Admissions, Auditions, and Interviews
The Fordham Theatre Program is a BA that offers four pre-professional tracks for theatre majors: performance, design & 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
Additionally, payment of a non-refundable audition fee of $50 is required immediately after registering for your audition.
NOTE: If you are an internal transfer, the fee will be waived. Please notify us after registering for your audition/interview.
View the registration information and dates for this past year's audition/interview season in the individual links above.
Once you have registered, your confirmation email will include a payment link. You must pay the audition/interview fee, in a timely manner, in order to avoid cancellation of your audition/interview.
We also offer a theatre minor for undergraduate students, which does not require an audition or interview.
Audition/Interview and Application Deadlines
The university application is November 1, 2019. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.
In addition, you must schedule your audition/interview by December 15, 2019.
Undergraduate Audition and Interview Dates
October 19, 2019 New York, NY (Internal and External Performance Transfers only)
December 7, 2019 New York, NY (Performance Auditions & D & P Interviews only)
Auditions and Interviews for all four tracks
January 18, 2020, New York, NY
January 19, 2020, New York, NY
January 25, 2020, New York, NY
Performance Auditions Only
February 03, 2020, Chicago, IL
February 04, 2020, Chicago, IL
February 05, 2020, Chicago, IL
February 08, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
February 09, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
New York auditions/interviews are held at:
Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street (Corner of Columbus and 60th)
New York, NY 10023
Chicago auditions are held at:
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Los Angeles auditions are held at:
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
For prospective performance students unable to attend an audition in person, we do allow video auditions via an online upload portal. Please see Video Auditions for details about this process.
For international students, the audition and interview requirements for the Theatre major are the same as what is included on this page, but please go to this 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 Theatre Q&A sessions and tours during the dates of the New York City auditions. If you plan a campus visit on another day, you are welcome to take one of the campus tours offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Please call 718-817-4000 to schedule your visit.
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.