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Fine & Performing Arts Scholars Program

East Tennessee State University

Prospective Students

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We are delighted that you are interested in the Fine and Performing Arts program. We invite you to discover your passion for creating and studying art while excelling in a specific area of study, across many of the creative disciplines at ETSU.

Open to applications from incoming freshmen only, both in-state and out-of-state, admission is competitive and scholarships are awarded separately from general admission to ETSU. Remember that to be considered for the Fine & Performing Arts Scholars program, you must:

  • have earned an ACT score of 22 or higher (without the writing score) or
    comparable SAT score.
  • submit a completed FPA application, in addition to the ETSU admissions application, by March 1 of the fall semester prior to fall admission.
  • participate in high school activities and community service, including leadership opportunities.
  • commit to pursuing a 4-year baccalaureate degree at ETSU's Johnson City campus.
  • submit an excellent artistic portfolio along with proof of writing skills and academic references.

Schedule a Visit Today!

While on campus you can meet with Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Director of the Fine & Performing Arts Scholars program, along with a professor in your intended field of study. In addition, you might want to schedule a campus tour.

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