Please be advised that The High School of Art & Design will ONLY conduct Virtual Auditions for the 2021 - 2022 academic school year, in efforts to best streamline a more equitable process for all students, in line with the new virtual audition components and protocols provided from The Office of High School Enrollment and the Office of the Arts and Special Projects. There will be NO IN-PERSON AUDITIONS.

While we do not have final admissions details, the DOE would like to provide families with the common audition components as soon as possible so that students may begin preparing. To ensure consistent and equitable expectations for students and families in a virtual format, all audition schools will accept virtual auditions through the MySchools student submissions page (being built right now - more information to come soon). 

Within these parameters, students will be asked for consistent audition components and evaluated against consistent rubric criteria to ensure equity. We hope to soon communicate the common audition virtual components to families soon on our HSAD website, once they are published on the website. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IN-PERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 12/18/21 & SUNDAY 12/19/21 FOR ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE VIRTUAL AUDITION PORTFOLIO. Registration for these limited capacity workshops will be opened the week of 12/6/21.  Please check our website regularly for updates.

Applying to NYC’s performing arts programs? Auditions are poised to move online.

The education department says the admissions policy is not yet finalized: