Applicant Performing Arts Submissions

If you are interested in pursuing studio art, dance, music or theater at Bates, you are invited to supplement your application with a sample of your talents and interest.  Members of our arts faculty eagerly participate in the evaluation of your submitted materials.  If you wish to submit supplemental arts material, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

All materials must be submitted by the application deadlines listed below.

  • Early Decision 1 applicants — November 15
  • Early Decision 2 applicants — January 1
  • Regular Decision applicants — January 1
  • Transfer applicants — March 1

Please note that Bates faculty will not review the Optional Arts Form supplement to the Common Application.  All arts submissions must be submitted electronically through Bates Online Arts Submissions Portal.


With her stoneware bowls in the foreground and art by Liane Fitzgerald ’12 in the background, ceramicist Catherine Elliott ’12 checks her computer during preparations for the 2012 Senior Exhibition. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

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