• General Audition Information


    Thank you for your interest in Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Our auditions take place in the beginning of the year for the following school year. Auditions for 2022-2023 school year will be conducted in person in January 2022. The online application is now available by clicking here.

    Come back and visit our website for updated information as we get closer to our audition season. In the meantime we ask that you and your child review the audition requirements for the interested Art Area. Please refrain from submitting any audition paperwork until the audition application is available. Any documents received before that time will not be accepted.

    Entrance Requirements 
    • Acceptance to Douglas Anderson is by audition only.

    • Students must minimally be at an intermediate skill level.

    • Must have completed and submitted the Online Form. (NOW AVAILABLE!)

    • Two recommendations are required. Print two Recommendation forms from DA’s website and give to instructor(s) familiar with your art’s progress. Recommendations should be e-mailed to daadmissions@duvalschools.org before the audition.

    • A copy of the student’s most recent report card must be submitted. A 2.0 Grade Point Average is required. Florida law requires a minimum 2.0 grade point average for participation in state performances, which includes All-State, State Thespians, gallery showings, and other school-related activities.

    Your audition will include an interview in addition to other arts area requirements.

    In order for your child to audition for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, the above steps must be completed. Douglas Anderson is not part of the school choice/magnet lottery!

    Douglas Anderson offers a four-year, full academic curriculum, which includes honors, dual enrollment, and advanced placement courses. The advanced intensive arts curriculum includes visual arts, dance, vocal, band, orchestra, guitar, piano, cinematic arts, creative writing, and theatre (including performance, technical, and musical theatre). A minimum of 12 courses in the student's arts major is required.
    Additional Contractual Agreements
    All arts areas require fair share contributions. The amount varies among arts areas and performance groups. (Fund-raising opportunities are provided for all students to earn the fair share.) Additional area-specific requirements that affect a student’s grade may be mandatory. Arts directors will provide more information at new-student orientation.  
    All students are required to take the core required courses in their arts area curriculum, as noted in the curriculum guide.
    The Duval County School System currently provides buses to and from Douglas Anderson.  Please refer to our transportation page for more information
    Additional Information
    If you have any additional questions about DA, or the audition process, please feel free to e-mail us at DAAdmissions@duvalschools.org.  Please be sure to include your student's name and art area in your correspondence.