Recent Updates: The university is welcoming back visitors to campus. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Community Guide.


    Students must submit a completed Common Application and Portfolio in order to schedule their audition and/or interview.

    UPDATE, January 19, 2022—Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in New York City and among our community, all scheduled auditions and interviews for the BFA Dramatic Arts program will be held virtually through February 24, 2022. This includes planned regional events in Chicago and Los Angeles. We're still planning to conduct in-person auditions on our New York City campus February 25-26. 

    Mandatory COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements for All In-Person Auditions

    Upon checking in for an in-person audition:

    • All applicants and visitors must be fully vaccinated and present to New School staff proof of a negative PCR test. Proof of vaccination (e.g., CDC card—hard copy or picture or Excelsior Pass) must be with a vaccine authorized by the U.S. FDA or for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Proof of a negative PCR test result, received no longer than seven days from the date of all on-campus events, is required for access to campus facilities.
    • All external guests will be required to attest that they are currently experiencing no symptoms and are not actively in quarantine or isolation due to a positive test result, exposure, or recent travel.

    All applicants and visitors must wear a mask in all university buildings and indoor spaces for the duration of their visit, including during the audition. Applicants auditioning in person must remain masked while performing on their instrument or singing. Applicants who would prefer to audition without a mask should email [email protected] to change their audition submission method to a recorded audition.

    Applicants and visitors who do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to stay in the building or attend their in-person audition.  

    The health and well-being of our community and the neighbors with whom we interact are our top priority. As we continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in New York City and in our community, audition dates and times are subject to change. 

    New York City Auditions

    Location: The New School's College of Performing Arts, 55 West 13th Street, New York, New York

    • Friday, February 25, 2022
    • Saturday, February 26, 2022

    Virtual Auditions

    Conducted over Zoom. Please complete an application and portfolio in order to register!

    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • Friday, January 28, 2022
    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • Thursday, February 17, 2022
    • Friday, February 18, 2022
    • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • Monday, February 7, 2022
    • Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • Sunday, February 13, 2022

    If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

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  • Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    [email protected]

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