The Fine Arts Scholarship in Theater is awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated ability and exceptional potential for growth in theater— including acting and design/technical— and who plan to actively participate in theater at Augsburg.
To be considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship in Theater, applicants must:
Amount: $3,000 per year for the Fine Arts Scholarship, one Director’s Scholarship for $5,000 per year
Final Deadline for Application: November 11, 2013
Scholarship Weekend: November 23, 2013
Though not need-based, these awards may be part of a total need-based financial package. Subsequent renewal is at the discretion of the Director of Theater.
In order to audition for a Theater Scholarship, you must first be admitted to Augsburg College and plan to be a full-time student seeking your first bachelor’s degree. Students currently enrolled at Augsburg College may not apply. Scholarship recipients need not major in theater, but must actively participate in theater productions and other departmental activities. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND, PLEASE CONTACT DENISE HERRERA AT 612-330-1585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your resume in a Word or other electronic form. Make sure to include the following sections:
Schools and/or Colleges (if transfer applicant) attended (include dates):
Program/degree completed MUSIC
Performances (include dates):
(Play, character, director, i.e. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puck, directed by John Smith)
(Include names of primary teachers and their title and the subject matter (e.g. movement, voice, acting classes, set building)
Theatre festivals/camps/workshops/special programs:
(Include name of program, brief description, location, and dates)
List awards, community work, and/or honors won (include dates):
Add any additional category that you feel reflects you and the unique/individual nature of your work (i.e. teaching experience, recording and/or studio work, community service. etc.)
This form should be completed by the theater teacher most familiar with the student’s theater experience. Augsburg College Fine Arts Scholarships in Theater recognize students with exceptional potential and demonstrated ability in theater in the areas of acting and technical/design. The application process includes a completed application, résumé, teacher recommendation, and work sample and presentation (technical) or audition (performance).
Audition/interview with Augsburg theatre faculty Theater Performance: Prepare two short pieces of contrasting style of your choice (comedy/tragedy, old character/young character, etc.) totaling three minutes. Below are example scripts to help you judge length and content. Please do not use dialects. No introduction is required; simply name the play and character which you will be performing and begin your scene. You are expected to memorize these scenes. Technical Theater: Prepare a work sample which may include photographs or models of costumes, sets, or other aspects of theater you have worked on. Prepare a three- to five-minute presentation in which you explain the sample and provide an overview of your work. You will be contacted to schedule an audition only after you have been admitted to Augsburg College and Admissions has received the completed Fine Arts Scholarship Application. For students entering Spring Semester, auditions will be scheduled by appointment. For students entering Fall Semester, auditions will be held during scholarship weekend.
Example Theater Audition Scripts