Information on additional specialization requirements for Lesley's Expressive Therapies Programs.
For additional information on requirements and preparation, please contact the Assistant Director of Advising and Student Services at 617.349.8444.
Please review the Slide Room Portfolio Submission Process below.
Applicants must submit a minimum of 15–20 digital images of their art work as part of the application process. The images should represent a variety of media, including two- and three-dimensional work, self-expression, and a range of technical abilities. (Website URLs are not an acceptable format for the portfolio submission.)
Applicants should have extensive dance experience, including modern dance. Applicants should submit a video with 3-5 minutes of dance footage cued to the section that you want us to view. A website link may also be submitted in place of a video.
Applicants should have experience with improvisation, performance and/or applied theatre. As part of the application process, you'll participate in an improvisational interview on campus.
Applicants should have extensive musical experience. For your 30-minute interview, prepare to talk about your interest in music therapy and mental health counseling, your relationship with music and arts in health, and why you're choosing Lesley University.
You'll also be asked to play music. Be prepared to:
We realize you may have different levels of competencies in guitar, keyboard, and voice, and we can discuss that in the interview. If you are unable to attend an interview, submit an audio/video clip in Slideroom with footage cued to the section you want us to view.
Applicants should have extensive arts-based experience in one or more art forms. Each applicant must submit a portfolio of artwork in one or more art forms that demonstrates her/his level of engagement in the arts. This can include digital images of visual artwork, a video of dance, drama, or performance-based artwork, audio or video of music performance, and/or poetry/creative writing submission.
Portfolios should be submitted electronically through Slide Room. The link to upload images, video and audio is lesley.slideroom.com.
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