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WELCOME! Nazareth Applications are currently closed.
Check back in August 2022 for the Musical Theatre pre-screen application. 

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 
60 majors, including education, health, and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,200 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts, and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Visual and Performing Arts: How to Apply and Audition/Submit Portfolio 

All steps are required.

1. Complete the appropriate application: 

First-time students have the option to apply Early Decision (November 15th), by our Preferred Regular Decision (January 1st), or Regular Decision (February 1st). Keep in mind if your audition/review is scheduled after these dates you will not receive any notification until your audition/review is complete.  

2. Schedule your portfolio review or audition:

Music | Theatre | Dance |Art

Auditions and portfolio reviews are held from fall to spring in person for the 2021-22 season. If you cannot make it in person, we can accommodate a virtual review upon request..  Applicants for all majors should schedule their audition/review and fill out the appropriate supplemental forms, with the EXCEPTION of Musical Theatre. 
  •   Musical Theatre majors will be required to pass a prescreen before they can sign up for an audition using the Acceptd Application (DUE January 15th)
  • Once you've passed the prescreen, you will be invited to schedule your audition

3. Prepare for your audition or your portfolio review using the details below:
Please be patient as we update the following information for the 2022-23 Application cycle. 

Music | Theatre | Dance | Art  

Visit here for more information! For any questions regarding the review process please email Amanda Brady, assistant director of Admissions,

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.