School of the Arts
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You must create an account or log in to apply for an audition

If your child is currently enrolled in a DPS school, you will need his/her six-digit ID number. Please have that available before you begin your online application.

To complete the audition application,

  • Create an account
  • Enter your username and password in the login box
  • Click on the "Apply to audition" link in the top menu
  • Enter Parent/Guardian info
  • Enter Applicant info

Welcome to the Denver School of the Arts audition application

PLEASE NOTE: This online application serves the sole purpose of applying to qualify for admittance to Denver School of the Arts and is not a request to enroll in the school. After completing this application and attending a pre-audition meeting, your student will be scheduled for an audition. The week of January 30, 2018, you will be notified via e-mail as to whether or not your student has qualified to attend DSA. If he/she does qualify and you are interested in enrolling, you must submit a DPS SchoolChoice form ranking DSA as one of your preferred schools. SchoolChoice forms may be submitted at DSA and are due on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

  • Step 1- You must create an account in the DSA online application system. This will be your username, email, etc.
  • Step 2- You must apply online. This is the actual application: your child’s name, address, grade, major, parent contact.

You will receive TWO emails from the DSAno-reply email. The first is confirmation your account was created, the second is the one that confirms you have applied

Mandatory Pre-audition Meetings

After submitting their application between October 9th and November 17th at noon, prospective students will attend their mandatory pre-audition meeting at DSA:

PianoNovember 276 pmLibrary
TheaterNovember 276 pmSchomp Theatre
DanceNovember 276 pmConcert Hall
Video CinemaNovember 286 pmLibrary
Creative WritingNovember 286 pmSchomp Theatre
Stagecraft & DesignNovember 286 pmConcert Hall

(note: Stagecraft & Design will be accepting applicants in grades 9-12 only)

GuitarNovember 296 pmLibrary
Visual ArtsNovember 296 pmSchomp Theatre
BandNovember 296 pmConcert Hall
OrchestraNovember 296 pmConcert Hall
Vocal MusicNovember 306 pmSchomp Theatre

(note: the written component of the Creative Writing audition is Saturday, December 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please keep this time period open and available. Please look at the Creative Writing webpage for specific information regarding what students will need to bring to their writing audition on December 16th.)

About DSA

The Denver School of the Arts (est. 1991) is the only comprehensive secondary arts magnet school (grades 6-12) in the Rocky Mountain region. Over 1,050 students are provided opportunities to grow academically and artistically in their beautiful complex in Northeast Denver's Stapleton/Park Hill community.

As a non-tuition public school magnet program, DSA is proud of its diverse student population and a campus culture that is accepting of all personalities. Students are admitted to DSA through an audition process in one art major of their choice: Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Orchestra, Piano, Guitar, Stagecraft & Design (high school only), Theatre, Video Cinema Arts, Visual Art or Vocal Music.

DSA won the John Irwin School of Excellence Award in 2003, 2004 and 2010. DSA was awarded "America's Best High School Award" by US News and World Report in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. DSA's comprehensive and challenging standards-based academic program includes Honors and AP classes, college credit coursework, and post-secondary options. DSA posts one of the district's highest graduation rates and the overwhelming majority of its students move on to universities or conservatories.