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Theatre UAB

2017-2018 Season

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Talent-Based Scholarships

The Department of Theatre awards talent-based scholarships on an annual basis. Scholarship amounts vary, but a typical annual award ranges from $1, 000 to $3, 000 and may be awarded/renewed for a total of four years. 

Students holding scholarships must remain active in department activities and must remain current in the completion of their core requirements.

Touring Performance Scholarships

The Department awards several scholarships for performing in one of our touring companies. Students must be sophomore status or higher and participate in annual auditions to be considered for one of these $2000.00 scholarships. Four company managers are awarded $2500.00 scholarships.

Audition Requirements

  • A photo with resume on the back
  • 2 one-minute monologues (one comedic & one dramatic) OR 1 one-minute monologue and a 16-bar song (bring sheet music in a binder clearly marked for the accompanist)

Stage Management Scholarships

The Department awards five $1000.00 scholarships annually for stage managing one of five Theatre UAB productions. Students must participate in annual portfolio presentation to be considered for a Stage Management Scholarship.

Important Dates

UAB Scholarship Application Admitted students may begin applying for scholarships on October 1, 2017
Audition/Interview November 18, 2017 (register by November 17)
February 3, 2018 (register by February 2)
April 14, 2018 (register by April 13)
Scholarship Notification Talent-Based Scholarship recipients will be notified starting in December and awards will continue to be made throughout the spring semester.

How to Apply for a Talent-Based Scholarship

  • Prospective Students

    All prospective students interested in talent based scholarships must complete the scholarship application on BSMART, UAB’s scholarship application platform. To access BSMART you must be admitted to UAB and have a BlazerID. 

    Prospective students interested in the Musical Theatre BFA, must also apply through Get Acceptd to be considered for talent based scholarships.

    All applicants must register for an audition or portfolio presentation on campus or at an approved alternate site. Contact the department for a list of approved alternate sites.

    Prospective students interested in scholarship/stipend opportunities in the Department of Theatre must complete the supplemental scholarship application and register for an audition/porfolio presentation.

    UAB Scholarship Application

    Prospective students who are not yet admitted to UAB must complete the BSMART scholarship application after the audition/interview process.

    Start Scholarship Application


    Attend an audition (performance) or present a portfolio (design/technology)

    Register for an Audition/Interview

    Acceptd Application (BFA in Musical Theatre Applicants Only)

    Acceptd is the largest performing and visual arts network in the world.

    Start Acceptd Application

  • Current Students

    No application is required for current students who wish to audition/interview for a talent based scholarship. An audition/interview schedule is posted two weeks prior to current student auditions/interviews and students will select a time on that schedule. Current students are eligible to audition/interview for Department of Theatre talent based scholarships if they are a full-time student, maintain a 2.5 overall GPA, and a 3.0 GPA in their major. GPA scores will be audited at the end of each semester. A scholarship recipient with a GPA below those thresholds will be placed on probation for one semester. A scholarship recipient with a GPA below those thresholds for two consecutive semesters will be declared ineligible for Department of Theatre talent based scholarships until they have raised their GPA scores above the minimum level.