When completing the application please list Detroit School of Arts as your 1st choice to ensure that the application is routed correctly. Once your application is reviewed you will receive a letter notifying you of the next step in the enrollment process.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Gant at DSA at (313) 494-6000.
Applicants must submit a complete application packet and meet the minimum grade point average criteria of 2.5 for admission to the Detroit School of Arts. Students will be contacted during the month of April to schedule an audition if the criteria is met. Completed applications must be returned with all required and supporting documentation at the time of return. Partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed.
Applicants will be notified in writing regarding the specific materials they will need to provide for their auditions. Listed below are overviews of what students can expect to provide and/or participate in during the audition process.
Auditions for the Detroit School of Arts Dance Department will require applicants to participate in a technique class, which may include modern, ballet, jazz and/or tap.
Auditions for the Detroit School of Arts Instrumental Music Department will include a performance of technical studies, repertoire and sight reading.
Auditions for the Detroit School of Arts Vocal Department will include singing "The National Anthem" or "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing", and a song of the student's choice (operatic, contemporary, classical or spiritual). Students must also complete an instructional and theory evaluation.
Radio and Television
Auditions for the Television and Radio Departments will include the reading of a short newscast from an AP News service. Applications must complete a timed, 15 minute written evaluation.
Auditions for the Visual Arts Department will include an art portfolio of student's work completed in or out of school (no cartoons, please). Students will complete an observation drawing lesson and provide a short essay describing the art process used in the drawing assignment.
Auditions for the Theatre/Drama Department will require applicants to prepare and deliver a two-minute monologue on any topic of their choice (comedy, drama).