College of Creative Arts

Special Admission Requirements

All incoming first-year and transfer students pursuing an arts major (Architecture, Art, Art Education, Communication Design, Games + Simulation, Interior Design, Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, and Theatre) are required to submit a portfolio, concept document and/or schedule an audition/interview by the admission application deadline. This is in addition to the Miami admission application. Information on how to submit a portfolio for your major can be found below

Portfolio and/or Audition Deadlines

First-Year Students

Portfolios or concept documents must be received or auditions scheduled no later than February 1.

Students who meet  application deadlines will receive their Miami admission decision by the posted decision release date, but will not be admitted directly to the arts majors listed above until after their audition, concept document, or portfolio has been evaluated. Prior to this evaluation, qualified students are admitted to the College of Creative Arts Undecided and are moved into their desired major if their audition,portfolio, or concept document is accepted.

Transfer Students

Students transferring from another university should observe the following deadlines:

  • Architecture and Interior Design—Portfolios should be submitted at the time of application. Portfolios submitted after February 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Art, Art Education, Communication Design—Portfolios should be submitted at the time of application. Portfolios submitted after February 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Music Education, Music Performance—Auditions should be completed by May 1 to be considered for fall admission. Auditions completed before February 15 have the best opportunities for scholarships. 
  • Theatre—Auditions should be completed by May 1 to be considered for fall admission.

Important information about portfolios and concept documents:

  • Late submissions will be considered only if space remains available.
  • Actual physical artwork will not be accepted; only images of the artwork will be accepted.
  • Material submitted in non-conforming formats may not be considered.
  • If you wish your portfolio or concept document to be returned, please include return postage and a mailer.

For the first-year application process, select your major:

Architecture or Interior Design
Art, Art Education, or Communication Design
Music, Music Composition, Music Education, or Music Performance
Theatre

For the transfer application process, select your major:

Architecture or Interior Design
Art, Art Education, or Communication Design
Music, Music Composition, Music Education, or Music Performance (Transfer applicants follow the same procedure as first-year applicants.)
Theatre (Transfer applicants follow the same procedure as first-year applicants.)