Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Audition & Portfolio Review

As a required component of the application process, we ask each prospective student to demonstrate their readiness for intensive artistic study at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Applicants must submit an audition and/or portfolio for review as part of the admission evaluation process.

Each art department has its own guidelines. Please review the guidelines for the major you are applying to prior to actually scheduling an audition or portfolio review. This will ensure that submissions meet each art department’s requirements. Submission instructions for each art department are listed in the drop down menus below.

Directors of each art department share tips to improve your audition and portfolio review. Watch them here.

What Happens Next?

Once your audition or portfolio is submitted, and applicable interviews and admission application process is complete, you will be notified of a decision on March 10. Please complete your application for admission by the January 15 deadline in order to be notified on March 10. If your family is applying for financial aid, please complete a financial aid application by the February 1 financial aid deadline. If you have specific questions about the application process, please be in touch with the admission office by emailing We are happy to help!