Visual & Performing Arts applicants are given a longer review process due to the volume of applicants and the audition/portfolio requirements. All applicants for Art, Music, Music Theatre, and Theatre degrees must schedule an audition or a portfolio review. The date of the audition will determine the notification procedure.
On each review day, there will be a presentation by an Art Department faculty member, including a tour of the department facilities and the campus. If you choose to send an electronic portfolio, please send it directly to the Admissions Office. Portfolio requirements.
Auditions for admission to the Music Department are held in the Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music on the Nazareth campus. The maximum is 20 students per date. Transfer students seeking fall admission, and graduate applicants for professional certification in music education, should register for March 4. Theory placement exams are held at 8:30 a.m. and normally require one hour, followed by auditions. Time is provided for warm-up and a brief rehearsal before the various audition components. Audition requirements.
Auditions for admission to the Department of Theatre Arts are held in the Nazareth College Arts Center. Performance majors must audition to be accepted into this major. Design/Technical majors must interview with the department for acceptance and bring a portfolio. Theatre arts audition and interview requirements.
Come prepared to take a warm-up class (Ballet barre, and center Modern combination), with appropriate body-conforming dancewear, ballet shoes, convertible tights/bare feet, and a water bottle. Then plan to perform a prepared 2-minute solo in the style of your choice, followed by an individual interview with a faculty member.