There is little advice for art that is different from the previous two “specialties,” but it is important to adapt to your own strengths. For example, if you are a capable painter or illustrator you should compile a portfolio, which you can send to the art departments. It is always great to hold an art show to benefit a cause that means something to you, and if you have a large enough portfolio holding an exhibit, shows your professionalism and skill in the art world.
These are some programs that are popular among high school students. This is by no means an exhaustive list of nationally recognized programs. Boy’s/Girls States