A NOTE FROM THE CHAIR as of Dec. 8, 2020:
Given the impact of COVID-19, the Department of Theatre Arts will be handing admissions slightly differently for the Fall 2021 incoming class. Upon acceptance, admission will be offered to first-year students who have indicated Theatre Arts as a desired course of study on their application to SUNY New Paltz. I hope this provides some piece of mind!
Please understand, our interview/audition days typically play a very important role. They are not merely about “testing talent.” The day is an opportunity to provide information about the program, give prospective students a chance to meet current students, meet some faculty, see the facilities, and hear about what your experience will be like. Most importantly—to hear about our community and get a sense of the character of the Department. We want to ensure a good fit between what we offer and what students are looking for in a rigorous four-year program.
And so, while we waive the interview and/or audition, I urge all prospective students to find out as much about the program as possible before making your final decision. There is information on the website and we will post videos about the program shortly after the New Year, but that is only a start.
If you contact me, I can connect you to the students, faculty and alumni of the program which will give you a chance to understand what the Department is really all about!
Please feel free to email me or call (845-257-3870) if you have questions or are just looking for information.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to meeting you all in the coming months.
Wishing you all good health and safety during this trying time.
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Chair/Professor of Design, Theatre Arts
Transfer Applicants: Please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for a phone or video interview and/or audition. These appointments, done virtually, are required as part of the application process.
To learn more about the department and hear from our faculty, take a look at the videos below: