Admissions

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Opportunities, meet resources.

Meadows School of the Arts is a national leader in arts and communication education, offering multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees in performing, visual and communication arts. Meadows prepares students to engage and lead in the field of their choice.  

How to Apply

Follow one of our application guides for instructions on how to apply for the program you’re interested in.

Interested in Advertising, Art History, Corporate Communication, Creative Computation, Fashion Media, Film (B.A.), Journalism or Public Relations? Simply apply to SMU and indicate your area of interest in your application.

Interested in Art, Dance, Film (B.F.A.), Music or Theatre? For these dual admission programs, you’ll need to apply separately to Meadows and to SMU and be admitted to both.

Interested in one of our graduate programs? The application process varies by discipline. Take a look at our graduate admission guide for details on how to apply.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

From financial aid to scholarships to work opportunities, we're here to help you understand your financial aid options at Meadows.

  • 97%

    The percentage of dually admitted undergraduate Meadows students who receive need-based aid or scholarships. 

  • 72%

    The percentage of SMU students who graduate without debt.

  • 3 OUT OF 4

    Undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid.

How do I schedule a visit to SMU Meadows?

Undergraduate students can participate in information sessions, class observations, and tours of Meadows and SMU most days that the University is open. Graduate students can reach out to Joe Hoselton, director of graduate recruitment and admission, to inquire about visiting; email hoselton@smu.edu.

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Internships and Collaborations

SMU Meadows students have ample opportunities for stellar internships and collaborations on campus, in Dallas (a top-five media market, home to 20+ Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s largest urban arts district) and in locales around the world. Students and alumni share their stories about the many ways these experiences help prepare them for their careers.

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Virtual Tour

Take a 360-degree look at the Owen Arts Center and the Umphrey Lee Center and see where Meadows students learn, create, perform and grow.