College-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend the free Dallas Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. in the Owen Arts Center at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, 6101 Bishop Blvd. in Dallas (75205).
Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the fairs allow students interested in the arts to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from more than 80 colleges, universities, conservatories, studios, festivals, and other educational institutions nationwide with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts. Attendees learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and entrance requirements, student life, and much more.
“While plenty of information is available for college-bound students with traditional interests, not as many resources exist for those who are more artistically inclined,” said Tommy Newton, Director of Student Recruitment for the Meadows School of the Arts. “These fairs, which are held around the country, offer a unique opportunity to get the inside scoop on what it takes to obtain a degree in the arts.”
For more information about the Dallas Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, including a list of schools to be represented and their fields of study, please visit www.nationalcollegefairs.org.
NACAC is an Arlington, VA-based education association of more than 11,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.