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Middle School Visual & Media Art Audition Requirements

The Visual and Media Arts Department is looking for middle school students interested in Creating Art!  Students may show a passion in drawing using graphite, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, paint, clay, plaster, digital art, video, or photography.

To apply to the SDSCPA Middle School Visual & Media Art Department:

Submit an Introduction (can be on video or in writing) and 4 -5 pieces of artwork you have done that best show us your passion for art!  Your introduction must include the following components: 

Introduction (Can be on video or in writing)

​     1. Please introduce yourself.  Include:

1.       Your first and last name

2.       The grade you will be entering in the Fall

3.       Why are you interested in attending SDSCPA?


     2. Answer the following questions:

1.       Why do you want to be a Visual & Media Art Major?

2.       What do you love about creating Art?

     3. Show us some samples of your artwork!

Submit 4-5 of your best works that you think will help us see the artist you really are.  


    4. Video Submission

In addition to your portfolio, submit a video recording of yourself completing a still life of at least 1 item using a pencil.  The drawing should include your best efforts in line quality and value  (dark, medium and light values to show volume of objects) and should be done on plain, white 8.5”x11” paper.  You may use an eraser throughout the process.  The drawing should be completed within a 10-30 minute period.

Recordings can be done with a smart phone, or video camera and uploaded into your google drive with a link in your submitted portfolio, or uploaded to YouTube and submitted with your portfolio.


Students will be evaluated individually.  Areas of assessment will include:

  •  Creativity

  •  Passion


Please upload your pieces to a Google Drive or DropBox Folder.  Ensure the settings on your portfolio folder are set so that Anyone with the Link can view the contents.

Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

If you use YouTube, please upload the video as Unlisted to protect your student’s privacy. 

If you use Vimeo, please secure it with a password.  We will need access to this password to view your submission.

Please click here to return to the application page:

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