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Jennifer Jackson
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Brianna Moore
Admissions Recruiter

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Our Mailing Address:
ATTN: Admissions Office
Mississippi School of the Arts
P.O. Box 229
Brookhaven, MS 39602-0229

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The Class of 2019 audition application season has passed. Thank you to all Mississippi high school students who applied. The class of 2020 audition application will be available in the fall of this year. Tell everyone you know! 

Mississippi School of the Arts is not a college, private institution or charter school. We’re a fully-accredited, public residential high school operated by the Mississippi State Board of Education / Mississippi Department of Education and funded by Mississippi Legislature. MSA is located on a former college campus, where most buildings are listed on the national register of historic places. MSA focuses on the advanced study of fine arts, aligned with a college preparatory curriculum.

Criteria for Admission to Mississippi School of the Arts

  • Be a resident anywhere in Mississippi.
  • Be a current tenth grader with a minimum of 10 Carnegie units of study upon the completion of the tenth grade year
  • Demonstrate artistic achievement in the visual, performing, or literary arts
  • Submit a completed online application with supporting documents
  • Complete an on-site interview (by invitation only)
  • Audition and/or present a portfolio for review on site (by invitation only)
  • Have an overall high school grade point average of 2.5 (Schools must include all visual and performing arts course grades in calculating overall GPA)

Costs to Attend Mississippi School of the Arts

Students pay no tuition to attend MSA. However, there is a Room & Board fee of $1,000 per year to assist with the expenses of housing a student. Legislative appropriations support most of the costs for attendance at MSA. Parents will also be responsible for expenses such as incidental fees, laundry, spending money and for individual expenses. Fees vary according to arts disciplines. A fee schedule is provided in the student handbook. Students may apply for a hardship waiver to assist with these fees upon acceptance to attend Mississippi School of the Arts.

Interview & Audition Application Process


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  1. Get access to a personal desktop/laptop computer (preferred). If you do not have personal access, you may check with your local school district, public library, family member or friend’s house.
  2. Create an online InfoSnap account. You will need an e-mail address for this process. If you do not have an e-mail account, you may use free services such as Yahoo Mail, G-Mail, Microsoft Live, etc.
  3. Follow all prompts and answer questions as required.
  4. Recommendation forms will be populated for each discipline that is selected for audition. Students are permitted to audition for up to three arts disciplines.
  5. All materials listed on the checklist (transcripts, residency, recommendations, etc.) at the conclusion of the online submission must be mailed to the school address provided. Click here to download additional copies of supplement forms as seen in the online application.
  6. You may save your online application at any time and return later by logging in with your InfoSnap account, but make sure to submit your application by February 1st.
  7. If selected, you will receive an invitation for on-site interview and audition. Prepare to attend Auditions Day / Weekend by having your student portfolio ready. For a list if things to prepare for, please view our programs of study.
  8. After Auditions Day / Weekend, scores will be tallied based on a rubric scale. If selected, you will receive official MSA notification. Good luck to all of the applicants!

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Inactivity Timeout Period: For security, there is a 15-minute inactivity auto-logout. If you step away from your computer, the online application will automatically logout after 15 minutes. You’ll then need to login again to continue.
Forgotten Account Password: Once you set up your InfoSnap account, Mississippi School of the Arts cannot provide assistance to forgotten account passwords, because we do not have access to that particular area. Please contact InfoSnap support for help logging in.