Each Department of Theatre’s selective-admission program and talent scholarship requires acceptance through the same application process. This means you can apply to both a program and a talent scholarship through only one application. For both our programs and our talent scholarships, priority is given to students who apply before February 28th.

If you are applying for the BFA in Theatre program or the BA in Musical Theatre program – either with or without applying for a talent scholarship – go to Applying to a Theatre Program.

If you are applying for a Talent Scholarship ONLY, skip to Applying for a Talent Scholarship.

The BA in Theatre program and the Theatre Minor program are open admission, meaning you do not need to apply for them.

For details on our selective-admission programs, visit the BFA Theatre page or the BA Musical Theatre page. For details on our talent scholarships, visit the Talent Scholarships page.

Applying to a Theatre Program

The Department of Theatre offers two selective-admission programs. If you are interested in the BFA in Theatre, choose the application option that best fits your goals. If you are interested in the BA in Musical Theatre, use the Musical Theatre application option.

  • BFA in Theatre
    • Performance
    • Directing
    • Stage Management
    • Communication
    • Playwriting
    • Design and Technology
  • BA in Musical Theatre
    • Musical Theatre

In the application form, you will clarify whether your program application also applies to a talent scholarship. BFA in Theatre program applicants are eligible for the Theatre Talent Scholarship, while BA in Musical Theatre program applicants are eligible for the Musical Theatre Talent Scholarship.

For details on the requirements of each application option, skip to Required Materials.

Applying for a Talent Scholarship

Talent scholarships are available in each of the fine arts areas and are open to incoming Marietta College freshman or transfer students. Each incoming student may apply for only one talent scholarship across the departments of Art, Music, and Theatre. Talent scholarships do not transfer to other colleges or universities. Additional financial aid limitations may apply.

The Theatre Talent Scholarship is open to any incoming Marietta College student regardless of intended major. If you are applying only for the Theatre talent scholarship, choose the application option that best shows your theatrical strengths.

  • Performance
  • Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Communication
  • Playwriting
  • Design and Technology

The Musical Theatre Talent Scholarship is open only to incoming Marietta College students also applying to our Musical Theatre program. If you are interested in applying for both of those, follow the Musical Theatre application option.

Required Materials

All of our program and talent scholarship application options require the same three items:

  1. Resume of theatre experience
  2. Letter of reference from a teacher or director
  3. Link(s) to appropriate files of work for the chosen application option

The resume and the letter of reference must be two PDF files. Use the format LASTNAME-resume.pdf and LASTNAME-letter.pdf when naming your files. For example, an applicant with the last name Johnson would submit JOHNSON-resume.pdf and JOHNSON-letter.pdf.

Each application option requires a link or links to specific online files.

  • Performance: Video(s) of you performing two contrasting monologues. Video(s) may be a public or unlisted video on YouTube, on a personal website, or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Directing: One sample of academic or dramatic writing with the optional addition of a directing portfolio. Files must be PDFs in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Stage Management: Slideshow (PowerPoint or Google Slides, for instance) of photos or scans of a representative sample of pages from your best production book. File must be in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Communication: One sample of academic or dramatic writing. File must be PDF in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Playwriting: One sample of dramatic writing. File must be PDF in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Design and Technology: One design or technical portfolio, either as a digital portfolio or as a slideshow (PowerPoint or Google Slides, for instance) of photos or scans of a physical portfolio. Portfolio may be on a personal website or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Musical Theatre: Video(s) of you performing two memorized contrasting Musical Theatre style songs and a monologue. Video(s) may be a public or unlisted video on YouTube, on a personal website, or in cloud storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

Steps to Apply

Once you have prepared all three required items (resume, letter of reference, link to materials), you are ready to apply.

  1. Upload your resume and letter of reference to this Dropbox folder: Resume and Letter of Reference.
  2. Complete the application form: Application form.
  3. If you are applying for a program, wait for Department of Theatre faculty to contact you to schedule an online interview.

Any program acceptance or talent scholarship award is provisional until the recipient is accepted to Marietta College, so be sure to apply to Marietta College as well.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Cas Felt in the Department of Theatre at:
740.376.4698
cas.felt@marietta.edu
or use our department's Contact Form.