Students must receive an invitation to audition.

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Class of 2024 Auditions: March 4 & 5, 2022

The On-Site Audition

We’re excited you have the opportunity to audition for a potential spot at our state’s only public residential high school for advanced instruction in fine arts!

By audition day, you’ll need to have your portfolio ready (if your arts discipline requires one) and check in, on time, at the Student Life Center on the MSA campus. An appointment schedule will be provided with your invitation letter or via e-mail.

The audition includes two events:

  1. Audition applicants will attend a short interview by MSA representatives.
  2. Audition applicants will complete on-site audition for their chosen arts discipline(s). 

If you have questions about audition, please contact Admissions at 601-823-1300 as soon as possible. You may also email questions to

The Status Letter

After a few weeks past audition, you will be notified of your audition status by postal mail. If you receive accepted status, your acceptance letter will include a time-sensitive intent form that must be returned if you are planning to attend Mississippi School of the Arts.

If you are accepted into more than one arts discipline, you have the option to choose one among the accepted art disciplines shown in your status letter. Although you are allowed to choose only one discipline, you may take courses in other disciplines if your class schedule allows. For instance, a Literary Arts major interested in screenwriting may take Media courses for film and cinema studies.

New Student Enrollment

After receiving your intent form, the Admissions Office will send a New Student Information packet by postal mail. You’ll need to register as a new student using our online system prior to New Student Day. We’ll then begin preparing for your transfer to Mississippi School of the Arts.

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