Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts Prospective Student Events site. 
On this page, you'll find information pertaining to special JMU Arts Events (Explore JMU Arts and CHOICES+: JMU Artists' Celebration), school specific On-Campus Visit Options (tours and information sessions), and when JMU Arts will be travelling in your area.  In order to sign up for an audition or portfolio review, please view our Arts Undergraduate Admissions page.  
If you have any questions, please email us at AdmissionsCVPA@jmu.edu.
On-Campus Visit Options

Each of the Schools in the College of Visual and Performing Arts offers special opportunities to come and view their facilities and talk to faculty and staff.  Please click on the link for your corresponding program to see a list of upcoming visit options.

JMU Arts Special Events
Explore JMU Arts!

October 8, 2018

What is it like to major in Art, Dance, Design, Music or Theatre at JMU? Join the College of Visual and Performing Arts to learn more about these unique programs as we explore classes, meet faculty, and attend information sessions and tours.

A more detailed agenda will be provided in the week before the event. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the listed start time of the event.

CHOICES+: JMU Artists' Celebration

CHOICES+: JMU Artists' Celebration

April 5-6, 2019 or April 7-8, 2019

Students admitted to James Madison University who have also passed their audition/portfolio review within the College of Visual and Performing Arts will be invited to participate in CHOICES+: JMU Artists' Celebration. 

This exclusive event includes the full CHOICES curriculum and a special overnight celebrating the class of 2023. While here, you will have the opportunity to:

• Spend the night on campus with a current College of Visual and Performing Arts student;
• Attend classes with a student studying in your discipline and interact with area faculty members;
• Join us for a special evening reception for you and your guests with faculty and current students within the College of Visual and Performing Arts;
• Get to know other JMU arts students from the class of 2023 at a casual Mix and Mingle;
• Introduce your family to the Deans of the College of Visual and Performing Arts in a presentation/Q&A highlighting our commitment to Arts for the Real World;
• Participate in a private Harrisonburg walking tour with the Arts Council of the Valley.

Qualifying students will receive an email invitation in March.  

Off-Campus Visit Options

2017 - 2018 JMU Arts Travel Schedule

Date Location Event Name Time
09/21/2017 Chantilly, VA Chantilly High School Visit 08:00am - 08:45am
09/21/2017 Chantilly, VA Freedom High School Visit 09:15am - 10:00am
09/21/2017 Arlington, VA Yorktown High School Visit 11:15am - 01:30pm
09/22/2017 Woodbridge, VA Woodbridge Senior High School Visit 10:30am - 12:30pm
09/26/2017 Syosset, NY Long Island High School for the Arts College Fair 05:30pm - 08:30pm
09/27/2017 New York, NY New York City Performing Arts NACAC Fair 06:00pm - 09:00pm
10/01/2017 Washington, DC Washington DC Performing Arts NACAC Fair 01:30pm - 03:30pm
10/06/2017 Norfolk, VA Governor's School College Fair 05:00pm - 08:00pm
10/07/2017 Norfolk, VA Governor's School College Fair 10:00am - 05:00pm

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