Congratulations on your admission to Syracuse University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts!
As a newly admitted student, you most likely have many questions about the process from now until when you start your studies. Syracuse University offers a Graduate Admissions Checklist that will help ensure that your admission acceptance is complete. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the VPA Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 315.443.2769 or .
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General Admitted Information Sessions
Meet the Associate Dean
Admitted Student Virtual Events (School & Department Specific)
We offer a variety of virtual sessions to help you make your decision and prepare for graduate studies at VPA. Our virtual sessions include a brief overview of VPA, housing options, financial aid, and time for questions.
Please call the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 315-443-2769 to register for the below virtual opportunities:
- Tuesdays 2:15-5:45 EDT–Graduate Art Video Critique
- Thursdays 6:30-10:30 EDT–Graduate Film Course
- Thursdays 6:30-10:30 EDT–Graduate Filmmaking
Film Guest Speakers
- Thursday 3/18, 6:30-10:30 EDT– Joshua Tuthill
- Thursday 3/25, 6:30-9:30 EDT – Paul Zahnley (sound designer)
- Monday 3/29, 2:15-3:15 EDT – Keith Wilson (producer)
- Thursday 4/1, 6:45-8:45 EDT– Shirley Thompson (documentary editor)
- Thursday 4/8, 6:45-7:45 EDT – Marrok Sedgwick (director)
Art Photography Colloquium Visiting Artist Lectures
- Tuesday 4/20, 2:15 EDT– Allison Janae Hamilton
- Tuesday 4/27, 7:30 EDT– Kaari Upson
Accepting an Offer
Once you are admitted to one of our programs, you will receive an email from with your Intent to Register form. Please completed this form and email it to no later than April 15 to confirm your spot. Please note that the College of Visual and Performing Arts does not require a tuition deposit. If you prefer to mail your form and please send to: Syracuse University Graduate Enrollment Management Center 716 East Washington St., Suite 200 Syracuse, NY 13210 Please note that the College of Visual and Performing Arts does not require a tuition deposit.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
You will receive an official letter of admission, along with an Intent to Register form, by mail. Please complete both sides of the Intent to Register form, then mail it back to us using the enclosed envelope. VPA programs do not require an advance tuition deposit, but we do require the form to be returned to us by April 15.
Our Slutzker Center for International Services will prepare your I-20 form and the Graduate Enrollment Management Processing Center will mail it along with a hard copy letter of admission.
SU allows admitted students to defer their admission one time by one year. For instance, if you were admitted for Fall 2018, you may defer until Fall 2019. If you do defer, please note that any merit-based awards you receive will be forfeited, and cannot be guaranteed for the next year. You will be reconsidered for merit-based awards the next year. If you are interested in deferring admission, please email us at .