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Frequently Asked Questions about Visual & Performing Arts
Q: What are the visual and performing arts?
A: The College of Central Florida’s Visual and Performing Arts department is comprised of four areas of discipline, each with its own curriculum and faculty: music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Most courses in the department are open to both majors and non-majors, as are opportunities to audition for CF’s theatre, dance and music performance groups.
Whether your goal is to become an art scholar, a practicing artist, or to use one of the majors as a meaningful focus of intellectual inquiry for your liberal arts education, courses in Visual and Performing Arts provide a solid foundation in critical thinking and creative skills for life.
Q: Do I need to audition or have a portfolio to register for VPA classes?
A: Some of the classes in the VPA department are audition courses, and others have a prerequisite. VPA classes range from one to three credits. Please see the collegecourse catalog for more specific information.
Q: Can I apply for any scholarships?
A: Yes, there are scholarship opportunities available in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Scholarships are available to students who choose the arts as an area of interest and to students who participate in Visual and Performing Arts classes while pursuing other academic programs (other qualifying criteria may apply). For more information, visit our scholarship opportunities page.
Q: Can I be in performing ensembles as a dual-enrollment student?
A: In general, dual-enrollment students who have declared music or theatre as their “pre-major” are allowed to take performing ensemble classes. Check with your guidance counselor at your school to see if you’re eligible.