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Fine and Performing Arts Admission Requirements

If you’re interested in our Division of Fine and Performing Arts, you’ll need to take a few additional steps in your application. Think of it as your opportunity to showcase and celebrate your talent.

Admission to all programs requires the same first step: starting your application for admission. You will then receive an email to set up your Admissions Portal. This will allow you to complete the required additional forms for your selected program.

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Before finishing your application, carefully review the additional requirements for your chosen program. You may receive an academic decision prior to your art portfolio review or audition/interview. If you’re accepted to the College academically, but not accepted to the program, you may still attend MMC and pursue another major. 

Department of Art and Art History

Art Majors

An art portfolio is required for students interested in all Art Major concentrations:

  • Studio Art (B.A.)
  • Photography (B.A.)
  • Illustration & Animation (B.A.)
  • Graphic Design (B.A.)

The portfolio should include:

  • 12-15 images (this should consist of your best work and demonstrate a variety of media skills, or, if you prefer, a cohesive body of work).
  • A self-portrait; 1 image in your portfolio must be a self-portrait, in any medium.
  • An artist statement is optional (describing your artistic aspirations, goals, style, and the way you approach your artistic work).

Deadline for scholarship/award consideration: February 15 (fall entry) and November 15 (spring entry). We will still accept portfolios after these dates for admission.

If you do not have a portfolio at the time of application, you’ll be considered a conditional Art major and your work will be evaluated after the first semester by your faculty advisor.

Art History Majors

If you would like to be considered for an Art History Award as part of your financial aid package, you may submit a research paper on either a specific artist or artistic movement (5-7 pages). This is not required for admission to the Art History Major.

Deadline for scholarship consideration: February 15 (fall entry) and November 15 (spring entry).

Admission into the Art History Major does not require a portfolio review.

After setting up your Admissions Portal, you can complete the Art Application Form.

Department of Dance

An audition is required for students interested in all Dance major concentrations:

  • Ballet (B.F.A.)
  • Choreography (B.F.A.)
  • Jazz (B.F.A.)
  • Modern (B.F.A.)
  • Body, Science, and Motion (B.A.)
  • Dance & Media (B.A.)
  • Dance Studies (B.A.)
  • Teaching Dance Arts (B.A.)

You must also submit a 5” x 7” photo of yourself in tendu a la seconde or first arabesque en l’air.

After setting up your Admissions Portal, you can complete the Dance Application and the Audition Form. Auditions can be live or digital. Please note that regional auditions have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Schedule Dance Audition

If you prefer to submit a digital audition, you may select that in your portal. Digital audition requirements are listed below:

  • A taped personal interview including your name, why you are applying to MMC, and your aspirations as a dancer.
  • A video demonstrating ballet barre and ballet centre.
  • A two-minute video of your solo in ballet, modern, contemporary, or jazz styles.

Department of Theatre Arts

An audition is required for students interested in the following programs:

  • Acting (B.F.A.)
  • Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)*

*Applicants to the BFA in Musical Theatre are also evaluated for admission to the BFA in Acting program at the time of their audition.

An interview is required for students interested in the following programs:

  • Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A)
  • Stage and Production Management (B.F.A.)
  • Writing for the Stage (B.A.)

An audition and an interview are required for students interested in the following program:

  • Directing (B.A.)

For prospective students interested in the following Theatre Arts Major (B.A) concentrations, a secondary online application must be submitted through the Admissions Portal.

  • Theatre and New Media (B.A.)
  • Theatre History and Performance Texts (B.A.)

After setting up your Admissions Portal, you can complete the Theatre Audition/Interview Form. It’s recommended you complete this form as early as possible to schedule an audition or interview.

You can schedule live virtual auditions and interviews or submit digital audition and interview material. Please note that regional auditions have been suspended due to the current pandemic.

Schedule Your Audition

Priority Deadline: December 1, but we will continue to accept audition requests throughout the winter. If an audition date is full, we will place your name on a waitlist or you may request an alternate date.

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Applicants

HEOP applicants interested in fine and performing arts programs are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15th and complete their secondary applications, auditions, and interviews as early as possible.

Learn More About HEOP

Contact

Questions about the admission process? Feel free to reach out.

Department of Theatre Arts
theatre@mmm.edu 
212-774-0767

Department of Art and Art History
art@mmm.edu
212-517-0693

Department of Dance
dancerecruit@mmm.edu
212-517-0609