below to learn more about the college's requirements or to see our deadlines.

Please note that all prospective undergraduate students applying to SU:VPA must meet Syracuse University's general requirements and submit any additional materials (in many cases, a portfolio or audition) to complete your application. Please select your area of interest below for more information about these additional requirements.