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How to Apply: Graphic Design, Music, Writing Majors

Several programs at Susquehanna have additional admission requirements:


Graphic Design and Studio Art

Applicants for admission to the graphic design or studio art (painting & drawing or photography) programs must submit a portfolio of art work (eight to 12 examples) that represent your best work, are current and showcase your creativity. In addition, please include a personal statement summarizing your interest in studying art and graphic design. These materials should be submitted after applying to the university for general admittance. For further information about portfolio preparation and format, please contact Mark Fertig, art department head, by email or phone at 570-372-4623.


Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree programs must audition with the Susquehanna music faculty after applying to the university. For more information about registration and preparation for the audition, please visit the Department of Music Web page or contact the department by email or phone at 570-372-4309.

2014-15 Music Audition Dates

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015


Applicants for admission to the writing program must submit a portfolio when applying for admission. The portfolio can be a short story, a personal essay, a selection of poems, a script or a combination of these. Portfolios should be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages. For more information, please contact Gary Fincke, director of the Writers Institute, by email or phone at 570-372-4164.

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