your audition

At The New York Conservatory, the audition will be a short workshop. Your auditor will evaluate how well you have prepared, and how you respond to criticism and direction. They will work with you on your performance to allow you to experience The Conservatory’s methodology. They will also get to know a little more about you through a conversation about your goals, hobbies, and interests.

what to prepare

Film & Television degree Program

Prepare a one-minute contemporary (1950s-present), age-appropriate monologue from a published play, screenplay, web series, or television script.  Make sure your monologue is well-prepared and memorized, as your faculty auditor will  workshop your monologue with you.  We strongly recommend reading the full play or script to fully understand the context and the character you are portraying, as you may be asked questions about this character’s motivations inside the larger piece. Head shots and resumes are optional.

musical theatre degree Program

Prepare a one-minute contemporary (1950s-present) monologue from a published play, screenplay, television script, or web series, and 32 bars of a musical theater song. Bring sheet music marked to your 32-bar cut for the accompanist. Make sure your monologue and song are well-prepared and memorized. Your faculty auditor will workshop either your song or monologue with you. We recommend reading the full play or script to fully understand the character you are portraying. Head shots and resumes are optional.

theatre performance degree Program

Prepare a monologue, 60-90 seconds in length, from a published play. Make sure your monologue is well-prepared and memorized, as your faculty auditor will workshop your monologue with you. We recommend reading the full play to fully understand the character you are portraying. Head shots and resumes are optional.

media Production degree Program

Prepare a one-minute contemporary (1950s-present), age-appropriate monologue from a published play, screenplay, web series, or television script. Make sure your monologue is well-prepared and memorized, as your faculty auditor will workshop your monologue with you. We strongly recommend reading the full play or script to fully understand the context and the character you are portraying, as you may be asked questions about this character’s motivations inside the larger piece. Head shots and resumes are optional.

Using your one-minute audition monologue, create a supplemental video that you feel represents who you are as an actor and filmmaker. There are no limits to what “type” of video you create, as long as you feel it showcases the best part of you as an actor and as a creator of content. Make sure your short video shows an aptitude for storytelling and video creation. Be bold, be creative, and show us your best self. The video should not be more than 90 seconds. Your video must be submitted before your audition date. Video needs to be uploaded onto a streaming platform such as YouTube or Vimeo and submitted to [email protected].

summer intensive training Programs

Summer program auditions are conducted via Skype or video submission. Please prepare for your chosen program as above, and schedule a Zoom audition. You can also submit a video by posting on YouTube and sending the link to [email protected] with “Summer Audition – Your Name” in the subject line.

This audition was the best experience I’ve ever had. After knowing me for five minutes the auditor had my personality pin-pointed down to a tee. He opened my eyes to things I knew I needed to work on for a long time, but hearing it from someone who had just met me really sank in for me.

Bailey, Phoenix Audition