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OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023-2024

JANUARY 11, 2023 – FEBRUARY 13, 2023

*Applications will only be accepted during these dates

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Campus Tours

Campus Tours take place the first Wednesday of the month at 9AM.

Beginning January 11, Campus Tours will take place EVERY Wednesday at 9AM.

To reserve a spot for an upcoming Campus Tour, you must RSVP HERE.

For any questions, please contact Paula Fukuhara at paula.fukuhara@artsacademics.org.

Open House

CLICK HERE to watch our Open House Video.

Join us for a virtual open house to learn about how an arts-based education will inspire your child to think more creatively, work collaboratively with teachers and peers, and grow to be a future innovator. It is proven that arts integration in the classroom increases academic and emotional success!

This event was hosted LIVE on Facebook by our Principal, Dr. Jennifer Jackson. She introduces our FWAFA Department Chairs, shows you our classrooms in action, gives you glimpses of performances, and answers your questions in a live Q&A session.

If you’re interested in FWAFA, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to explore our school!

Audition Workshops

2023-2024 AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

Dec 10 & Jan 14 

The audition workshop is designed to help students know what to expect and feel better prepared for their actual audition(s). We encourage parents to attend this mock audition experience with their student. This gives parents the knowledge they need to help their student continue to prepare after the workshop.

Audition Workshop FAQ & Schedule

CLICK HERE to RSVP to an Audition Workshop

Virtual Goodie Bag

Our Virtual Goodie Bag is a touch-free information packet, including handouts with details regarding auditions, after-school arts programs, FAQ’s and more!

Open Virtual Goodie Bag

How to Apply

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023-2024 RUNS JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 13

Please follow the application process below to schedule an audition. Auditions will be held in-person on the campus of Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.

1. Click here to download your application.

When opening fillable PDF forms, you may receive an error in your web browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Safari).  If you cannot open a file, or receive an error message:

  • Make sure an up-to-date version of Adobe Reader is downloaded and installed on your computer.
  • Save the file you are trying to open to your computer.
  • Open Adobe Reader, and use it to open the file.

You can also right click on the saved file and select “Open With…” and select Adobe Reader to open the file instead.

2. Email your completed application to application@FWAFA.org

  • If you are unable to fill out the PDF online, another option is to print the application and fill it out by hand. You may then take a photo of the application and email it to the same address listed above.

3. Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email confirmation from Paula Fukuhara within 24 hours (applications submitted during the weekends will receive a response the following Monday) with important next steps. Please check your junk/spam folder for this email and if you still do not see the response, please contact us.

For more information regarding applying to FWAFA or the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts admission process, please contact Paula Fukuhara at Paula.Fukuhara@FWAFA.org or 817.766.2390 ext. 112.

Current Admission Process

1

Explore the Process

We are so excited you want to audition for FWAFA! It’s never too early to start preparing. The first step is getting familiar with the application process. Explore the following documents and remember to contact us if you have any questions. These documents are for reference only and may change from year to year.

  • Audition Requirements, Score Sheets & Rubrics
2

Apply for Admission

Students from accepted ISDs (see below) may start the admission process by Completing an Application and auditioning.

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Audition to Join Us

Grades 3-6 must audition in TWO of the following disciplines: Choir, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Art.

Grades 7-8 must audition in ONE of the following disciplines: Choir, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Art. Grades 7-8 have the option to audition in a SECOND area, and the higher score will be used to determine admission. Please note: a second audition is NOT REQUIRED for grades 7-8.

Grades 9-12 audition in ONE of the following disciplines: Choir, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Art. Please note: a second audition is not allowed for grades 9-12.


Auditions for the 23-24 school year will take place in-person, on the FWAFA campus. Applicants will be scored using the provided rubrics for their chosen artistic discipline(s). Students must meet a minimum required score for acceptance. Those who receive adequate scores will either be offered admittance to FWAFA or be placed on the waitlist until a spot becomes available.

Applicants will not receive audition feedback, copies of their scoresheets, or be given access to their final audition score(s).

Once a student has been admitted to FWAFA, they will be given the opportunity to audition for our premier performing groups (i.e. Children’s Choir of Texas, Singing Girls of Texas, Texas Boys Choir, Academy Dance Company, Academy Dance Company Trainees, and Academy Musical Theatre Company).

What are the Accepted ISDs?

Students whose parent or guardian currently resides in any of the following TEA-approved ISDs are eligible to apply:

Aledo ISD
Alvarado ISD
Arlington ISD
Azle ISD
Birdville ISD
Burleson ISD
Carroll ISD
Castleberry ISD
Cedar Hill ISD
Cleburne ISD
Coppell ISD
Crowley ISD
Dallas ISD
DeSoto ISD
Duncanville ISD
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Everman ISD
Fort Worth ISD
Godley ISD
Granbury ISD
Grand Prairie ISD
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
Joshua ISD
Keene ISD
Keller ISD
Kennedale ISD
Lake Worth ISD
Mansfield ISD
Northwest ISD
Peaster ISD
Springtown ISD
Weatherford ISD
White Settlement ISD