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Auditions and Portfolios

In addition to your application to SMU, Dance, Theatre and Music students must also complete an audition. Studio Art and Film and Media Arts (B.F.A. only) students must submit a portfolio.

mportant note to those applying to SMU using Early Action/Early Decision 1 (November 1 deadline) and are pursuing degrees in Music, Dance, Theatre, Studio Art or the B.F.A. in Film & Media Arts.

If you apply to SMU by Nov. 1 but do not complete your audition/submit your portfolio until January or February, there is a strong possibility that your SMU admission decision will be deferred until your Meadows audition or portfolio results are available. This is because, as part of the holistic application review process, the SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission would like the opportunity to consider both your academic application as well as your audition/portfolio results before delivering an admission decision.

If you apply using Early Action/Early Decision I and receive a "deferred" letter, you will receive a followup decision letter after the SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission has reviewed the results of your audition or portfolio.

All Meadows admissions are contingent upon successful admission to the University.

Visit your area of interest to learn more about this process:


Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Auditions and Portfolios

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule a Visit

Scholarships and Financial Aid

5 Tips for Applying to an Arts School

Thinking of Double-Majoring?

Graduate Admissions

Internship Testimonials