The New Mexico School for the Arts offers passionate young artists throughout New Mexico access to an award-winning, professional arts and academic program, and we’re excited that you are interested in joining our dynamic, driven, creative community!
NMSA accepts applications for incoming 9th, 10th and 11th grade students from across the state through an annual competitive audition and portfolio admissions process in one of the school’s five core arts disciplines, including Visual Arts, Theatre, Creative Writing & Literature, Music (Vocal, Jazz and Instrumental), and Dance. Admission to NMSA is based solely on an arts audition or portfolio review- no academic criteria are used.
NMSA’s annual application period for the following school year opens between mid-August and early September, and closes in early February. Check back frequently for exact dates.