SCHOLARSHIP ON THE SPOT DAY: Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Application Form - pdf, 44kb

Who is eligible for a theatre scholarship? Coppin State University Theatre scholarships are available to new (high school or transfer) and continuing students. The awards are given based on an audition and interview process. Scholarships are available for theatre majors only. Students earning a theatre scholarship are expected to participate in all theatre productions.

What are the audition guidelines? For the audition, prepare two contrasting monologues (each no longer than two minutes in length). One should be light or comic, the other serious. Each piece should be memorized and staged. At the beginning of your audition, you should introduce yourself and then the titles of the selections as well as the character(s) you are portraying. You are not auditioning for a part in a show; you are trying to “showcase” your abilities and potential. Therefore, choose material that you are comfortable with, that you can do well and that lets your audience see you at your best.

Following the audition, you will meet with the Theatre Scholarship Committee for an informal interview. This is an ideal time for you to ask any questions you may have about the Theatre Arts Program.

Additionally, you should submit one letter of reference from someone who has worked with you and/or who has seen you perform (e.g. high school director, other teachers, speech coaches, etc.). The letter should highlight your past experience, work habits, character, ability to take direction, and your capacity for interacting with others.

What does an audition consist of for technical theatre students? Students interested in technical theatre areas are encouraged to bring a portfolio which reflects their technical theatre experiences. Candidates should be prepared to discuss their background, creative work and career goals during an interview. Students must also submit a letter of recommendation as noted above.

How do I sign up for an audition/interview? Make plans to attend our scholarship event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by appointment. To register for this event fill out a scholarship application at the link above.

Whom do I contact with more questions? Questions regarding the audition/interview process, the Theatre Arts Program, or scheduling an interview can be directed to:
Dr. Garey A. Hyatt, Program Director
Visual and Performing Arts
Office: (410) 951-3369