Welcome to a world of possibilities.

Is thinking about a career making you wonder what avenue might best use your creative abilities? Can you envision one day being rewarded for what you naturally love to do? Is there a place that will allow you to explore your artistic potential without accumulating overwhelming debt?

The answer is yes, Florida School of the Arts.

Florida School of the Arts has been in existence for over 30 years. Graduates of our two-year programs have elected to finish their education at other four-year institutions, or they have entered directly into the workforce, well equipped to compete in their respective fields.

Society needs artists – not only to bring beauty into our lives, but also to imagine, invent, and create the civilization of tomorrow.

Steps to Apply

Application paperwork should arrive at Florida School of the Arts prior to your selected audition or review date.

From the link at the bottom of this page, fill out the application. Please be aware that there is a link on the site for first-time applicants. Once you have created a login and password, you may use them again to log into to your application repeatedly allowing for multiple sessions until you are ready to submit it. Be advised that in the application you are asked to select an audition/portfolio review date. Be careful to select a date that is appropriate to your chosen start date. For instance, if you are attempting to start in the Spring semester, a February audition date will be too late. And finally, we highly recommend using Firefox or Safari browsers for the application process (do not use Internet Explorer).

Write a resume of your artistic endeavors listing art classes and activities in which you have been involved and their dates. If you are self-taught, please indicate that.

This may be submitted by email to our admissions coordinator, Kitty Clarke, at kittyclarke@sjrstate.edu. You may also mail it  to:

Florida School of the Arts
Admissions
5001 St Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177

In a typed one to two-page essay outline your background, interests, short and long-term goals, and any other information providing insight into your education and artistic growth and achievements.

This may be submitted by email to our admissions coordinator, Kitty Clarke, at kittyclarke@sjrstate.edu. You may also mail it  to:

Florida School of the Arts
Admissions
5001 St Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177

You should have two letters of reference. Ideally, one letter should be from someone who knows you as a student; the other, from someone who can speak to your artistic development.

These may be submitted by email to our admissions coordinator, Kitty Clarke, at kittyclarke@sjrstate.edu. You may also mail them to:

Florida School of the Arts
Admissions
5001 St Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177

For the purposes of your audition or portfolio review, your transcripts may be unofficial. If you are accepted into a Florida School of the Arts program, St. Johns River State College will need all your final, official transcripts as part of your application process for them.

You may mail your transcripts to:

Florida School of the Arts
Admissions
5001 St Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177

All programs except Dance: check-in by 12:30 pm; auditions and reviews begin at 1:00 pm
Dance: check-in by 1:30pm; auditions begin at 2:00pm

Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019

It is always recommended that candidates come to the campus for a face to face interview. However, when distances are too great or schedules don’t allow for travel to the school on the specific dates, it is also possible to apply with an electronic portfolio or video audition. There are, for instance, service websites like ZeeMee.com and others that allow students to upload material for review. You may also have a website to showcase your work. These options are acceptable. If you are attaching portable media (CD-Roms, DVDs, or flash drives) to a physical file that is mailed to us, be sure that the quality of photographs, audio files or video are good without being too large. If you would like to submit an electronic portfolio or video audition, please contact Kitty Clarke at kittyclarke@sjrstate.edu for instructions.

Contact Kitty Clarke, Admissions Coordinator, by email at kittyclarke@sjrstate.edu or call (386) 312-4300.

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