Important Message Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Right now, we would like nothing more than to welcome you to campus. However, following New York State recommendations related to large gatherings and in an abundance of care for your family and ours, we have made the decision to suspend all campus visits, student-led tours, and admissions programming until further notice.
We understand that this cancellation is disruptive and disappointing. As soon as the global health situation allows, we will resume on-campus visitation. In the interim, we hope you can participate in our virtual sessions for both prospective and admitted students.
- If you are a prospective VPA student, please see below for virtual opportunities.
- If you are a student who has been admitted to VPA for Fall 2021, congratulations! Please refer to our virtual visit opportunities for admitted students.
Virtual Information Sessions for Prospective Students
All sessions are in Eastern Time.
Daily Information Sessions
Sessions include a presentation about VPA, including overviews of the School of Art, School of Design, Department of Transmedia, Department of Drama, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, and the Setnor School of Music. We will also discuss application processes, talent requirements such as auditions and portfolios, and answer any questions you may have.
- Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Department- and School-Specific Events for Prospective Students
Virtual Advisory Portfolio Reviews
You may meet with faculty for an advisory portfolio review during the winter/spring National Portfolio Day (NPD) Events. To register, please set up your profile at the NPD Portfolio Platform. On the day of the event, navigate to the Syracuse University Virtual Booth and we will set up a time to review your portfolio while the event is live.
- Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST
- Friday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Want to know what a music lesson from Setnor faculty is like? Schedule a music lesson with them to find out!
LIVE Virtual Tours
Join current students to tour facilities and ask questions about student life, classes and more.
- Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m (Shaffer Art Building)
- Thursday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m (Comstock Art Facility)
Tour Our Facilities
Visit The Warehouse, home of the School of Design
Take a virtual tour of the Department of Drama
Check out the ceramics, weaving, jewelry & metalsmithing, printmaking, sculpture, fabrication, woodshop, painting & illustration studios
Tour Crouse College, home of the Setnor School of Music
A glimpse inside Sims Hall, home of CRS
A peek at the photo lab, animation and film studios, equipment cage, sound recording and editing room, and post-production studios