Scholarships

Albion College Theatre Scholarships are intended to support a well-rounded study of theatre for talented and qualified students. Scholarships are granted on the basis of perceived ability and promise.

All applicants will be considered who demonstrate the requisite talent and potential for development in any area of theatre study: acting, directing, playwriting, stage management, or costume, scenic, lighting, or sound design. After acceptance by Albion College, a candidate should submit the Fine Arts Interest Form which will serve as an application for the Theatre Activity Scholarship. After screening, qualified candidates will be invited to submit an audition or schedule a portfolio review with Theatre Department faculty members.

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship auditions and requests for portfolio reviews will be accepted beginning October 1 of a student’s senior year.

Scholarship Submission Deadlines

December 1 (High school seniors) - Priority scholarship consideration

March 15 (High school seniors) - General scholarship consideration

Application Process

All scholarship auditions, portfolio reviews, and interviews for the 2021 school year will be conducted virtually. Please consult the requirements for your theatre discipline listed below.

To begin the scholarship process, please complete the Fine Arts Interest Form. Admitted seniors will be contacted regarding audition submission and/or to schedule an interview or portfolio review. Please note that students must be admitted to Albion before submitting a Theatre audition. For questions regarding your audition, please contact the Office of Admission at .

Acting students must submit a recorded video audition prior to receiving their scholarship decision. In order to share your audition, please post your recording on YouTube, Vimeo, or another online platform and include the link on your audition form (sent to admitted seniors upon completion of the Fine Arts Interest Form).

For all other theatre disciplines, portfolio reviews and interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis and take place via Zoom.

Scholarship Requirements

The Theatre Scholarship candidates will:

  1. Apply and be accepted to Albion College;
  2. Submit the Fine Arts Interest Form;
  3. Upload your audition or schedule your interview and portfolio presentation.

Actors

Please submit a link to a self-taped audition consisting of two contrasting monologues from published plays OR one monologue and 16-32 bars of a song. Your total audition should not exceed four minutes.

Tips on self-taping: Choose a neutral, uncluttered background with even lighting. Do not position yourself in front of a window or other backlight source. Frame yourself from the shoulders up in landscape (horizontal) mode. Begin your audition by speaking your name and telling us which pieces you'll be performing (play title, character). Theatre faculty may contact you to schedule a follow up Zoom interview.

Designers

Students with experience in Scenic, Costume, Lighting, or Sound Design will be asked to present a representative sample of their design work during a Zoom interview session. Unrealized designs are welcome.

Stage Managers

Students with experience in Stage Management will be asked to participate in a Zoom interview with Theatre faculty. Please be prepared to share any materials that will help tell the story of your experience as a stage manager. Call books, reports, production photos, and video content are welcome.

Playwrights

You will be asked to submit a representative sample of your writing in advance of a Zoom interview with Theatre faculty. You are welcome to submit as many scripts as you wish, but quality is valued over quantity.