About the FAP Application



The application process for FAP is simple, and fun!  Remember the objective of FAP is to introduce you to each other and the Harvard campus THROUGH the arts.  This will not be a chance for you to play your flute for 5 days, but rather to try art forms you've never tried before, learn new things, and see in depth what Harvard has to offer ALL artists. 

We keep you really busy at FAP, so expect fully booked days and plan ahead!  Make sure to get in some extra violin practice or the like and write your Freshman Seminar applications before you arrive, because "copious free time" is not a word we know at FAP.




The FAPplication (heyo!) consists of two parts:


an online form where you tell us a little bit about yourself and your artistic experience and endeavours


an "artistic self-description" that will be submitted digitally.

Online Application: Everyone must fill out the online portion of the FAPplication.  

Artistic Self-Description: What is this, you may ask?  The suspense is killing us, too.  

At FAP, everyone’s a beginner at something. It’s a place for exploring new art forms, not a place to showcase the things you’re already good at!

We’re looking for a combination of the following things:

  • demonstrated enthusiasm in the arts
  • willingness to get out of your comfort zone 
  • interest in diving into the arts at Harvard

We recognize that everyone applying will have a unique combination of the above. We invite you to send in an application that shows us who you are and what you love to do. Please share your artistic self with us in the way that makes most sense to you. For the supplement, we’ve received everything from boxes of art to bedroom safaris, cake pops, zip drive media adventures, recordings of performances, and more!  

We look forward to seeing your work! If you have any questions about the general process or the program in general, please email fapproctor@gmail.com with any and all questions!  The deadline for the application for FAP 2020 will be posted here soon.