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Future Students

 Prospective students and transfers must submit their application through the Common Application or the Marymount Website before they can schedule an audition or interview. Once the application has been submitted students will be given access to their Admissions Portal, where they will be able to schedule an audition. The entire admissions file with transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendations does not need to be complete in order to schedule an audition.

The Department of Theatre Arts is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019 consideration for the following programs: BFA Acting and BA Theatre Performance & Musical Theatre.

Audition Dates: New York City

(For Acting, Theatre Performance & Musical Theatre, and Directing. No Pre-screen is required.) 

  • November 17, 2018 (Date has passed).
  • January 19, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • January 26, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • February 2, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • February 9, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • February 23, 2019 (Date has passed)

INTERVIEW DATES: NEW YORK CITY

(For Design and Technical Production and Producing & Management ONLY. No pre-screen is required.)

  • November 16, 2018 (Date has passed).
  • January 18, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • January 25, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • February 1, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • February 8, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • February 22, 2019 (Date has passed).

Audition Dates: Regional

(Pre-Screen is required. Regional auditions are only offered to those interested in Acting and Musical Theatre.)

San Francisco 

  • January 3, 2019 (Date has passed).
  • January 4, 2019 (Date has passed).

Atlanta 

  •  February 10, 2019 (Date has passed).

SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION/INTERVIEW

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

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Design & Technical Production
  • Producing & Management
  • Musical Theatre

Auditions are not required for additional BA concentrations. Instead, an additional application, specific to the concentration of interest, must be submitted through the Admissions Portal for the BA in Theatre Arts major with concentrations in:

  • Theatre and New Media
  • Writing for the Stage
  • Theatre History & Performance Texts

On-Campus

For all prospective freshmen and transfers, once you have submitted your Application for Admission, you will have access to the Theatre Audition Form on your Admissions Portal. Here you will be able to select an audition/interview date.

You are not required to submit all transcripts, test scores, and recommendations to gain access, just the Application itself.

Pre-screen materials are NOT required for a NYC Audition or Interview. 

Once you have registered for an audition, you will receive an email confirmation detailing what to prepare as well as the format of the interview/audition. Auditions are available on a first-come-first served basis, so be sure to schedule your audition as soon as possible.  PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOUR AUDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

All prospective students and their families are invited to attend the information sessions about our Theatre Arts programs that are offered at each of the Saturday audition dates. At these sessions faculty will present an overview of the College and the Theatre Arts programs as well as answer all prospective questions.

Prospective students for the concentrations in Design & Technical Production and Producing & Management are interviewed by faculty on Fridays, the day before scheduled Saturday audition dates. 


Off-Campus

Only students applying for the BFA in Acting, BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre may audition at one of our regional locations. In order to be considered for a regional audition slot, a student must first submit pre-screen materials through their Admissions Portal.

Once the faculty has reviewed your pre-screen material, applicants will be notified as to whether they will be granted a regional audition.  PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOUR AUDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL.  In your confirmation letter for your off-campus audition you will be notified as to how those audition days will be conducted. 

As required for on-campus auditions, all prospective freshmen and transfers must have submitted their Application for Admission with the college. The faculty will not review your materials for a regional audition, until you have submitted your college application.

PRE-SCREEN REQUIREMENTS

Musical Theatre
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.
  • 2 contrasting 16-bar cuts.
Monologue Only
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.

Digital Audition

All applicants are strongly encouraged to interview/audition in person. However, if extraordinary circumstances prevent travel to New York City or a regional location, a digital audition may be submitted through the Admissions Portal. Digital Auditions must be submitted by March 5th, 2019 for program consideration.

As required for on-campus and regional auditions/interviews, all prospective freshmen and transfers must have submitted their Application for Admission with the college before the faculty will review uploaded materials.

Digital Audition Requirements

Musical Theatre
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.
  • 2 contrasting 16-bar cuts.
Monologue Only
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.
Directing
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • 2-minute contemporary monologue.
  • Portfolio of work.
Design, and Producing & Management
  • Headshot & Resume
  • 2-minute video introduction. Must include: Formal introduction, why you are interested in Marymount Manhattan College, and your interests outside of theatre. 
  • Portfolio of work.

Scholarships

(All applicants who complete their application to the theatre program are automatically considered for a Theatre Arts Award.)

Based on your audition or interview and your academic record and family need, Theatre Arts Awards may be awarded in both the BA in Theatre Arts and the BFA in Acting. Your admissions file to the College must be completed in the Admissions Office by March 1, 2019 to be considered for a Theatre Arts Award. Any admissions file completed after this date will be considered for a Theatre Arts Award based on remaining funds available. No additional written application is required for Theatre Arts Awards. 


RE-AUDITION PROCESS

Students who were not accepted into the Theatre Arts programs after their first audition may not audition again. Those who did not audition prior to attendance at Marymount are eligible to audition during the Spring semester of their first year. This will be effective for students entering for Fall 2018.


Higher education opportunity program

Prospective Theatre students who are HEOP applicants are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15th and schedule their Theatre Arts audition/interview as early as possible.  For more information on the HEOP program, please refer to the HEOP page.

If you have any questions about the Department of Theatre Arts or would like to schedule a class visit, please contact Theatre Recruitment and Admissions at 212-774-0767 or email us at theatre@mmm.edu.  You may also contact Kevin Kemler at 212-517-0514 or email him at kkemler@mmm.edu. We look forward to speaking with you! 


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