Theatre, Dance, and Art Students
Freshman and Transfer Deadlines
For each of Fordham's arts programs, there are special admission requirements in addition to the requirements for Freshman or Transfer admission.
Dance Admission Requirements
Students applying to the Ailey/Fordham BFA program must apply by the "Priority Performance" deadline. The Priority Performance Deadline has been extended to November 4. (Please note: Dance applicants should select "Early Action" on the application. However, candidates for this program will be viewed as "Priority Performance" and decisions will be rendered on a rolling basis between 2/1 and 4/1.).
Ailey Dance Applications are available online and can be found here. Selected candidates will be invited to audition after submitting the dance application to The Ailey School.
Additional information can be found on the Ailey web site or by watching the video below:
Theatre Admission Requirements
Students applying to the Theatre Major must apply by the "Priority Performance" deadline. The Priority Performance Deadline is November 1. (Please note: Theatre applicants should select "Early Action" on the application. However, candidates for this program will be viewed as "Priority Performance" and decisions will be rendered on a rolling basis between 2/1 and 4/1.).
Each of the programs within the Theatre Major (Performance, Design & Production, Playwriting, and Directing) requires a creative review as a part of the consideration for admission. Registration for auditions and interviews will open in early September and an audition/interview must be scheduled no later than December 15. Auditions will be held December through February.
Students should reference the Theatre Program for additional information.
Visual Arts Admission Requirements
Students applying to the Visual Arts Major may apply Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision. In addition to the regular admission requirements, we recommend that students should also submit a portfolio along with their application.
Please send a maximum of 10 samples of your work or a maximum of three short videos. After you submit your Fordham application, we will confirm application receipt via email. The email will contain instructions for setting up your Online Applicant Portal. Once you log in to your portal, you will find a link that says "Edit Portfolio"; simply click on the link to upload your files directly to your applicant record. Hard copy portfolios sent in via mail will not be accepted.