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A Free, Must Attend Event for Creative College-Bound Students

Arlington, VA—College-bound students interested in music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines are invited to learn more about undergraduate and graduate degrees offered in their area of interest at the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Atlanta Performing and Visual Arts College Fair.

The event will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The fair — which is free and open to the public — will run from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. There will also be a workshop on College Admission 101 from 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. before the fair.

The event is being held in partnership with ArtsBridge Foundation, which works to expand the reach, opportunity and value of arts education throughout Georgia by offering arts education programs for K-12 students. Although a growing number of students are pursuing college degrees in music, theater, art, dance, visual arts, graphic design and writing, few resources exist for artistically inclined students as they plan their college careers. NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs, offered in 25 locations throughout the country, fill that gap by providing attendees a chance to learn about educational opportunities tailored to their needs.

Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, studios, festivals, and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the arts. Information about financial aid, portfolio days, and audition and entrance requirements, will also be available.

“ArtsBridge Foundation is excited to partner with NACAC to bring this performing and visual arts college fair to Atlanta,” said Natalie Barrow, director of arts education and community outreach, ArtsBridge Foundation. “Our city and state are filled with so many talented high school students who will have the opportunity to meet with college representatives and learn about how they can pursue a degree that matches their passion for the arts.”

More than 20,000 students attend NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs annually. This fall’s new locations include Cleveland, Charlotte, Kansas City, and Phoenix.

For more information about the fair, including a full schedule of participating schools, fields of study for each school in attendance, pre-fair informational sessions, and student registration information visit: Students are encouraged to register before the event.

About NACAC: NACAC is an Arlington, VA-based education association of more than 15,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.


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