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Design and Production Concentration Interviews

Interview Dates

Saturday, December 3, 2022 (New York, Fordham University Theatre)
Sunday, December 4, 2022 (New York, Fordham University Theatre)
Saturday, January 21, 2023 (New York, Fordham University Theatre)
Sunday, January 22, 2023 (New York, Fordham University Theatre)
Saturday, January 28, 2023 (New York, Fordham University Theatre)
Sunday, January 29, 2023 (New York, Fordham University Theatre)

Deadlines

The university application deadline has been extended to November 8, 2022. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.

For all applicants interested in being considered for an in-person callback, the deadline to submit pre-screening materials has been extended to November 15, 2022.

If you are a Performance or D&P Concentration applicant and you note our December audition and interview dates as your preferred callback date, you will be notified of your prescreen result no later than Monday, November 21, 2022.

All other first-year applicants will be notified of their prescreen result no later than Friday, December 2, 2022. All transfer applicants will be notified of their prescreen result no later than Friday, December 16, 2022.

Transfer students, please note: The deadline for pre-screening materials follows a different schedule. Please refer to the Transfers page for more information.

Pre-Screening Requirements and Guidelines

Please submit the following materials to be considered for an in-person interview:

  • A photo and resume
  • One of the following: (prospective students may submit both, if you so choose)
    • Portfolio of your work
    • A description of how you would design a play of your choosing. Please make clear the title of the play and author. You may include one or more of the following:
      • A composite of research photos
      • Pictures, artwork, photos that inspire your vision
      • Aural inspirations (playlists, description of the aural world)
      • A thumbnail sketch of the scenic design

To submit materials:

You must submit an application for admission to Fordham University, in order to upload your pre-screening materials. Once you have applied, you will receive credentials to log into the Online Applicant Portal after the Office of Admission has acknowledged receipt of your admission application via email. Once you receive your credentials, please log into the Online Applicant Portal, find the section called Portfolio or Materials. This is where you will upload your pre-screening materials.

After you submit your pre-screening materials, you will receive a confirmation of its receipt. If the panel offers you a callback, then you will receive an invitation to a live audition on a specified callback date.

The callback interview will be with Mark Wendland, Interim Head of the Design and Production Concentration.

Interviews begin at 10 a.m.; interviews are scheduled every fifteen 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 later than your scheduled time should we run late. You should plan to be available for 30-45 minutes for your interview.

The day of the interview, you will also have the opportunity to talk with our Student Ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment time. The Ambassadors will provide tours of the school, including the dorms, throughout the day.

Finally, you will also have the option to attend a Fordham Theatre Q&A session. The Q&A session will begin each audition/interview day at 1:00 p.m. and will be approximately 45 minutes long. During this time, the Theatre faculty will talk with parents and prospective students about the program, our community, and life at Fordham. A representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission will also be present to answer any questions you have regarding admission, housing, and financial aid.

Questions?

Contact: theatre@fordham.edu or call 212-636-7562.

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