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Workshop Videos for Arts Students

Here's real advice about majors and careers in the perfoming and visual arts! Check out the videos below as well as the Tips for Arts Students page.

The recordings are from workshops presented at NACAC Virtual College Fairs. Additional videos are available on the Workshops for Students page. To learn about future NACAC Virtual College Fairs, go to virtualcollegefairs.org or sign up for our mailing list.   


 

1. Artists as Entrepreneurs: College and Career Options in the Visual and Performing Arts


Presenters:

  • Amy Goldin, COPA, Inc. (College Options in the Performing Arts) and co-leader of the NACAC Performing Arts Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Andrew Laue, associate director of fine arts admissions, Webster University (MO)
  • Barrie Raffel, dance college consultant, COPA, Inc.  
  • Laura Young, director of enrollment management at UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

 

2. Make the Most of Summer Before Applying to College


Moderator: Barbra Weidlein, director of MajoringInMusic.com. 

Student Panelists:

  • Christian Gonzalez, Boston Conservatory at Berklee (MA)
  • Evelyn Hupka, Delaware Valley High School (PA)
  • Vangeli Tsompanidis, Oklahoma City University (OK)

 

3. Demystifying Financial Aid


Presenters:

  • Amy Goldin, COPA, Inc. (College Options in the Performing Arts) and co-leader of the NACAC Performing Arts Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Amy Tiberio, vice president for enrollment management, Roger Williams University (RI)
  • Tracy DaCosta, associate vice president for enrollment management, Roger Williams University (RI)

 

4. Preparing and Applying to Visual Art Programs: BFA Degrees, the Portfolio, and How to Prepare


Presenters:

  • Carla Gonzalez, director of admissions, College for Creative Studies (MI)
  • Jon Nutting, associate director of undergraduate admissions, School of Visual Arts (NY)
  • Jenny Saluti, director of the office of recruitment and admissions, Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts (NY)
  • Sharron Starling, director of admission, Cornish College of the Arts (WA)
  • Kelly Teeling, director of freshman admission, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Lauren Wilshusen, dean of admissions and enrollment management, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

 

5. Arts Students: How to Get the Most Out of Virtual College Fairs

 

Presenter:

  • Barbra Weidlein, director of MajoringInMusic.com. 

 


Our thanks to the Performing & Visual Arts advisory committee.