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Fordham University Theatre

simplestagemamasimplestagemama 0 replies3 threads New Member
Hi! My daughter recently auditioned at Fordham University and really enjoyed her experience- more than I wanted her to, given that Fordham is a competitive academic school and very expensive. Would any merit money come from her audition? I was informed that the theatre department has a say on her admission. Fordham Lincoln Center is beautiful and has a wonderful theatre program, but I have to think practically in terms of money.
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  • Bromfield2Bromfield2 3657 replies37 threads Senior Member
    Post your question on the theater-drama majors board--you'll most likely find folks there who can answer your questions.

    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/theater-drama-majors/

    For most auditioned BFA programs, the process involves getting admitted to the university and getting accepted into the acting/theater program.
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  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 33262 replies3996 threads Super Moderator
    Moving to Drama Forum
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 145 replies1 threads Junior Member
    This is what I found on their scholarship page:

    Fordham Theatre Scholarship

    The Fordham Theatre Scholarship is awarded to students based on both talent and financial need. All entering freshmen candidates for admission who are theatre majors are considered for the scholarship.

    If the student meets the academic and talent criteria, the theatre scholarship can range from $7,000 to full tuition minus any other tuition specific aid for courses taken as a traditional undergraduate student at Fordham.

    To renew the award, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain full-time status, satisfactory academic progress, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and compliance with the University's policies and Code of Conduct. The student must also continue to be a theatre major.
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  • collegeadmisscollegeadmiss 123 replies10 threads Junior Member
    My son is a current Freshman at Fordham Performance track. I can't begin to tell you what a fabulous program they have! It was absolutely the right choice for my son. He had lots of great choices and a few full rides, but despite the high price tag at Fordham, we are making it work. My son did receive both academic and talent scholarships that cut cost (tuition + housing) in half. Still a steep price, but the benefits are proving to be worth it. Where else will you have professors that are currently working on Broadway or Off Broadway, are Tony nominees or Tony winners, teach acting both at Fordham and Julliard, and have professors in regular classes that also teach at Columbia and NYU? The quality is outstanding and the perks of being in the city can't be beat. The exposure to the arts is everywhere and the students get to experience it first hand. Did I mention that my son also has met Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jake Gyllenhall in the few short months he's been at Fordham? It's not like he had a full on conversation with them, he met them in passing, but what other school can give you that?
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  • anastasiasmomanastasiasmom 145 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @collegeadmiss

    Thank you for the detailed description of Fordham! It sounds like an exciting program!
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  • collegeadmisscollegeadmiss 123 replies10 threads Junior Member
    @anastasiasmom Let me know if you or your daughter have any questions specific to Fordham LC. Between my son any myself we might can help. It really is a fabulous program! Good luck to your daughter.
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