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Welcome!  We are excited that you are interested in pursuing your arts training with us. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, professional arts training center that offers students intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking & audio production, music (classical, jazz, classical vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding simultaneous academic excellence. Admission to NOCCA’s tuition-free programs is by audition only.

The key to NOCCA’s success is the ethic of discipline and responsibility it instills in students, which prepares them for productive adult lives whether or not they choose to pursue art careers.
Creativity requires exploration, evaluation, knowledge, discipline and risk-taking.  In turn, it embodies resilience, problem solving skills and a trust in the process of discovery that enables innovation.

We are ready to help you navigate this unique admissions process.  Our annual application season takes place each fall for the following school year. Auditions take place each spring. 

Select the program for which you are auditioning from the list on the left to learn more about the exact requirements and to start your application.  Applicants may only apply to one discipline.  We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application. 


The application deadline was January 21, 2022.


Start preparing now. Auditions are in February!

Questions about NOCCA?  504.940.2787 or frontdesk@nocca.com.

Questions about the application? Leigh Traylor at 504.940.2825 or ltraylor@nocca.com.

Technical Questions?  Visit the Acceptd Help Desk.