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 Application Process for First-Year and transfer students

  1. Submit your application for admission through the Common Application or the Marymount Manhattan College website prior to scheduling an audition or interview. 
  2. Log in to your Admissions Portal and schedule a live audition opportunity or upload your digital requirements. Access to audition/interview scheduling will open on October 1, 2020.
  3. Complete your audition/interview.

    Please Note:
    Your transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation can be submitted at a later date, and do not need to be marked as complete in order to schedule an audition/interview.

Admission requirements by program:

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

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

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

    Applicants to the B.A. Directing program are also required to complete an interview as part of their audition experience.

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

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

For prospective students interested in the following 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.)

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION or INTERVIEW


Once you have submitted your application for admission you will be given access to the Theatre Audition Form located within your Admissions Portal. This form will guide you through the process to schedule your preferred audition/interview date.

Auditions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to schedule your audition opportunity as soon as you are able. Access to audition/interview scheduling will open on October 1, 2020. This year the Department of Theatre Arts will be hosting two types of audition opportunities:

Live Auditions

Digital Auditions

Both audition experiences afford applicants an equal opportunity for admission to the Department of Theatre Arts. We encourage you to select the audition experience that best aligns with your individual needs.


Audition/Interview Information

  • LIVE Auditions

    Live Audition Dates (2020-2021)

    **The Department of Theatre Arts has set aside the below dates for our live audition experiences. These specified auditions will either be conducted on-campus or virtually via an interactive online platform. As we approach these dates more information regarding the mode of delivery will be released.**

    No Pre-screen Required.

    January 16, 2021 (Virtual)

    January 23, 2021 (Virtual)

    February 6, 2021 

    February 20, 2021 

    February 27, 2021 

    Please do not make travel arrangements until your audition date, time, and location has been confirmed.


    A note to all applicants:

    A $30.00 non-refundable audition fee will be collected online through the audition platform when you register for your live audition experience. If you are auditioning for multiple programs – look for the code on Acceptd to avoid additional fees. No cash, checks, or other monies will be collected directly by Marymount Manhattan College, so please do not send audition payments to MMC.

    Applicants who are issued a need-based application fee waiver are also eligible for an audition registration fee waiver.

    Questions? Email us at theatre@mmm.edu


    Acting (B.F.A.), Requirements

    Applicants to the B.F.A. in Acting program will be required to prepare the following audition materials for their live audition:

    • Headshot
    • Resume
    • One contemporary (1945-present) monologue from a published full-length play, no longer than 2-minutes in length.   
      • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.

    Musical Theatre (B.F.A.), Requirements

    Applicants to the Musical Theatre program will be required to prepare the following audition materials for their live audition.

    • Headshot
    • Resume
    • Two contrasting songs, each 60-90 seconds in length.
      • One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo.
      • At least one song must be from a musical written after 1970.
    • One contemporary (1945-present) monologue from a published full-length play, no longer than 2-minutes in length.   
      • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.

    Directing (B.A.), Requirements

    Applicants to the Directing program will be required to complete an interview as part of the audition during their live audition experience.

    • Headshot
    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (prompt books, scripts analyses, character analyses, conceptual ideas, floor plans, blocking notes, production photographs, or any additional production paperwork, etc.)
      • Portfolio will be presented during the interview portion of your live audition.
    • One contemporary (1945-present) monologue from a published full-length play, no longer than 2-minutes in length.
      • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
  • LIVE Interviews

    LIVE Interview Dates (2020-2021)

    **The Department of Theatre Arts has set aside the below dates for our live interview experiences. These specified interviews will either be conducted live on-campus or virtually via an interactive online platform. As we approach these dates more information regarding the mode of delivery will be released.**

    No Pre-screen Required.

    January 15, 2021

    January 22, 2021

    February 5, 2021

    February 19, 2021

    February 26, 2021

    Please do not make travel arrangements until your audition date, time, and location has been confirmed.


    Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A.), Requirements

    Applicants to the Design and Technical Theatre program will be required to prepare the following materials for their live interview.

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (sketches, renderings, production photos, models, additional fine art work, etc.).
    • Please be prepared to talk about anything that speaks to who you are as a designer and theatre Artist.

    Producing and Management (B.A.), Requirements

    Applicants to the Producing and Management program will be required to prepare the following materials for their live interview.

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (prompt books, prop tracking, run books, rehearsal reports, any additional design work or production paperwork, etc.).
    • Be prepared to talk about anything that speaks to who you are as a stage manager and theatre artist.

    Writing for the Stage (B.A.), Requirements

    Applicants to the Writing for the Stage program will be required to prepare the following materials for their live interview.

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (full length or one-act play samples, creative writing samples, poetry, etc.).
    • Be prepared to talk about anything that speaks to who you are as a playwright and theatre artist.
  • REGIONAL Auditions

    REGIONAL Auditions


    **Due to the ongoing pandemic, Theatre Arts at MMC will not be traveling regionally this 2020-2021 audition season. Please refer to the Live Audition & Digital Audition tabs for alternate audition opportunities.** 

  • DIGITAL Audition/Interview Requirements

    DIGITAL AUDITION/INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS

    The Digital Audition option allows applicants to submit pre-recorded video requirements via the Admissions Portal for program consideration. This audition opportunity does not consist of a live element, instead all decisions will be made by faculty based on an applicant’s submitted digital materials. For specific requirements please refer to your audition program below. The deadline to submit your Digital Audition is March 5th, 2021 .

    No Pre-screen Required.

    Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)

    • Headshot
    • Resume
    • Two contrasting songs, each 60-90 seconds in length.
      • One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo.
      • At least one song must be from a musical written after 1970.
    • One contemporary (1945-present) monologue from a published full-length play, no longer than 2-minutes in length.
      • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
    • Wild Card Video: This video should be approximately 2 minutes in length and should include: a formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre/anything else you would like us to know about you. 

    Acting (B.F.A.)

    • Headshot
    • Resume
    • One contemporary (1945-present) monologue from a published full-length play, no longer than 2-minutes in length.
      • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
    • Wild Card Video: This video should be approximately 2 minutes in length and should include: a formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre/anything else you would like us to know about you. 

    Directing (B.A.) 

    • Headshot
    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (prompt books, scripts analyses, character analyses, conceptual ideas, floor plans, blocking notes, production photographs, or any additional production paperwork, etc.)
    • One contemporary (1945-present) monologue from a published full-length play, no longer than 2-minutes in length.
      • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
    • Wild Card Video: This video should be approximately 2 minutes in length and should include: a formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre/anything else you would like us to know about you. 

    Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A.)

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (sketches, renderings, production photos, models, additional fine art work, etc.).
    • Wild Card Video: This video should be approximately 2 minutes in length and should include: a formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre/anything else you would like us to know about you. 

    Producing & Management (B.A.) 

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (prompt books, prop tracking, run books, rehearsal reports, any additional design work or production paperwork, etc.).
    • Wild Card Video: This video should be approximately 2 minutes in length and should include: a formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre/anything else you would like us to know about you. 

    Writing for the Stage (B.A.) 

    • Resume
    • Portfolio of work (full length or one-act play samples, creative writing samples, poetry, etc.).
    • Wild Card Video: This video should be approximately 2 minutes in length and should include: a formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre/anything else you would like us to know about you. 

    Theatre History & Performance Texts (B.A.)

    • Theatre Arts Application 
    • Writing Sample (Optional)

    Theatre and New Media (B.A.)

    • Theatre Arts Application
    • Creative Portfolio (Optional)

Scholarships

All prospective students will be considered for a Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarships based on their application, audition, or interview. No additional written application is required. To ensure your eligibility, your admissions file to the College must be completed by March 5, 2021.


RE-AUDITION PROCESS

Students who were denied admission to the Department of Theatre Arts may not audition again. Those who did not apply and/or audition prior to attendance at MMC are eligible to audition during the Spring semester of their first year. 


Higher education opportunity program

Prospective Theatre students who are HEOP applicants are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15 and schedule their Theatre Arts audition/interview as early as possible.

For more information on the HEOP program, please refer to the HEOP page. 


Speak with us

The Office of Theatre Recruitment is here to answer all of your application, audition, and interview related questions. 

  • Speak with us via email at theatre@mmm.edu or give us a call at 212-774-0767.
  • If you would like to speak with Kevin Kemler, Assistant Director of Fine & Performing Arts Admissions, please send an email to kkemler@mmm.edu.

We also welcome you to schedule a Virtual Meeting With Us! All virtual meetings will be conducted via Zoom.

We look forward to speaking with you!