Information for Prospective Theatre Majors

Prospective students who seek admission to the Theatre Department in either the Performance or Design/Technology/Management Concentration are invited to audition or interview after their Wagner College application has been reviewed by the Admissions Office.  Unlike other arts programs, the first review at Wagner College is academic.

All  inquiries regarding your application to Wagner College should be directed to the Admissions Office at 718-390-3411.  The Theatre Faculty will answer your questions about the major.

Audition Day for Prospective Performance Majors Class of 2021 is February 26th, 2017.

WCT will also be represented at the College Combine on January 20th, 2017 at Chelsea Studios. For more information: flyer-for-combines.

  • Theater Performance

    WHENAuditions for all potential Incoming Performance Majors will be held on Sunday, February 26th, 2017.

    WHERE: Wagner College campus.


    • Two monologues of approximately one minute in length. Show your best work, regardless of genre or period. You may be asked for only one, so plan on performing the piece that displays your best work.
    • Two Broadway musical selections of 16 bars in length, one from an up-tempo song and the other from a ballad. You may be asked for only one, so plan on performing the piece that displays your best work.
    • Each applicant will be required to attend a Dance/Movement evaluation designed to evaluate potential. Nothing need be prepared, but appropriate dance attire is required.

    If unable to attend Audition Day please follow the guidelines for a video submission: video-audition

    Those invited to attend the transfer auditions will join the prospective students on Sunday the 26th.  

  • Design Technology Management

    WHEN: This year’s audition day will be held on Sunday, February 26th, 2017.

    WHERE: Wagner College campus.

    Please bring a resume with you to your scheduled interview. The resume should list any shows you have worked on, special skills, and relevant classes you have taken such as art, theatre, music, industrial arts, history, literature, drafting, and so on.

    If you have a portfolio, bring it along. A portfolio might include: examples of your skills in drawing, sketching, and painting; any theatre design work; prompt books or examples of other stage management work; photographs of productions; items that you feel might be helpful in getting to know you. The portfolio is to help jump-start the interview, please bring whatever you have.

    If you are unable to attend the Audition Day please contact Prof. Phill Hickox to schedule an appointment.

    Professor Smith works with Students in the Wardrobe Lab

    Professor Smith works with Students in the Wardrobe Lab

After graduation it becomes more and more clear that Wagner College was without a doubt, the best place for me to find myself as a person and as a performer. This first year out of school has shown me that Wagner College has made me as prepared for this crazy field as one can be, and I think this is the most valuable thing we could have received. You all hold an insanely special place in my heart, and I thank my lucky stars you all touched my life in the profound ways that you have.”

-Danielle Peyton Materese