Auditions and Portfolios
Music, Theatre, Dance, Art and Film and Media Arts (B.F.A. only) are Dual Admit Programs:
In order to pursue one of these majors, students must be admitted both to the Meadows School of the Arts (via audition or portfolio review), as well as to to SMU (via undergraduate application for admission).
Find details about the Dual Admit Process:
Test Optional Policy for Dual Admit Applicants to SMU Meadows School of the Arts:
An SAT or ACT score report is not required for admission consideration from applicants who are seeking admission to Dual Admit programs in the Meadows School of the Arts [Music, Theatre, Dance, Art, Film-BFA]. Applicants should only submit an SAT or ACT score report for academic merit scholarship consideration. The recommended combined score to be considered for academic merit scholarships is 1320 on the old SAT (critical reading and math sections only), 1380 on the new SAT, or 29 on the ACT.
Note that students who do not submit test scores will be considered only for artistic scholarship and need-based aid; they will not be considered for scholarships based on academic merit.
Students who do not submit test scores should list their Meadows major first on their application for admission. Students not admitted to Meadows via their portfolio or audition, but who still wish to be considered for admission to SMU, will be required to submit test scores at that time.