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 8, 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.)

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.

Directing (B.A.)

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.)

Stage and Production Management (B.F.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 8, 2020. This year the Department of Theatre Arts will be hosting two types of audition/interview opportunities for students applying for Fall 2021 entry:

  • LIVE Auditions/Interviews (Virtual)
  • DIGITAL Auditions/Interviews 

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.

Students who are applying for Spring 2021 entry will be required to complete a DIGITAL Audition/Interview for program consideration. 

Live Audition Information

Live Interview Information

Regional Auditions

Digital Audition/Interview Requirements


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 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 Kevin Kemler, 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!