Design and Production Track Interviews
We'll be interviewing in New York in December (2018) and January (2019). Please check back on this page for the specific interview dates which will be updated by late September.
Also, a non-refundable interview fee of $50 is required after registering for your interview. Once you have registered, your confirmation email will include a payment link. Please check back on this page for the registration link which will be updated by late September. You must pay the interview fee, in a timely manner, in order to avoid cancellation of your interview. However, if you are an internal transfer, the fee will be waived. Please notify us after registering for your interview.
Requirements and Guidelines
The University application deadline is now November 7. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.
You must schedule your interview by December 18.
Design and Production Major interviews include a portfolio review. Please upload your materials, at least two weeks in advance of your interview, to our portfolio hub:
To submit interview materials:
- You must submit an application for admission to Fordham University, in order to upload your portfolio. 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. Here is where you will upload your portfolio, again, at least two weeks in advance of your interview.
- After uploading your materials, you will see a link prompting you to Edit Details on each piece. We encourage you to enter the title of your work.
- Do not mail DVDs or any other hard copy interview materials to Fordham, as we no longer accept any materials submitted via any other method but the Online Applicant Portal.
You must also (not instead of) bring your portfolio to your interview (do not mail). The portfolio could include design work, artwork, sketches, slides, photos, etc.
Design and Production interview days begin at 10 a.m. Interviews are scheduled every few minutes throughout the day. After you schedule your audition online, you will receive an email confirmation of your audition time. Please be early for your audition. 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 stay for 30-45 minutes for your audition. You will also have the opportunity to talk with our Theatre Ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment time. The Ambassadors provide tours of the school and the dorms throughout the day.
In addition, we offer the option to attend a Fordham Theatre Q&A session. The Q&A session will begin each day at 1 p.m. and is approximately 45 minutes long. This is a time when the Theatre faculty will talk with parents and prospective students about the Theatre program. A representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission will also be present to answer any questions you have regarding admission, housing, and financial aid.
You will meet with two or three of the following Theatre faculty:
Becky Bodurtha, Costume Designer, Assistant Professor, Head of Design
Kai Brothers, Production Manager; Design and Production Faculty
Chad McArver, Design Faculty
Shaun Suchan, Light and Sound Supervisor; Design and Production Faculty
Contact: email@example.com or call 212-636-7562.