Scholarships Directory

Theatre Majors

Welcome to the University of Montevallo Department of Theatre Scholarship and BFA Track application page!

2023/2024 Theatre Scholarship/BFA Track applications are now closed.

To get you started, here are the answers to some of the questions you may have:

What theatre degree programs does the University of Montevallo offer?
We offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Theatre, as well as Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre, Acting, and Theatre Design and Technology.

How do I get in?
With the exception of the BFA degrees, students are not required to audition to declare a theatre major. If you are interested in majoring in theatre in the BA or BS degree program, simply apply to the University of Montevallo and declare those majors. If you are interested in majoring in the BFA musical theatre, acting, or design & technology degree programs, auditions and portfolio presentations are required. You can either attend one of our in-person audition/interview dates (November 18, 2023; January 20, 2024; and February 17, 2024) or you can apply virtually. Your BFA degree track audition/interview will also serve as your audition for departmental scholarship consideration.

What do I need to prepare?
BFA degree with concentration in Musical Theatre: 

  • Prepare two 32-bar cuts of contrasting style songs (i.e.: up-tempo vs ballad).
  • Prepare a 60-second monologue, preferably not requiring a dialect and for an age-appropriate character.
  • Attend the in-person dance audition. All skill levels are welcome. This is our chance to see how you move.
  • Virtual applicants please submit a link to a self-tape of the dance combination found here.
  • Virtual applicants are asked to include in their self-taped submission a short statement describing their goals in pursuing the BFA degree and current post-graduation plans.
  • Virtual applicants: please submit either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your audition and statement video.
  • Contact Prof. Michael Walker, mwalker10@montevallo.edu for assistance.

BFA Acting: 

  • Prepare TWO contrasting style monologues (i.e.: contemporary vs. classical, or comedic vs. dramatic) no longer than 60 seconds each, preferably not requiring dialects and for age-appropriate characters.
  • Virtual applicants are asked to include in their self-taped submission a short statement describing their goals in pursuing the BFA degree and current post-graduation plans.
  • Virtual applicants: please submit either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your audition and statement video.
  • Contact Prof. Michael Walker mwalker10@montevallo.edu for assistance.

BFA Design/Technology (including Management students): 

  • Prepare a portfolio that represents your current skills in your chosen area of design, technology, or management.
  • In-person applicants should prepare a three-minute presentation of their portfolio and prepare for a post-presentation Q&A with Faculty.
  • Virtual applicants, please prepare either a PDF portfolio shared through cloud storage link or website link, in addition to a video presentation of your work.
  • Virtual applicants are asked to include a short statement describing their goals in pursuing the BFA degree and current post-graduation goals. You will submit a link to this video on the online application.
  • Virtual applicants: please submit either a cloud storage link (with appropriate access permissions- these will be shared with multiple Faculty for review) or a YouTube link (you can set your permissions to be unlisted and Faculty can access with a shared link) to your presentation and statement video, as well as a cloud storage link to your PDF file for your portfolio (or website link).
  • Contact Prof. Michael Walker, mwalker10@montevallo.edu., for assistance.

BA/BS Theatre Scholarship Applicants:

  • Students should prepare EITHER a 60 second monologue of their choice (preferably no dialects and for a character that is age-appropriate) or a three-minute portfolio presentation of their work. In-person presentations will be to a group of 5+ people, so plan for a presentation that is easy to see.
  • Virtual applicants: please submit with your online application form either a cloud storage link (with open access permissions) or a YouTube link to your presentation and statement video. All virtual applicants are asked to include in their video submission of their chosen presentation a short statement describing their goals in pursuing a degree in Theatre and current post-graduation goals.
  • Contact Prof. Michael Walker, mwalker10@montevallo.edu for assistance.

Are you a part of the Acceptd Platform?
Yes!!! We are a part of Acceptd which is the largest performing and visual arts network in the world.

Is this application separate from my University of Montevallo Application
Yes!  If you are interested in applying to the University of Montevallo and being eligible for university scholarship support, you must also register here.

Please, make sure you apply to the university as early as possible, to ensure you are accepted and have the greatest chance for college and university-level scholarships.  We offer scholarships at the department level, but the larger amounts are awarded through the admissions office. For more information about the University of Montevallo scholarships, please contact the admissions office at (205)665-6030 or visit https://www.montevallo.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/scholarships/.

I’m not interested in a BFA degree track, but I’m very interested in theatre scholarships for majors. How do I apply?

You’re in the right place! If you are interested in the BA or BS degree track, you can apply for departmental assistance by clicking the link below, filling out the form and attending an in-person audition/interview day or submitting your materials virtually. In-person scholarship auditions provide an opportunity to meet faculty and current students, discuss financial aid opportunities, take a campus and theatre facilities tour and get a first-hand “feel” for theatre at Montevallo. Students interested primarily in performance will prepare an audition; prospective design and management students provide a portfolio or sample promptbook for review. All prospective students will have the chance to meet the faculty for a short interview.

Do I have to declare theatre as my major to be considered for a theatre scholarship?
Yes.

I’m a transfer student coming in during my sophomore or junior year. May I audition for a BFA degree track?
Yes. If you are transferring as a sophomore or junior you may audition for the BFA in Musical Theatre or Acting or you can submit a portfolio or stage management promptbook for entrance into the BFA in Design/Technology. The audition or portfolio presentation is for admission into the program and for scholarship consideration.

Where do I apply?

Click one of the links below to apply –

BFA Degree Track and Scholarship Application

BA/BS Scholarship Application

Acceptd Application

2023 University of Montevallo Theatre BFA Track and Scholarship In-Person Audition Dates

When: Saturday, November 18 2023; Saturday, January 20 2024; or Saturday February 17 2024

Dance Call for Musical Theatre degree candidates begins at 10:00 a.m.
Auditions, Interviews & Presentations begin at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Alan and Lindsey Song Center for the Arts, 900 Oak Street, Montevallo, AL 35115
Award: One-year departmental-level scholarship awards will be made to outstanding students who participate in the auditions and presentations.
Who: Open to high school seniors and college transfer students who intend to major in Theatre and have maintained a 3.0-grade point average in their high school or previous college academic work.

Please contact Michael Walker at mwalker10@montevallo.edu if you have questions about the application.