Acceptance into the BFA Theatre and BFA Musical Theatre degree programs is by audition/interview only.
The theatre department currently offers performance-based scholarships ranging from $500 – $2,500 a semester for up to 8 semesters for students that major in theatre. If you have questions please contact us here.
The following are the requirements for a theatre department performance scholarship:
- Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all Theatre classes, as well as maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Students must complete at least 12 semester hours each fall and spring on the Magnolia campus.
- Students must be a declared theatre or musical theatre major to be eligible for this departmental scholarship. If a student with a theatre scholarship changes majors, they will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.
- Students must remain an active participant in the theatre department. This includes the following:
- Audition and/or apply for a design/technical/crew assignment for all shows unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance with the Director of Theatre.
- Attend all required department meetings and work calls, including strike
- Students understand that they are required to carry out production assignments to the best of their abilities, to ask for help if needed, to comply with all production deadlines, to be at production meetings and rehearsals on time and prepared, and to respect the work and ideas of others.
- Students understand that they are expected to attend all classes, including theatre classes, and actively participate in class; as well as turn in all assignments and projects in a timely manner.
- Students understand that their attitude and willingness to participate in the department, both in the classroom and on productions count toward scholarship eligibility.
- Students understand that failure to meet any of these requirements will place their scholarship in jeopardy.
- Students understand that if they lose their scholarship for any reason, that it may not be possible for them to earn it back.
- Students understand that they will need to re-apply for the scholarship in the spring semester for the following school year.