Creative Colleges : A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-07-16
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Written exclusively for college-bound students interested in the creative arts, this updated guide addresses the unique concerns of students pursuing an education in acting, art, dance, music, and writing. Everything students need to know about deciding which type of program is the best fit for them is included--from taking standardized tests and filing for financial aid to focusing on specific needs such as preparing for auditions and creating artistic portfolios. More than 200 art, drama, dance, music, and creative writing programs in arts conservatories, liberal arts colleges, and universities are profiled with critical information such as degrees and concentrations offered, faculty information, cost of attendance, scholarship availability, and alumni accomplishments. Also included are day-in-the-life snapshots of students, frequently asked questions, sample admission essays, and tips from faculty.

Author Biography

Elaina Loveland is a journalist, a magazine editor, an adjunct professor, a former dance teacher, and the author of Creative Careers. She has also contributed to Adjunct Advocate, American Careers, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education, International Educator, Pointe, and U.S. News and World Report. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
The Creative Student's College Searchp. 11
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 21
Colleges for Actorsp. 33
Types of Drama Programsp. 33
How to Decide Between a Conservatory or a Traditional Programp. 35
Concentrations in a Drama Majorp. 36
For Aspiring Musical Theater Majorsp. 36
Film, Television and Cinemap. 39
Drama Auditionsp. 40
Portfolios for Design and Production Majorsp. 41
Drama Program Philosophyp. 41
Evaluating Drama Programsp. 43
Actors' Essays and Resumep. 47
Sample Drama Curriculump. 53
Profiles of Selected Drama Programsp. 55
Comprehensive List of Colleges with Drama Programsp. 80
Colleges for Artistsp. 91
Identifying the Type of Art Student You Arep. 91
Types of Art Programsp. 93
Art Program Philosophyp. 93
Concentrations in Art Degreesp. 94
The Freshman ˘Foundation÷ Yearp. 94
The Artistic Portfoliop. 96
National Portfolio Daysp. 98
Evaluating Art Programsp. 98
Artists' Essays and Resumep. 102
Sample Art Curriculump. 108
Profiles of Selected Art Programsp. 109
Comprehensive List of Colleges with Art Programsp. 137
Colleges for Dancersp. 153
Types of Dance Programsp. 153
College Options: Dancing Without a Dance Majorp. 156
Dance Auditionsp. 156
Dancers' Essays and Resumesp. 163
Sample Dance Curriculump. 172
How They Stack Up: Learn to Compare College Dance Programsp. 174
Profiles of Selected Dance Programsp. 177
Comprehensive List of Colleges with Dance Programsp. 200
Colleges for Musiciansp. 205
Types of College Music Programsp. 205
Types of Music Degreesp. 207
Music Specialtiesp. 208
Music Auditionsp. 208
Evaluating College Music Programsp. 211
Preparing for Your Auditionp. 216
Musicians' Essays and Resumesp. 223
Sample Music Curriculump. 230
Profiles of Selected Music Programsp. 233
Comprehensive List of Colleges with Music Programsp. 262
Colleges for Writersp. 275
Types of Creative Writing Programsp. 275
Writing Portfoliosp. 277
What to Expect in a Creative Writing Workshopp. 278
Finding a Writing Communityp. 279
Evaluating Creative Writing Programsp. 279
Creative Writing and the ˘Real World÷p. 281
Writers' Essays and Resumesp. 285
Sample Creative Writing Curriculump. 290
Profiles of Selected Writing Programsp. 291
Comprehensive List of Colleges with Writing Programsp. 309
The Next Stepp. 315
Making the Most of Your Creative College Experiencep. 315
Exploring the Local Arts Communityp. 315
Study Abroad Opportunities and Internshipsp. 316
Exploring Career Choices after Graduationp. 317
Appendixp. 320
About the Authorp. 336
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