Admissions, Auditions, and Interviews
The Fordham Theatre Program is a B.A. that offers four pre-professional tracks for theatre majors: performance, design and production, playwriting, and directing. Entrance into all tracks, in addition to the University application (Fordham College at Lincoln Center for undergraduates), requires additional information from prospective students.
- Performance track (undergraduate): An audition
- Design and Production track (undergraduate): An interview and portfolio review
- Playwriting track (undergraduate): An interview and review of writing samples
- Directing track (undergraduate): An interview and (optional) portfolio review
No additional fees are required to audition.
View the registration information and dates for this past year's audition/interview season in the individual links above.
We also offer a theatre minor for undergraduate students, which does not require an audition or interview.
Prescreening and Callback Procedures
Prospective students will be required to submit prescreening materials to be considered for a live, virtual audition, or interview. More information on the specific material required for each track can be found in the above links.
Audition/Interview and Application Deadlines
The university application is November 1, 2020. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.
Acting and D&P applicants interested in being considered for a callback on December 12 or 13 must submit their prescreening materials by December 5, 2020.
All other applicants must submit their prescreening materials by January 13, 2021, to be eligible for a live, video callback.
Prescreening materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and prospective students will be notified individually if selected for a callback. We ask that all applicants reserve time on preferred audition day(s) in advance.
Selected applicants are strongly encouraged to attend their live callback. If you are not able to attend your callback audition/interview, a video submission may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Undergraduate Audition and Interview Dates
October 20, 2020 (Internal and External Performance Transfers only)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition.
December 12 and 13, 2020 (Performance Auditions and D&P Interviews only)
Auditions and Interviews for all four tracks
January 23, 2021
January 24, 2021
January 30, 2021
January 31, 2021
For international students, the audition and interview requirements for the Theatre major are the same as what is included on this page, but please visit the International Students page for application information to Fordham University
Contact: email@example.com or call 212-636-7562.
Requests for Individual Theatre Meetings
We are typically unable to accommodate requests for individual theatre meetings and theatre tours, though we do offer virtual Theatre Q&A sessions and tours during the dates of the live, video callbacks. You can also take a virtual tour of our campus or attend virtual events offered through Undergraduate Admissions.
Sitting in on Theatre Classes
Only students accepted into the theatre program will be invited to sit in on theatre classes in the spring. Accepted students will be notified of this opportunity.
Attending Theatre Productions
We welcome prospective students to attend any of our theatre productions throughout the year, and we are pleased to provide you with complimentary tickets. Please call our box office at 212-636-6340, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pair of complimentary tickets for one of our upcoming productions. Please be sure to specify that you are a prospective student when you reserve your tickets.