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Does practicing art count as an extracurricular activity?

Hi guys, I've been working on my drawing and painting skills for years, but I don't have any formal art classes or clubs at my school. Can I still list this as an extracurricular activity on my college applications? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Absolutely! Practicing art, even without formal classes or clubs, can definitely be considered an extracurricular activity. Colleges value unique, self-driven, and passionate students, and your dedication to art demonstrates that.

You may want to consider including information about your artistic journey in the 'Additional Information' section of your application to provide deeper context. This could include details on how you've honed your skills independently, any art exhibitions or contests you've participated in, or even the technique or style you've developed over time.

Moreover, you could create an art portfolio to showcase your best work, as some colleges allow or even require portfolios for applicants intending to major in art-related fields. Combining a strong application with an impressive portfolio can help distinguish you in the admissions process. Good luck, and keep pursuing your artistic passions!

9 months ago

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