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Welcome to the Fine Arts Division Application Process. We will be using a web-based program called SlideRoom that works in tandem with the Common Application (Common App).

SlideRoom Application

The SlideRoom application is separate from the Common Application for Seaver College. The SlideRoom application and supplemental materials are necessary for all applicants, regardless of which department you are applying for. The SlideRoom application must be completed at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled audition day, and prior to the February 1st deadline. 

You may access SlideRoom applications here or from the Common App. Once you select a Fine Arts major, Common App will redirect to the SlideRoom site where you can complete the required supplemental application.

Typically, the SlideRoom deadline is one week after the Common Application is due. Incomplete applications will not be accessible past the due dates. Therefore, it is imperative that you complete your SlideRoom application before it closes.

  • Spring 2023 SlideRoom applications are due on October 9th, 2022.
  • Early Action SlideRoom applications are due November 9th, 2022.
    *Note: Early Action applications are open to first-year applicants only.
  • Regular Decision SlideRoom applications are due February 1st, 2023.
  • Regular Decision Transfer SlideRoom applications are due February 17th, 2023.

If you have technical issues, or need general application support, please reach out to SlideRoom's support team. Applicants may receive technical support from SlideRoom by emailing support@slideroom.com from Monday-Saturday, 9 AM - 9 PM Central Time. If you would like to schedule a Fine Arts visit, please complete the Division Contact and Visit Request form.

Live Audition Dates:

A live audition is only required for applicants pursuing Instrumental Performance, but is strongly recommended for all applicants within the Music and Theatre departments. 

Live Auditions for the 2023-2024 academic year will be facilitated both in-person and on Zoom. Audition sign-ups are available in an online registration format. We are offering Live Auditions on the following dates. 

  • November 12: This Audition Day is only for applicants wishing to be considered under the early action deadline. Registration for this event is now closed. If you are an Early Action student who would still like to audition, please reach out to the Fine Arts Recruitment Office for alternative audition opportunities.
  • January 21: This Audition Day is for all applicants wishing to be considered under the regular decision deadline. Auditions are offered both virtually or in-person. For those auditioning/interviewing online, students will receive instructions regarding the Zoom session after registering for an audition date. Registration for this event is now closed. If you are interested in auditioning for the Fine Arts program, please look at our other Audition Days or contact the Fine Arts Recruitment Office for more options. 
  • January 28: This Audition Day is for all applicants wishing to be considered under the regular decision deadline. Auditions are offered both virtually or in-person. For those auditioning/interviewing online, students will receive instructions regarding the Zoom session after registering for an audition date. Registration for this event is now closed. If you are interested in auditioning for the Fine Arts program, please look at our other Audition Days or contact the Fine Arts Recruitment Office for more options. 
  • February 4: Please note that this Audition Day will be virtual only, and hosted over Zoom. No in-person auditions will be offered. This Audition Day is for all applicants wishing to be considered under the regular decision deadline. Students will receive instructions regarding the Zoom session after registering for an audition date. Registration is now open and will close on January 30.

Please note that while an in-person audition is not required for some departments, the SlideRoom application and supplemental materials are necessary for all applicants. The SlideRoom application must be completed at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled audition day, and prior to the February 1 deadline. 

Keep in mind, live auditions should be completed within the same Common App season to avoid any difficulties with the admissions process. Example: If you are applying to Seaver College during Early Action, and wish to participate in a live audition, you will want to register for the November audition. Do not reserve a January audition date as they fall within the Regular Decision season.

If you are interested in participating in a Portfolio Review with the art department, please register for the January 21 Audition Day. We are not currently offering Portfolio Reviews on our other Audition Days. 

If you have any questions about the audition or application process, please see the FAQ page or contact the Fine Arts Recruitment Office at 310.506.4111 or via email at fineartsrecruit@peppedine.edu.


Studio Art Majors:

Submitting a SlideRoom portfolio is strongly recommended for maximum consideration for acceptance. It is also required in order to be considered for Studio Art scholarships. The portfolio should include up to 20 high quality images (2 MB max) of original artwork created solely by the student.

Additional components include:

  • Art resume
  • Artist statement
  • Portfolio description: one-page document describing each work (title, media, size)