Spoken Arts

Students in Spoken Arts will explore their creative voice(s) through poetry, dramatic and comedic performance, improvisation, rap, and public speaking. For those who wish to harness their skills in verbal dexterity and linguistic creativity, this track will give you a head start on your personal journey towards limitless possibilities.

Application and Audition Instructions

WHAT WILL YOU PREPARE AT HOME AND TURN IN WITH YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS?

Spoken Arts Portfolio

A portfolio includes the following, in this order: 

  • Title page: your name, grade, current school, email address, phone number, department you're applying to (Spoken Arts)
  • Personal Statement: an essay (same as essay in the application packet). In your unique voice, tell us why you want to be a creative writer and tell us about what you like to write, why you write, when and how you write, the poets, authors, and books you love.

  • Seven (7) poems or other creative works

  • Write or record a video of one(1) "Speak Your Truth" narrative; a creative essay that talks about a social issue that you're passionate about by telling a story from your life. What issue in your life, community, school, the nation, or world, do you care about and how does it relate to your life experience?

WHAT WILL YOU DO DURING THE SPOKEN ARTS AUDITION?

  • write (you'll be given a prompt)
  • presentation of one of your pieces (can be read)
  • discuss your portfolio, prior experience, personal ambition, and program expectations

Students will be evaluated on the quality of the Spoken Arts portfolio, audition elements, and enthusiasm for this field.