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.

Philadelphia, PA 
Monday, September 23 

Boston, MA
Tuesday, September 24 

New York, NY
Wednesday, September 25

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
September 30

Atlanta, GA
October 1

Interlochen, MI 
October 6 

Chicago, IL
October 13

Las Vegas, NV
October 24

Los Angeles, CA
October 26

San Francisco, CA
October 27

VPA Academic Interest Presentations

Area presentations on the College of Visual and Performing Arts will be held on the following date. 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_Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. 
Lubin House, 11 East 61st Street, New York, NY 
"Advise Only" portfolio reviews will be offered for those interested in the School of Art and Design following the presentation.  
Reservations are required. Please click here to register online or call 315-443-2769 reserve a space at this presentation 

Los Angeles, CA_Wednesday, October 9 from 7-9 p.m.
4312 Woodman Ave., Suite 302, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Portfolio reviews will NOT be offered at this session. We encourage you to attend the San Diego
National Portfolio Day on Saturday, October 12 for a review with us.
Reservations are required. Please click here to register online or call 315-443-2769 to reserve a space at this presentation. 


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.

The following dates require an appointment.
Online registration is available here.  

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

Audition schedules can be found here.
Directions to audition venues can be found here

New York, NY
Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 16th floor (between 36th and 37th Sts.)
January 24-26, 2014

Chicago, IL

February 2-5, 2014 

Los Angeles, CA

February 8-9, 2014 


Regional auditions

Regional auditions require an appointment  Online registration is available at Also, remember to bring the required written material described in our audition requirements section.

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.

Online registration is available at
Audition Session times can be found here.
Parking and directions can be found here.

Boston, MA
Wakefield High School, 60 Farm Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Houston, TX
Dekaney High School, 22351 Imperial Valley Dr., Houston, TX 77073-1102 (Theather and Band Hall entrance on the Southwest corner of DHS)
Saturday, January 4 

Los Angeles, CA
Hilton LAX, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Friday, January 10, 2014

New York, NY
Lubin House, 11 E. 61st Street, New York, NY 10065
Wednesday, January 22 (instrumental)
Thursday, January 23 (vocal)

Washington, DC
Greenberg House, 2301 Calvert St NW  Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, January 4, 2014 

Regional Fairs


Upstate New York Music College Fair
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 

5-7 p.m. at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY


More info can be found here.

NYSSMA Winter Conference
Friday, December 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information on location to come.


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. Please call 315-443-2769 to make an appointment.

October 19, 2013 (in connection with the Academic Interest Presentation)
January 31, 2014
February 1, 2014 

Los Angeles_
SU in LA Center, 4312 Woodman Ave., Suite 302, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 
Reservations are required. Click here to make reservations online or call 315-443-2769 for questions.

November 16, 2013

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 5_Austin, TX
October 6_Dallas, TX
October 12_San Diego, CA
October 20_Chicago, IL
November 2_Hartford, CT
November 3_Boston, MA
November 9_Atlanta, GA 
November 10_Rochester, NY
November 10_Philadelphia, PA
November 16_Purchase, NY
November 17_New York, NY
November 23_Washington, DC
November 24_Baltimore, MD

January 18_San Francisco, CA
January 19_Los Angeles, CA
January 25_Miami, FL
January 26_Sarasota, FL