CF to Host Arts College Fair for High School, College Students

Aug. 29, 2019 — The College of Central Florida invites students, parents and community members to its free Arts College Fair from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Stearns Learning Resources Center Café at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. 

This event is for area college and high school students who plan to pursue a degree or career in the visual and performing arts: studio, digital media, music, theatre or dance. Meet representatives from arts programs from Florida’s most prestigious colleges and universities, which may include the College of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Southeastern University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of North Florida and University of South Florida.

“This is a rare opportunity for students to speak in person with all of these colleges and universities in one setting,” said Dr. Allan Danuff, associate vice president, Arts and Sciences. “Students can come to CF first and then transfer or they may choose to go directly into these four-year degree programs.”

Students who plan to pursue a college degree in visual and performing arts must prepare themselves to gain admission to the state university programs by an audition or portfolio review. Learn what it takes to get accepted into a college limited-admissions arts program and increase your chances for talent-based scholarships.

Bachelor’s degrees in fields such as music or art education, technical theatre or digital media all have excellent employment prospects in the central Florida region. CF encourages high school students to come with a parent or guardians and find out more information about the degrees and careers available in the arts. If you have any questions, call 352-873-5800, ext. 1419.

Immediately following the Arts College Fair at 7 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center, the (F)Actor Theatre Company in collaboration with CF Theatre will present a staged reading of “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard directed by Janet Shelley, CF adjunct theatre professor and acting teacher at the Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School.

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