Admissions Application/Audition and Interview Process
- 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 schedule a live audition opportunity or upload your digital requirements. Access to audition/interview scheduling will open on October 1, 2022.
- 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.
An audition is required for students interested in the following programs:
BFA in Acting
BFA in Musical Theatre **Applicants to the BFA in Musical Theatre are also evaluated for admission to the BFA in Acting program at the time of their audition.
BA in Directing **Applicants to the BA in 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:
BFA in Theatre Design and Technology
BFA in Stage and Production Management
BA in Writing for the Stage
Students interested in the following concentrations need to complete a secondary online application, which is submitted in the Admissions Portal.
BA in Theatre and New Media
BA in Theatre History and Performance Texts
Please keep in mind Theatre Arts Department cannot release your audition/interview decision until you have been admitted by the Office of Admissions.
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:
- On-Campus Audition/Interview
- Virtual (via Acceptd) Audition/Interview
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 Design and Technology or BFA in Stage and Production Management
November 19 for the BFA in Acting, the BFA in Musical Theatre or the BA in Directing concentration
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.
Audition Information (NO PRE-SCREEN REQUIRED)
Digital Audition/Interview Requirements
Auditions for Los Angeles and New York City Residents
Theatre Arts will host specific audition dates this year for Los Angeles area students and students that are residents of New York City only for the BFA in Acting and the BFA in Musical Theatre majors. If you are interested in one of these audition date, please register using the link below.
January 20th for NY.
New York Residents only Audition for BFA in Acting and BFA in Musical Theatre (In-Person)
January 23rd, 2023
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st St.
New York, NY 10021
Please email Mondo Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Virtual Open House
On November 9, 2022 at 7:00pm the Department of Theatre Arts will be hosting a Virtual Open House. During this session you will hear from our expert faculty about what to expect from an MMC Theatre Arts education.
All applicants who complete their application to the Department of Theatre Arts are automatically considered for the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship at their audition/interview. Applicants may also receive an Academic Merit Scholarship which can be stacked with the Fine and Performing Arts Merit Scholarship.
At the audition/interview, candidates compete for Theatre scholarships, renewable for three years if the student remains in the Theatre 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 Theatre Arts admissions letter.
Higher Education Opportunity Program
Prospective 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 page.
Get in touch!
If you have specific questions about the Department of Theatre Arts or the application process please contact the the Office of Theatre Recruitment at 212-774-0767 or email@example.com