audition requirements

We understand that this may be intimidating. 

Please know that everyone has unique talents and skills and an equal chance

Your attitude will determine a lot of your success.  

We do not expect anyone to have prior architectural design experience.

applications are CLOSED For 2024 - 2025 School year.

PLEASE NOTE:  An error in our portion of the application is not allowing recommender email addresses to be entered. Therefore, we will NOT utilize recommendations for this year's review process.


Slides for Audition Page 2022-23

Expectation of honesty:

The responses here are expected to be wholly your own. You should receive no assistance of any kind. This includes but is not limited to: anyone else prompting you with questions, phrases, hints, or providing any grammar, spelling, or editing assistance. Drawings should also be wholly your own.

Do not seek outside sources [like the internet] of any kind.


Do not share your responses with anyone.


DIFFERENT pre-screen processes.

After completing the FAC application in Backpack, please complete and submit the FAC Architecture Pre-screen Form which includes both drawing and written portions of the pre-screen process.

FAC Architecture Pre-screen Form

FAC Architecture Google Slide Template



Google Slides, created using the FAC Arch. Google Slide Template, are to be uploaded in the FAC Architecture Pre-screen Form [both linked above on this page].

Watch this video showing how to photograph the sketches. [Created by and starring RStockham - Former Instructor for Architecture Foundations 1H]

Open the FAC Architecture Pre-screen Form [linked above on this page] and follow the directions carefully. Below is a list of vocabulary with definitions and examples for your reference [Vocabulary List: Principles and Elements of Design].

Prepare 4 quick sketches:

Sketch from real life on 8 ½ x 11 plain white copy paper with a regular #2 pencil the following:

Follow the instructions carefully:

Sketch from real life, not photographs or memory.

Spend no less than 5 and no more than 15 minutes on each sketch.

These are not intended to be finished works of art. DO NOT ERASE ANYTHING.

FILL THE PAGE. Scale the objects up or down to fit the page. Think about the composition of the page.

Put things under a light to help generate shadows and accentuate the shape of the objects.

Do not worry about (or include) text or graphic patterns on the objects. Simply pay attention to and draw the shapes, proportions, and perspective.

Photograph or scan the sketches.

Open the FAC Architecture Google Slide template [linked above on this page], make a copy, and save it as First name Last name [please use exactly the same one as on the application].

Upload images of sketches into the appropriate slide, fill in the blanks, and be sure to include a brief reflection.

Arch Principles and Elements.pdf

Look at the Admissions Page for all date requirements.

Please only apply to the Fine Arts Center if you can commit to following the application and audition instructions, checking your email and your Backpack account regularly, and showing up to your audition time if you are offered an audition.


In order to receive an audition with us, you must be a student in good standing at your school.  We will look at your discipline record and grades to ensure that you will be a successful student in the rigorous, independent learning environment of the FAC.


*Students who will not be attending a GCS High School next year - Charter School, Home School, Private School, Virtual School: