Admissions Application/Audition Process
Application Process for First-Year and Transfer Students
- Submit your application for admission through the Common Application or the Marymount Manhattan College website prior to scheduling an audition or interview.
- Log in to your Admissions Portal and complete the required Dance Application located in your Admissions Portal Checklist. When completing the dance application you will be offered the opportunity to select from the various programs the dance department offers. You may choose the option of being seen for either the BFA or BA majors; or both. Once the Dance Application has been successfully submitted, you will be prompted to select your preferred audition within your portal.
- Schedule an audition opportunity or upload your digital audition requirements. Access to audition scheduling will open on October 1, 2022.
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.
Scheduling Your Audition
Once you have submitted your application for admission you will be given access to the Dance Application and the Dance Audition Form located within your Admissions Portal. This form will guide you through the process to schedule your preferred audition date.
Please note that an audition is required for all prospective Dance students regardless of their intended concentration. Applicants interested in applying and auditioning for more than one Dance Concentration should denote that in their Dance Application.
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 scheduling will open on October 1, 2022. This year the Department of Dance will be hosting three types of audition opportunities:
- On-Campus Audition
- Virtual Audition
- Digital Submission
If circumstances allow, we strongly encourage you to participate in one of our On-Campus Auditions, however, we invite you to select the audition experience that best aligns with your individual needs.
Mask Policy for On-Campus Auditions and Interviews
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.
All applicants who complete their application to the Department of Dance are automatically considered for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship at their audition. Applicants may also receive an Academic Merit Scholarship which can be stacked with the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship.
At the audition, candidates compete for Dance scholarships, renewable for three years if the student remains in the Dance major and maintains a 3.0 grade point average. Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarships are given on the basis of talent and academic record.
Scholarship recipients are informed of their awards in the Department of Dance admissions letter.
Higher Education Opportunity Program
Prospective Dance students who are HEOP applicants are encouraged to apply to the HEOP program by December 15th and schedule their Dance audition as early as possible. For more information on the HEOP program, please refer to the HEOP page.
Get in touch!
If you have specific questions about the Department of Dance or the application process please contact the Dance Office at 212-517-0610 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondo Morales, Associate Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admission email@example.com
We look forward to speaking with you!
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