Arts Merit Scholars focusing on theatre must major in theatre, except for engineering or education majors, who must minor in either acting & directing or design & technology. 

What to Submit

  • a résumé that highlights depth and dimension of experience in theatre (acting, directing, design and technology)
  • two recommendations from theatre teachers, directors, coaches or mentors that discuss creative abilities, training and potential
  • a short description, up to 200 words, on why you are interested in attending a liberal arts programs in theatre

Send materials by Nov. 15 (Early Decision I candidates) or Jan. 15 (Regular Decision and Early Decision II candidates); using SlideRoom.

What to Expect at the On-Campus Competition

  • Theatre performance - performance of two contrasting monologues (no cuts necessary for time constraints), and you may be asked to sing up to 32 bars of a musical theatre selection
  • Theatre performance - participation in movement, voice and improvisation workshops
  • Design and technology - presentation of original artwork (drawings, paintings, technical drawings) and production work (via slides or photographs); interview with faculty member

Families are invited to a Q&A session and luncheon with department students and faculty.


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