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.
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, 2021. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants interested in being considered for an in-person or live, video callback must submit their prescreening materials by November 10, 2021.
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.
If you are a Performance track or D&P applicant and you note our December audition and interview dates as your preferred callback date, you will be notified of your prescreen result latest November 20, 2021. All other applicants will be notified of their prescreen result latest December 15, 2021.
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
Performance Auditions and D&P Interviews only
December 4, 2021, New York
December 5, 2021, Virtual
Auditions and Interviews for all four tracks
January 22, 2022, New York
January 23, 2022, Virtual
January 29, 2022, New York
January 30, 2022, New York
February 7, 2022, Chicago
February 8, 2022, Chicago
February 12, 2022, Anaheim
February 13, 2022, Anaheim
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.