Students currently attending Syracuse University who are interested in applying for an intra-University transfer (IUT) into the College of Visual and Performing Arts must meet the following requirements:

  • Admission is based upon the cumulative GPA and the portfolio, audition, or transfer intent questionnaire. Additionally, Art Education and Music Education students must also adhere to School of Education requirements.
  • Submit a completed Application for Undergraduate Intra-University Transfer form, available for download on the Office of the Registrar website, to the VPA Office of Student Success, 200 Crouse College.
  • Complete program-specific additional requirements as listed below.
  • Effective immediately: Film (Department of Transmedia), Communications Design, Environmental and Interior Design, Fashion Design and Industrial and Interaction Design (School of Design) will no longer accept transfers in a spring semester. In order to join one of these programs, you must start in the fall and be in VPA for four or five years (Industrial Design). The School of Music has the same policy while the Department of Drama adheres to the dates and deadlines for incoming students (contact our admissions office for more information).

Information Session Dates

Attend an IUT Information Session at 305 Crouse College to learn more.

  • Friday, September 6 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Friday September 20 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Monday, September 30 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Friday, October 18 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 28 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Friday, December 6 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Monday, February 10 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Monday, February 24 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 13 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Monday, March 23 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Monday, April 6 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Monday, April 20 from 9-10 a.m.

Admission is based upon the cumulative GPA and the portfolio, audition, or transfer intent questionnaire. Additionally, Art Education and Music Education students must also adhere to School of Education requirements.

Submit a completed Application for Undergraduate Intra-University Transfer form, available for download on the Office of the Registrar website, to the VPA Office of Student Success, 200 Crouse College.

Complete program-specific additional requirements as listed below.

Admission for all programs is on a space-available basis. If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Nast, VPA’s IUT coordinator, at .


Additional Requirements:

School of Art, School of Design, and Department of Transmedia

A portfolio is required for all programs. View portfolio requirements.

Department of Drama

Additional requirements for specific programs are as follows:

  • Acting: prescreen, audition
  • Musical theater: audition
  • Stage management: portfolio
  • Theater design and technology: portfolio
  • B.S. in drama (theater management): essay and interview

View audition, portfolio, and interview requirements.

Setnor School of Music

For the composition, music education, music industry, and performance programs, an audition is required.​ View audition requirements.

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Students cannot have 60 or more credits completed at the time of application.

Fall deadline: March 15
Spring deadline: October 15

Download and submit the completed questionnaire below with IUT application.
CRS Transfer Intent Questionnaire [Word]


For questions about the IUT process and requirements, or how current VPA students can change their major, contact:

Office of Student Success, Hannah Nast, 200 Crouse College, 315.443.2517