You'll sweat. You'll think.
You'll make wild, impassioned work.

The faculty will push you and you'll push back.


At HPI, we care more about how creative you are than how many pirouettes you can do or how well you did in your scene study class. We are looking for undergraduate and post-bac artists who demonstrate:

  • A strong background in an artistic practice: dance, theater, music, visual art, design, etc.
  • An interest in taking risks and in process-based, contemporary work
  • The ability to collaborate and function well as a citizen in a close artistic community

Admissions Timeline

The HPI program runs in the fall only and you may apply at any time.

Admission is on a rolling basis but space is limited so early application is highly recommended.


  • Online Registration
  • Information form (upon receipt of online application)
  • Artistic statement
  • Work sample

If additional information is needed, we will notify you, but the following documents may be requested:

  • References
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Scholarship letter of interest & budget, if applicable