Off-campus events

All-VPA events

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs

The  College of Visual and Performing Arts will be represented at the following events. Please visit the NACAC website for more detailed information on these fairs.

September 21, Chicago
October 6, Philadelphia
October 7, New York
October 8, Boston
October 25, Los Angeles
October 26, San Francisco 

VPA Academic Interest Presentations

Area presentations on the College of Visual and Performing Arts will be held on the following dates. Information about the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Department of Drama, School of Art and Design, Setnor School of Music, the application process, and the audition or portfolio requirements will be discussed. 

New York, NY_Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. 
Lubin House, 11 East 61st Street, New York, NY 
Reservations are required
Portfolio reviews will not be offered at this session. "Advise Only" reviews will be available on Friday, October 17 (see art, design, transmedia section for details).


Los Angeles, CA_October 9, 2014 from 6:30-8:30
4312 Woodman Avenue, Suite 302, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Portfolio reviews will not be offered at this session. We encourage you to attend the CalArts
National Portfolio Day on Saturday, October 11 for a review with us.
Reservations are required.


Regional auditions and portfolio reviews

At the following locations, students applying to acting or musical theater may complete the required audition; students applying to stage management may complete the required portfolio review; students applying to the B.S. in theater management may complete the departmental interview and submit required statement.

Please note: portfolio reviews for students applying to theater design and technology are only available in Los Angeles and New York.
Students applying to theater design and technology may also schedule an in-person portfolio review at any on-campus event or submit online via Slideroom.

Registration is required for all in-person auditions, portfolio reviews, and departmental interviews.

Please remember to bring the required written material described in our portfolio/audition requirements section.

Audition schedules are available here.
Directions to venues can be found here

New York, NY
Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 16th floor (between 36th and 37th Sts.)
January 23-25, 2015

Chicago, IL

February 1-4, 2015 

Los Angeles, CA

February 7-8, 2015 


Regional auditions

At the following locations, students applying to the Setnor School of Music may complete the required audition.

All auditions are performed unaccompanied, with the exception of vocal auditions. An accompanist will be provided for vocal applicants.

We regret that regional auditions are not available for percussion or organ applicants.
Also, please note that piano auditions are not available at Greenberg House or Lubin House.

Registration is required for in-person auditions.
Audition session schedules can be found here.
Parking information and directions can be found here.

Boston, MA
Wakefield High School, 60 Farm Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

Hilton LAX, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Saturday, January 10, 2015

New York, NY
Lubin House, 11 E. 61st Street, New York, NY 10065
Wednesday, January 21 (instrumental)
Thursday, January 22 (vocal)

Washington, DC
Greenberg House, 2301 Calvert St NW  Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, January 10, 2015 

Regional Fairs


Upstate New York Music College Fair

Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 p.m 

More information is available here.

NYSSMA Winter Conference
Rochester Convention Center

Friday, December 5
9am - 6pm

Saturday, December 6
8:30 am - 3pm 



Art, design, transmedia

Regional portfolio reviews

Portfolio reviews are available at the following locations. Students may have either an "advise only"  or a "final" review at any in-person location.

Please review the portfolio requirements and information about submission before arriving for a portfolio review.

New York City_ 
Lubin House, 11 E. 61st Street, New York, NY 10065
Reservations are required

Friday, October 17
9 a.m. - Noon
Registration for a portfolio review on October 17 is available here

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Registration is available here.

National Portfolio Days_Free and open to the public, first-come, first-served.

Event information can be found at
Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts will be attending the following NPD events:


October 4_Houston, TX
October 5_Dallas, TX
October 11_Los Angeles, CA
October 18_Hartford, CT
October 19_Boston, MA
October 19_Chicago, IL
October 25 Syracuse, NY
November 1_Richmond, VA
November 9_Philadelphia, PA
November 15_Purchase, NY
November 16_New York, NY
November 22_Washington, DC
November 23_Baltimore, MD


January 17_San Francisco, CA
January 18_Los Angeles, CA
January 24_Miami, FL
January 25_Sarasota, FL