Undergraduate Admissions

Why Meadows?

Meadows students are energized by life, their passions, their talents and their readiness to make an impact in the world. Meadows School of the Arts offers a robust training ground for the ambitious student seeking to grow their own voice in a conservatory environment complemented by liberal arts education. Guided by industry-respected faculty in small classroom settings, students have ample opportunities for performing and key internships both on and off campus. This powerful combination produces market-ready students prepared to engage the world in the field of their choice.

SMU is located in the heart of Dallas, one of the most vibrant cities in the country. As a top-five media market, home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s largest urban arts district, there is no better place to stretch your potential, find your voice and make an impact in the world. Check out some examples of the incredible opportunities our students have on our student internships page.

If you haven’t yet visited the campus, you can arrange your visit today. Want to meet with Meadows faculty or sit in on a class? Submit our Meadows Visit form. (Music students: Find details about how to arrange a visit here)

We offer majors and minors in performing arts, visual arts and communication arts. Learn more about our programs and read about your areas of interest.

Questions? Contact your SMU admissions counselor or Meadows recruiter today!

Ready to apply?

Music, Theatre, Dance, Studio Art and Film and Media Arts B.F.A. applicants: Click here to learn about the admission process for Dual Admit programs

The Advertising, Art History, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Creative Computation, Journalism and Film and Media Arts B.A. programs are not dual admit programs. Students intending to enter these programs need only apply to SMU and indicate their areas of interest on the application form.