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Design and Production Track Interviews

Interview Dates

December 7, 2019 New York, NY
January 18, 2020 New York, NY
January 19, 2020 New York, NY
January 25, 2020 New York, NY
February 8, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

Please register here for your interview . Payment of a non-refundable interview fee of $50 is required immediately after registering for your interview. Your confirmation email will include a payment link. 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.

We also offer a theatre minor for undergraduate students, which does not require an interview.

Requirements and Guidelines

The University application deadline is November 1, 2019. Late applications will be accepted, but only on a case-by-case basis.
You must schedule your interview slot by December 15, 2019.
Design and Production track interviews include a portfolio review. Please upload your materials at least two weeks in advance of your interview to the Arts & Materials Portal.

To submit interview materials:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 register for your interview, you will receive an email confirmation of your interview time. 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 stay for at least 30-45 minutes for your interview. In addition, you will have the opportunity to talk with our theatre ambassadors about the program while you wait for your appointment. The ambassadors also provide tours of the school and the residence halls throughout the day.

Finally, 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.

On your interview day, you will meet with two or three of the following Theatre faculty:

Clint Ramos, Scenic & Costume Designer, Head of Design and Production 

Shaun Suchan, Production Manager; Design and Production Faculty 

Chad McArver, Design Faculty 

Guest Design and Stage Management Teachers and alumni.


Contact: or call 212-636-7562.

Various scenes from different theatre productions