Erin-paints_copyHow to Audition for the Visual Arts Department

Audition Deadline:  Applications must be into the GSA office no later than December 15, 2017

To Do:

Complete an ONLINE APPLICATION TO AUDITION or You May Also Print the Application and Fax, Email or Snail Mail It

Complete the following:

1.  Visual Arts Audition Questionnaire (will be mailed to you once your application is received)

2.  Mandatory Visual Arts Assignment (download or will be mailed to you once your application is received)

3. Complete the Drawing Assignment  (download or will be mailed to you once your application is received)

4.  Complete TWO teacher recommendation forms (will be mailed to you once your application is received)

Once your completed application is received, you will be assigned an audition date and time. Please make sure your address is complete and correct on your application.

Bring the Visual Arts Audition questionnaire, Mandatory Visual Arts Assignment and the Drawing Assignment to the audition

Portfolio Requirements for Audition

Visual Arts applicants should bring 15-20 original works of art showing a variety of techniques, media, and concepts, in 2-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional forms. Digital drawings, movies, & photographs can be brought on a thumb drive.

A laptop computer will be provided.

Works completed independently as well as class assignments are encouraged.

Works kept by art teachers should be collected from the teacher and brought to the audition.
In progress artwork is acceptable.

Bring your sketchbooks and journals even if they are not completed. We like to see work in progress, as well as mistakes. You need to make mistakes to be learning and stretching.

Drawings from photographs, anime cartoons, or comic books are discouraged. We want to see your original work, not copies of another artist's work or style.

Bring drawings from imagination and direct observation from life:

Drawing ‘direct observation from life’ is defined by GSA as a drawing done by directly looking at real and physical objects, people, and/or surroundings with no reference from photography. This can be done with any drawing medium. 


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Main Office

Main Office: 
757-451-4715 Fax 
254 Granby Street
orfolk, Virginia 23510