Theatre Scholarships


Scholarship Details and Requirements

Incoming students entering the Theatre Arts program can audition/interview for a talent-based theatre arts scholarship. Scholarships apply for up to 4 years. The audition is for scholarship consideration only and does not affect entering the program as a bachelor of arts student.

You must meet the following criteria each year for continued eligibility:

  • Declared as a theatre major
  • 20 scholarship hours per year
  • Audition for all productions
  • Accept all production assignments
  • Attend all strikes
  • Attend all production meetings for shows you are assigned to as a creative team member (SM, ASM, designer, assistant designers) or any production meeting you are called to
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA and classroom participation
  • Punctual to and prepared for all rehearsals, fittings, and other calls
  • Professionalism and collegiality
  • Consistent class attendance
  • Adhere to all policies in the Theatre Arts program student handbook

For more information, contact the Theatre Arts program (theatreprogram@westminstercollege.edu).

Auditions and Interviews

An audition or interview is required to be considered for a scholarship. You have the option to audition in-person or submit an audition portfolio.

Students Interested in Performance

If you have a background in performance, are interested in focusing on performance electives for the bachelor of arts degree, or are planning to later transition into the performance emphasis of the bachelor of fine arts degree, your scholarship audition must include:
  • Resume and headshot
  • 2 contrasting monologues (45-second each, 1 classical and 1 of your choice)
  • Optional: a prepared song to perform

Students Interested in Behind the Scenes

If you have a background in offstage theatre work, are interested in focusing on production and design electives for the bachelor of arts degree, or are planning to later transition into the production and design emphasis of the bachelor of fine arts degree, come prepared for an interview with:

  • Resume
  • A digital (pdf, presentation, etc.), online, or print portfolio (a computer and screen will be available during the interview)

Audition Steps

1. Apply to Westminster

Before you can audition, you must submit an application for admission to Westminster. If you are interested in being considered for a performing arts scholarship, be sure to select “Yes” on the application when asked. If you have already submitted your application for admission and did not indicate that you would like to audition for a performing arts scholarship, contact your admissions counselor or email admission@westminstercollege.edu for support.

2. Audition

Once you've submitted your Westminster application, complete the performing arts audition form that will appear in your application checklist. You will be able to schedule an in-person audition or submit a virtual audition portfolio through your application portal.

In-Person Audition Dates

  • November 7, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • January 30, 2021
  • February 13, 2021
  • February 27, 2021 (acting only)