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Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers (Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers,) [Paperback]

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Item description for Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers (Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers,) by Elaina Loveland...

From preparing for an audition and creating a portfolio to taking standardized tests and filing for financial aid, the entire college admissions process as it pertains to actors, artists, dancers, musicians, and writers is covered in this guide for creative college-bound students. Real-life profiles of students in each discipline, day-in-the-life snapshots, answers to frequently asked questions from admissions directors, and tips on auditioning and preparing portfolios from real students and faculty are included along with samples of artist statements, admission essays, and artistic resumes. More than 125 art, drama, dance, music, and creative writing programs in arts conservatories, liberal arts colleges, and universities are profiled with information that is critical to making the best college choice, such as degrees offered, concentrations, faculty information, cost of attendance, scholarship availability, and alumni accomplishments. An appendix lists books, websites, and magazines that students might find useful in finding the right program for them.

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Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.8" Width: 7.9" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2005
Publisher   Supercollege, Llc
ISBN  1932662057  
ISBN13  9781932662054  

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More About Elaina Loveland

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elaina Loveland is the managing editor of "International Educator" magazine and has written for "Adjunct Advocate," "American Careers," "Dance Spirit," "Dance Teacher," "Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education," "Pointe,"" "and "U.S. News & World Report," She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers (Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers,)?

Very helpful  Oct 27, 2007
This is a great book for those seeking advice, suggestions and useful information on any performing arts major. It ofers suggestions, tips and a lot of very useful information for this specific area of study.
Finding Creative Colleges/Conservatories  Jul 5, 2007
This reference book helps in choosing creative type colleges or conservatories by providing the facts we need to know before we choose the school, such as how many apply/audition and how many are chosen each year. It lists the department activities, degree concentrations, number of full time faculty, prices, enrollment, scholarships, entry requirements, and prominent alumni.

While certain colleges have been chosen to have in-depth profiles as described above, most creative schools have been listed by state under their specialty(acting, artist, dancing, music, writing) without in- depth profile for you to further investigate on your own. The biggest down fall of the book is that not enough colleges have been chosen for in-depth profiles on their creative departments.

This book also provides examples of creativer resumes and audition / portfolio requirements.

So the book is a starting ground for creative school investigation but must be used in conjunction with other information sources and books that outline creative schools. Use this in conjuction with Peterson's College Guide for Performing Arts Majors.
I could have used this  Jan 22, 2006
I only wish this book was around when I was researching colleges in NY! It's very comprehensive, simple to understand for any high school senior, and all of the information is up to date. Most other books hardly touch on the creative student- this book specializes in it. I recommended it to all the high schools in my area, and I'm pleased to say that they all love this book!
Excellent Book  Nov 5, 2005
"Creative Colleges is very informative and it would have been so helpful to my daughter as a high school senior (she is now in college). It is much better to know about the things that are in this book well in advance. It is very helpful for parents and students starting the research. Also, there is very little information out there like this."

a great resource for creative students  Oct 22, 2005
As if being a student in the college search and application process is not challenging enough, student actors, artists, dancers, and musicians are presented with additional and different sets of options and challenges. Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers by Elaina Loveland is a great resource for creative students, the parents of creative students, and the counselors who work with creative students.

The information in Creative Colleges is clear, practical, well researched, and well presented. Students will get help with decision-making and advice on applications, auditions, portfolios, essays, resumes, and other aspects of the process. They will also get a feel of what different colleges are like.

Much of the tips and advice is quoted directly from admissions professionals, professors at creative colleges, and from creative students who went through the college search and admission process.

The author is a former editor of the Journal of College Admission. In Creative Colleges, she combines that experience with her background as a writing student and writer and her experiences as a dance student and dancer. The author's experience and empathy for and understanding of the creative student are evident throughout the book.

Creative Colleges is a book that can be a great help every to every high school junior and senior who wants to pursue acting, art, dance, music, and writing at the college level.

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