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 directly to the Admissions Office. For information on portfolio requirements, visit the Art Department's website at https://www2.naz.edu/admissions/first-time/how-apply/art-applicants/
Auditions for admission to the Music Department are held in the Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music on the Nazareth campus. There is a maximum number of 20 students per date. For fall admissions, transfers should come on the March 6th date. Theory placement exams are held at 8:30 a.m. and normally require one hour, with auditions following. Time is provided for warm-up and a brief rehearsal before the various audition components. For information on auditions, visit the Music Department's website at https://www2.naz.edu/admissions/first-time/how-apply/information-music-applicants/
Auditions for admission to the Department of Theatre Arts are held in the Nazareth College Arts Center. Dance majors are part of this process as well. Performance majors must audition to be accepted into this major. Design/Technical majors must interview with the department for acceptance and bring a portfolio. For audition and interview requirements, please check the Theatre Arts website at https://www2.naz.edu/admissions/first-time/how-apply/information-theatre-applicants/
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.