Prospective Students

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, 2022.
  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:

Marymount Manhattan College’s​​​ Division of Fine and Performing Arts has made the following modifications with regards to mask use on our campus during the audition ​and interview season of 2022-2023.

In our efforts to keep our community and visitors to campus safe and healthy, we will require everyone entering the building and participating in auditions for Theatre Arts and Dance to wear a mask. We will not require proof of vaccination at the door but ask that those entering the building stay masked throughout the day. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Please note for Theatre Arts we will allow students to remove their masks during their singing and/or monologue portion of the audition. We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our MMC community safe and healthy.

Acting (BFA)
Musical Theatre (BFA)
**Applicants to the BFA in Musical Theatre are also evaluated for admission to the BFA in Acting program at the time of their audition.
Directing (BA)
**Applicants to the BA 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 (BFA)
Stage and Production Management (BFA)
Writing for the Stage (BA)


For prospective students interested in the following concentrations, a secondary online application must be submitted through the Admissions Portal.

Theatre and New Media (BA)
Theatre History and Performance Texts (BA)

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, 2022. This year the Department of Theatre Arts will be hosting three types of audition/interview opportunities for students applying for Fall 2023 entry:

  • LIVE  On-Campus
  • LIVE VIRTUAL Auditions/Interviews
  • DIGITAL Auditions/Interviews 

All audition experiences listed above 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.

Students who are applying for Spring 2023 entry will be required to complete an audition/interview opportunity on:

November 18 for the BFA in Theatre Design and Technology or BFA in Stage and Production Management

November 19 for the BFA in Acting, the BFA in Musical Theatre or the Directing concentration in BA in Theatre Arts

 Live Audition Information

Live Interview Information

Digital Audition/Interview Requirements

Auditions for Los Angeles and New York Residents 

Theatre Arts will host specific audition dates this year for Los Angelese area students and students that are residents of New York City Only for the BFA in Musical Theatre and the BFA in Acting. If you are interested in one of these audition date, please register using the link below.

Registration deadline:

 January 12th for LA    &   January 20th for NY. 

 Los Angeles Audition for BFA Musical Theatre & Acting — IN PERSON

January 15th, 2023
12pm - 5pm 
Professional School For The Arts
1329 Sartori Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501

New York Residents Only Audition for BFA Musical Theatre & Acting — IN PERSON

January 23rd, 2023
5pm -8pm 
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st St.
New York, NY 10021

Register Now! 

Live-Virtual Open House 

On November 9, 2022 at 7:00pm the Department of Theatre Arts will be hosting a Live-Virtual Open House. During this session you will hear from our expert faculty about what to expect from an MMC Theatre Arts education. 

Register Now! 


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 15, 2023.

Re-Audition Process

Students who were previously not admitted to the Department of Theatre Arts for a particular major or concentration may not audition again for that major or concentration, however, those students are welcome to audition or interview for a major or concentration to which they did not previously apply. Students that are attending MMC who did not previously audition or interview for Theatre Arts are eligible to audition or interview, those students should contact the Office of Theatre Recruitment and Admissions to arrange an audition or interview.

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 visit the HEOP program page. 

Get in Touch

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

  • Speak with us via email at or give us a call at 212-774-0767
  • If you would like to speak with Mondo Morales, Assistant Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions, please send an email to
  • We also welcome you to schedule a Virtual Meeting With Us via Zoom. 

We look forward to speaking with you!