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Senn Arts Visual Arts Auditions

Senn Arts Visual Art Auditions / Portfolio Reviews

Senn Arts Visual Art welcomes visual artists of all styles to share their passion for visual art with the Senn Arts Visual Art faculty. Our hope for the audition process is to better understand who you are and find out where you are along your journey in the arts. We are grateful to work with students of all levels who are passionate, diligent, and open-minded.

The following outlines what you will need to have prepared for your Senn Arts Visual Art Audition. Any questions about your Visual Art audition can be directed to Jesse Wyss, Senn Arts Visual Art teacher, via email at  


Schedule Your Senn Arts Visual Art Audition/Portfolio Review:

In order to be eligible to audition for Senn Arts Visual Art, you must first apply on GoCPS

Already applied? You will receive an email from Senn with instructions for how to schedule and prepare for your audition.

Senn Arts Visual Art Audition/Portfolio Review Requirements:

The Senn Arts Visual Art audition will be a live Google Meet session.  

Once you sign up for an audition, you will receive an email with specific audition instructions and additional information on how and where to submit your audition materials.

Students will be asked to prepare the following:

Digital Portfolio Submission

A candidate's portfolio should include 4-10 examples of your best original artwork. At least 2 of the artworks must be created outside of school and not related to a school assignment (think videos, zines, sewing, recording, sculpture, etc.) Your portfolio may include multiple media, including, but not limited to: sketchbook work, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, design, photography, ceramics, digital artwork, performance, sound and video.

Piece of Original Artwork - “Multiple Viewpoints”:

Create a piece of artwork for your audition in response to the prompt, “multiple viewpoints.” This artwork can be created in any media. It is purposefully left open ended, please create an artwork that you feel addresses the idea of multiple viewpoints. 

Your audition will include a short interview where we will discuss your portfolio, the artwork you made for the “multiple viewpoints” prompt, and your interest and commitment to visual art.

Here are some prompts that you can prepare to answer:

  1. What prior visual art training have you received? 
  2. Why do you want to enroll in a visual art program and how you see yourself using the skills you learn in visual art classes in the future?

Need more help? Here is a STEP BY STEP GUIDE to applying to Senn Arts.