Communications/ Creative Writing

NOTE: CCA auditions will be virtual this year due to the ongoing community health crisis. Applicants will receive an email with your Zoom meeting details.

All Levels / Grades 6 – 12

Students should possess a sincere interest in and commitment to writing.

For an audition in Communications/ Creative Writing, students should be prepared to:

  • Provide a current, small photo (headshot) and a brief resume or paragraph describing the student’s reading preferences, favorite authors, preferred genres, and any writing accomplishments. You may email the headshot and resume to Please be sure to include the student name and fine arts major in the email. 
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge by discussing the vocabulary of the writer in an age-appropriate question-and-answer session. For example, describe the difference between fiction and non-fiction or the use of simile, metaphor, and imagery.
  • Present five samples of student writing, including a variety of pieces such as poetry, short stories, essays, or plays. Please note: Our Creative Writing teachers would appreciate the opportunity to review your writing portfolio in advance of your audition date. You may send the email with your attached portfolio to and Please be prepared to discuss your portfolio with our teachers as part of your audition.
  • Demonstrate creativity and writing skills in a timed writing exercise based on a given prompt. For example, “As soon as the aliens landed, they…” or “The big day was finally here, and now this? What a disaster….”

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