MFAA is an intensive, three-week summer residential program for highly motivated high school sophomores or juniors, with courses in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing and music.
The application period runs from Jan. 2 to March 6. The application, including a portfolio or audition video, essay and student evaluation form, will be reviewed and adjudicated by a panel of artists and educators. Selected students will receive letters of invitation in March 2015.
Fees and scholarships
The full program fee for MFAA 2015 is $1,600. The fee is all-inclusive, covering the cost for lodging, meals, instruction, supplies, and extra-curricular activities.
The Academy offers need-based scholarships at two levels: students who qualify for free school meals may receive a $1,200 scholarship, allowing them to attend for $400; students who qualify for reduced-price school meals may receive a $900 scholarship, allowing them to attend for $700.
MFAA graduates who subsequently enroll as full-time Missouri State students will receive a scholarship of three credit hours during their first semester of full-time college enrollment.
Students who complete the Academy also earn 3 hours of college credit in interdisciplinary studies at no additional cost. This credit is generally transferable to college or university degree programs.
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