Conservatory Placement Activities provide applicants with an opportunity to demonstrate their art form proficiency. All CSArts-SGV conservatories require participation in a Placement Activity to be considered for admission. Upon completion of the Conservatory Placement Activity, applicants will receive a scored rubric with helpful feedback and a proficiency level from our conservatory staff.
CSArts-SGV admits all applicants on a space-available basis, except in the areas of dance and music. Conservatories in the School of Dance and School of Music do not have an entry level of instruction, thus applicants must meet a minimum proficiency level on their scored rubric in order to select the Ballet & Contemporary Dance Conservatory, Commercial Dance Conservatory, Instrumental Music Conservatory, Popular Music Conservatory (grades 9-12 only), or Vocal Arts Conservatory for admission.
We encourage all applicants to participate in Placement Activities for two different conservatories, in order to best prepare themselves to select a conservatory that would be a good fit for them. We strongly recommend that all applicants who have selected one of the minimum proficiency conservatories listed above also participate in a Placement Activity for another conservatory with no minimum proficiency.
Applicants should carefully examine the specific Placement Activity Guidelines for each conservatory, as ALL aspects of the guidelines are required for an application to be considered complete. If the guidelines specify that materials are to be submitted digitally, those materials will need to be included when the application is submitted on or before February 5, 2024 for prospective students and December 11, 2023 for current students applying for a transfer of conservatories. Conservatory material such as art portfolios and writing samples must be saved as a single PDF in order to be successfully uploaded into the application. For assistance converting a file into a PDF, please contact our Admissions Office as soon as possible. Please do not wait for the application submission deadline to request help.
For in-person Placement Activities, applicants will be scheduled into the first available Placement Activity appointment by the Admissions Office. Applicants will receive an email confirming the Placement Activity date and time. This Placement Activity confirmation email will be sent to the primary email address used to create the Applicant Portal. All in-person Placement Activities for the upcoming school year will be conducted in January and February 2024.
Additional support is available for students, parents, or guardians who require translation in order to best understand our admissions processes, as well as for those who need technology assistance. Applicants who have received or are currently receiving special services are encouraged to request any necessary accommodations to support them during the admissions process.
If you have questions, please read our Admissions FAQ. You may also contact our Admissions Office at email@example.com or 714.560.0900 ext. 5510.