Ready To Apply To Howard University Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts?
FIRST YEAR APPLICANTS
All incoming first year undergraduate applicants and all transfer applicants must apply to Howard University via the Common Application.
Apply as a first-year student if you are currently in your last year of high school, have completed high school, are a GED recipient, or have completed a high school equivalency exam. If you are currently in high school and are part of a dual enrollment program, you should also apply as a first-year student.
Undergraduate applicants to the Departments of Art, Music or Theatre Arts should apply through the Office of Admissions and must meet the standards of admission to Howard University.
STANDARDIZED TEST REQUIREMENTS
Howard University does not require either the SAT or ACT for applicants to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. However, applicants may choose to submit their scores.
Applicants to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts can be considered for First Time In College Scholarships, whether or not they submit SAT/ACT scores, provided they apply by the designated deadline. The SAT/ACT is also not required for Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts scholarships.
UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER STUDENTS
Undergraduate students external to Howard University who are considering transferring to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts should be in contact with the Office of Admissions to learn more about the application process and the application requirements for transfer students.
Prospective transfer students should follow the application requirements for the appropriate major.
In addition, please note that each Department has specific requirements and instructions. Please review Transfer requirements from the Department of Art, Department of Music, and Department of Theatre Arts for more information.
INTRA-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER (IUT) STUDENTS
(Changing Your Major From One College/School to CoFA)
Are you a current HU student interested in transferring to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts?
To start the process, please consult with the Department of Enrollment and Academic Services in the Office of the Dean. Students must ascertain the Dean or Approved Designee's Howard-issued email to complete the Intra-University Transfer Form.
For most programs of study within the College of Fine Arts, students will need to audition, interview and/or have a portfolio review to be considered for transfer before submitting the transfer form. Please review IUT details from the Department of Art, Department of Music, and Department of Theatre Arts for more information.
Students artistically admitted to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts via successful evaluation of audition, interview and/or portfolio will receive confirmation from the academic advisor to complete paperwork and update records as needed.
Please complete the online Intra-University Transfer Form. Once you complete this form, someone from the College will contact the student regarding the next step in the process. A 2.0 GPA is required to be artistically evaluated for transfer into the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.
For more information about the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS BY DEPARTMENTS
Department of Art
Requirements, Portfolio Reviews, Interviews and Deadlines
Department of Music
Requirements, Auditions, Interviews and Deadlines
Department of Theatre Arts
Requirements, Auditions, Interviews and Deadlines
First year undergraduate students interested in a Theatre Arts performance concentration (Acting, Dance, and Musical Theatre) must apply under the Early Action or Early Decision admission plan. Under either of these plans, the Common Application must be submitted by November 15, as well as all supporting documents (test scores, letters of recommendation, audition materials, etc.). Once the application has been submitted, the applicant will have access to their student portal, where they can monitor the status of the application and schedule their in-person or virtual audition. All Theatre Arts performance concentration applicants must successfully complete the audition, as well as gain admission to the University.
For in-person auditions and interviews, please see the tab below for more detailed information.
Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre auditions will be offered in-person and virtually (applicants may choose the option they prefer in the student portal).
The Office of Admissions notifies early action/early decision first year applicants with complete admission files of their admission decision in mid-December.
Transfer students must participate in the concentration placement process before they receive an acceptance from the university. However, transfer students who pass the concentration placement process cannot be accepted into the Theatre Arts program without an acceptance from the university.
All students must submit a Headshot/Resume or Design Portfolio and participate in an Interview.