Join EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim to learn about "How to apply to arts programs in the USA" followed by presentations from six U.S. universities. If you are looking to study music, dance, theater, graphic design, film, or fine or performing arts, this showcase is for you! We will review the difference between BAs and BFAs and some tips for auditions and portfolios.

AGENDA (times are in EDT)
3:00 - "How to apply to arts programs in the USA," EducationUSA
3:30 - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
3:45 - American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)
4:00 - Muhlenberg College
4:15 - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
4:30 - Musicians Institute
4:45 - The George Washington University
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Jenika advises students across Canada on the process of applying to U.S. universities. EducationUSA is a free service funded by the U.S. Department of State.
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Junnan Liao, Assistant Director of International Outreach
Since its inception in 1964 as the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, AMDA has pioneered excellence in performing arts education, launching some of the most successful careers in theatre, film, television, and new media.AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused educational experience; one that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through the performing arts. 
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Ben Toll, Dean of Admissions
The George Washington University prepares its graduates to be the next generation of global leaders. We are an incubator for scientists, artists, and scholars who learn from an internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation in the capital of the United States.
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Ashley Swengler, Assistant Director of Admissions and International Recruiting
With one of the top theatre and dance programs in the US, rigorous studies in the health sciences, and a total of 38 majors that range from business to film studies, Muhlenberg opens doors for our students to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Students who wish to advance their studies may participate in our established academic partnerships with several leading US universities, offering programs in the health sciences, business, and law. Students take full advantage of our safe, suburban location in the Lehigh Valley, and they also have access to New York City (140km) and Philadelphia (95 km) for social, cultural, educational, and professional opportunities.
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Steve Lunn - Director of Outreach
Founded in the heart of Hollywood in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music built on the idea that musicians should teach—and learn from—other musicians in a creative, supportive environment. Musicians Institute offers a complete education in every aspect of the music industry, including instrumental performance, DJ & producing skills, composing for video games, audio engineering, guitar building, music business, and training in the latest music technology. Through real-world experience and guidance from working professionals, students can earn a variety of degrees and certificates, while taking advantage of networking opportunities at its state-of-the-art Los Angeles campus.
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Anita Bhardwaj, Assistant Director, International Admissions
SAIC is distinct in that it provides students an interdisciplinary curriculum and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers, and scholars. We strive for a level of rigor, investigation, and cultural relevance that makes SAIC special. Students translate complex ideas into tangible forms—paintings, sculptures, films, performances, books, installations, inventions, buildings, community projects, and, more often, a combination of the above.
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Sarah Stackhouse, International Admissions Counselor
At University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, we cultivate an environment where every individual is welcomed, valued, and prepared to become the best version of themselves! You will experience the four seasons, while exploring your academic and life passions. Eau Claire is a beautiful, safe, and friendly city with plenty to do and many ways to get involved.
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