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The COTA Application Process

The Application Process for the College Of The Arts is easy and can be completed online! Simply follow these steps:
  1. Complete our Online Application
  2. Our Admissions Office will grant you access to continue your application in Populi - our student information system
  3. You will recieve an e-mail from Populi to set up a password; then you will log in to your Populi account and complete the application components
  4. Once completed and approved, your application will be submited to the Dean for acceptance review
  5. You will recieve an e-mail from the admissions department regarding your acceptance 

**If you are seeking to enter the COTA Worship Ministry degree program, you will need to complete the audition process.

The COTA Audition Process

To complete acceptance into the College Of The Arts Worship Ministry degree program, the college requires a musical assessment for admission. Once your initial application has been accepted, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant’s email address (as provided on the application) within 2-4 business days after the application is submitted.

Because of the skills necessary for worship ministry, all students in our Worship Ministry degree program must be able to demonstrate exceptional aptitude and musical talent. Through the audition, you will need to demonstrate your areas of strength, and we hope to determine whether or not we think your musical aptitude and abilities will match those needed for our program.

Recorded Auditions: Recorded auditions must include audio and video. Specific instructions for the recorded audition and basic musicianship test will be sent to the applicant’s email address (as provided on the application) within 2-4 business days after the application is submitted. Do not record any audition materials until the email is received.

Please Note: The instructions provided for recorded auditions are designed so the recorded audition mirrors a live audition as much as possible. Microphones and any production effects may not be used for recorded auditions.





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For questions concerning the application and/or audition process, you can contact our Nashville office at (615) 236-6562 or email info@collegeofthearts.org.