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Design and Production Major Interviews




2013-2014 Fordham Theatre Program's NYC Audition/Interview Schedule

Theatre applicants must submit academic applications to Fordham University no later than November 8th. Please check off "Early Action" on the Common Application, but be aware that decisions will not be released until March.

Auditions and interviews must be scheduled no later than December 14, 2013.

What Happens on Interview Day?

Fordham Lincoln Center
113 West 60th St. (at Columbus Ave.), 12th Fl. Lounge

Saturday, January 25, 2014 (Closed)

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603

Monday, February 3, 2014 (Closed)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (Closed)

The Westin Los Angeles Airport

5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Friday, February 7, 2014 (Closed)

Saturday, February 8, 2014 (Closed)

All interviews are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. If all interviews days are filled by the time you call or email to schedule,

Scheduling Form To schedule your interview, please click here.


New York City Interviews
The New York City interviews are held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th Street, NYC). Each day begins at 10:00 am. You will be emailed a confirmation of your interview time (Interviews are scheduled every thirty minutes throughout the day). Please be early for your interview. We will make every attempt to stay on schedule, but please be prepared to stay if we run late. You can expect to stay between a half-hour and three hours depending on if you participate in the Q & A session and/or take a tour of the campus and dorm.

The Q&A session each daywill begin at 1:00 pm (and last untilapproximately 1:45 pm). This is a time when the theatre faculty will talk with parents and prospective students about the theatre program.

Prospective students will also have an opportunity to talk with our Theatre Ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment time. The Ambassadors will also periodically be giving tours of the school and the dorms throughout the day. Sara Dougan from the Office of Undergraduate Admission will be present as well to answer any questions you have regarding admission, housing, and financial aid.

At the interview you will meet thesefaculty members:

CHAD MCARVER, Design and Production Faculty
KAI BROTHERS, Theatre Program Production Manager

MATTHEW MAGUIRE, Theatre Program Director, Head of the Performance Track
CARLA JACKSON, Theatre Program Administrator

Portfolio Review
Please bring (do not mail) a portfolio with representations of your work (this may include design work, art work, sketches, slides, photos, etc.). 

Other Interviews
Phone interviews and interviews on other dates
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled interview days, you may be able to schedule an individual interview on another date with one of the Theatre Design Faculty. Please contact us at to discuss this possibility. We advise against phone interviews for the design and production track and encourage you to interview in person.

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