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) and school-specific On-Campus Visit Options (tours and information sessions). 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
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 14, 2019

Check-in: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Program: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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, tour arts specific facilities, and attend information sessions.

A more detailed agenda will be provided in the week before the event. To take a JMU campus tour and information session on the same day as your visit, please register for the 9:30am - 11:30am session that morning (subject to availability).

Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the listed start time of the event. Lunch is not provided at this event, so please plan accordingly.

CHOICES+: JMU Artists' Celebration

CHOICES+: JMU Artists' Celebration

April 3-4, 2020 or April 5-6, 2020

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 2024. 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 2024 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.  

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