New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers students intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking & audio production, music (classical, jazz, 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. Our annual application season begins each fall with a January application deadline and auditions in the spring.


Link To Online Application Here

NOCCA Provides Many Resources For Students Who Are Applying & Auditioning

  1. Share your email with us here. You will receive all announcements of opportunities, workshops and deadlines to apply.
  2. Open Studio Days: these are our Open House Events. The perfect time for your family to visit NOCCA and the programs we offer. They are free and open to the public. You can view these on our events calendar.
  3. Audition Information Sessions: these are not required but provide great information (directly from our arts faculty) to help students successfully audition. These are announced by email to those who have shared their email with us. You share with us here.
  4. Application Deadline: it is the one date all successful students need to remember. All applications are typically due in January of each year.

A Student Services representative will be happy to assist you as you go through the application and audition process. For more information, you may call 504.940.2787.