The process for pursuing a degree in fine arts is rigorous. Students looking to move on to collegiate studies in these disciplines go through a two-step process.
They must be accepted into both their university and go through a portfolio, interview or audition process to be accepted to their chosen fine arts program. Many students audition and interview for months as collegiate Fine Arts programs are often looking for the “right students” to fill specific roles or to be mentored by faculty with specific skills.
For prospective art students, this process can include a persuasive cover, resume, and portfolio displaying a variety of media and techniques used in their art.
For prospective music students, this can include a repertoire list discussing the music studies and roles performed, recommendations, recordings of original work or performances and finally live auditions playing memorized music and sight-reading.
For prospective theater students this process can be very similar to that of music students but may actually include applying to multiple departments. Theater students may be required to provide resumes, videos, and audition in person, performing songs to show off their vocal range and performing both classical and contemporary monologues.
Carroll Senior High School honored 27 students on Wednesday, April 27 in the Student Activity Center. These Dragons have succeeded in navigating this process and will be making this next step towards their future.
Carroll Fine Arts Students
Allie Alexander, University of Oklahoma, Acting
Drew Brown, New York University, Musical Theatre
Nicole Butscher, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Theatre Tech
Sean Choate, Academy of Art University of San Francisco, Illustration/Comics
Taylor Coughlin, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Graphic Arts
Ethan Ditthardt, University of North Texas, Jazz Studies
Alison Esparza, Southern Methodist University, Music Therapy
Sophia Formella, Miami or Indiana University, Classical Voice & Music Education
Gareth Forsberg, Oklahoma City University, Acting
Carleigh Grupe, Butler University, Music Perf. (flute) & Business
Wyatt Hall, Chapman University, Television Writing & Production
Olivia Johnson, School of the Art Inst. Of Chicago, Photography/Art
Hayley Kalen, University of Texas at Arlington, Music Education
Taylor MacMillan, New York University, Film School
Christian Mason, Academy of Art – U of San Francisco, Film Writing, TV & Digital Media
Allie Miller, Campbell University, Music Education
William Nathman, University of North Texas, Jazz Studies
J.C. Patino, The School of the Art Inst. Of Chicago, Studio Arts
Jai Shams, Texas Christian University, Vocal Performance
Benjamin Singel, Southern Methodist University, Theatre
Ciara Smith, University of Oklahoma, Theatre-Costume Design
Gabriella Smith, Southern Methodist University, Photography
Giovanna Viega, Syracuse University, Architecture
Jenna Visage, Savannah College of Art & Design, Fashion Marketing & Management
Riley Walker, Belmont University, Performing Arts
Kayla White, University of Texas, Dance Studies
Niki Wichman, Laguna College of Art & Design, Game Art