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WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IN SELECT GRADES!

We are currently accepting applications for Grades 4 and 10-12 for the 2022-2023 school year.

In this video, explore 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! Apply to FWAFA

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Campus Tours

We have completed all campus tours for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check back in August to sign up for a tour during the 2022-2023 school year.

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

Open House

January 12 | 7PM on Facebook LIVE
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Grades 3-12) will accept applications for auditions starting January 12 for the ’22-’23 school year.

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 will be hosted LIVE on Facebook by our principal, Dr. Jennifer Jackson and our President/CEO, Mr. Gravley. They will introduce you to our incredible FWAFA Department Chairs, show you our classrooms in action, give you glimpses of performances, and answer 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

WATCH OUR AUDITION WORKSHOP:

In our audition workshop, we provide a step-by-step video on how to successfully complete an online audition for Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and our audition coaches host a Q&A to give extra tips and answer parent questions. 

CLICK HERE to watch the FWAFA 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

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRADES 4 & 10-12

Please follow the application process below to schedule an audition. Auditions will be conducted in an online format.

  1. Download your application.
  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.

The Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Admission Process

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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
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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 22-23 school year will take place online. 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 Singers, 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