Department of Music and Theatre

Theatre Scholarships

· Applicants must be full-time students (12 units minimum) during the upcoming academic year and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (a higher GPA is required for some scholarships)

· Scholarship recipients must be significantly involved in departmental productions during both semesters of the academic year for which they receive the award and are asked to sign an acceptance letter agreeing to this requirement.

· Awards are paid 50 percent at the beginning of each semester if the award is over $600. If under $600, the award will be paid 100 percent for the fall semester.

· Award announcements are posted to the student's portal account between July and August of the academic year they will be issued.

· All scholarships are contingent upon successful acceptance to the university. Incoming students are also strongly encouraged to complete the University Wildcat Scholarship application. Returning students MUST complete the University Wildcat Scholarship application.

· Fall scholarship auditions are open to returning and incoming students, but ALL RETURNING STUDENTS MUST AUDITION IN THE FALL SEMESTER. An additional scholarship audition period will be offered in the spring for INCOMING students ONLY.

· RETURNING STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE UNIVERSITY WILDCAT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE JANUARY 2 - FEBRUARY 22, 2021. Incoming students are strongly encouraged to complete the university scholarship application as well.



 Jan 2 - Feb 22, 2021

  • Wildcat Scholarship
  • Returning student MUTA scholarship applicants must complete the University Wildcat Scholarship application.    
  • Incoming students submitting a MUTA scholarship application are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Department of Music and Theatre Scholarship Application is open.
  • Scholarship Applications for INCOMING STUDENTS ONLY is open for the Department of Music and Theatre. Students who wish to audition must complete the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form.

  • Title for email subject line: Audition Material Last Name, First Name

  • Email audition submissions to: 
  • You will be notified of your assigned audition time and location via email. (Technical Theatre scholarships are based on interviews only).

To be scheduled by email

  • Audition/Interview date for incoming and transfer students.
  • Must have completed and submitted the application form. (See below for information regarding video or audio auditions in the event you are unable to attend the live audition/interview date).

Sunday, February 7, 2021 (Midnight, PST):

  • The MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form and audition materials must be submitted by this time. See below for information on submitting your audition materials. 
  • The Department of Music and Theatre reserves the right not to accept submitted materials.

Requirements & Procedures 

To arrange for the live audition, please complete and submit the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form . You will be contacted via email with your audition details. Students must submit their Music and Theatre Department Scholarship application for their audition to be accepted.

Audition Information


Live Acting Audition

By YouTube

  • Audition / Interviews are limited to a total time of 5 minutes.
  • An accompanist will be provided. You should provide appropriate music, properly cut, and clearly marked.
  • Those interested in Musical Theatre scholarships should have two songs and a monologue, or two monologues.
  • Those interested in Theatre Performance scholarships should have two songs and a monologue, or two monologues. A third 'movement' piece is encouraged.

Portfolio Interview

by YouTube

  • Copies of an introduction letter & resume
  • Traditional Paper or Digital portfolios accepted
  • Applicants should provide their own computer for the interview if showing a digital or online portfolio.
  • if a projector is needed, please indicate such.

Recorded Audition

by YouTube

The Theatre and Musical Theatre degree programs encourages you to audition in person.  However, if you cannot do so please follow the guidelines below:

  • Consult the Acting Auditions Information link in the Live Audition section.
  • Record you video in an appropriate space with good lighting and sound quality. 
  • Video should be recorded on a high-quality recording device to provide the best image and sound.  Please use a tripod.
  • Video must be current (No more than 6 months old)
  • Dress as if this were a live audition situation
  • Upload your video to YouTube or another public video streaming site (websites requiring passwords to view videos will not be accepted).
  • Videos must be submitted by the due date for full scholarship consideration.
  • Remember to back up your recording for archival purposes.

Digital Portfolio Submission

The Theatre and Musical Theatre degree program encourages you to interview and present your portfolio at Zoom appointment.

  • Introduction letter and resume must be emailed to the department in .PDF format.
  • Portfolios may also be sent .PDF format or shared as a link to the applicants website.

If you have questions regarding your audition/interview, please contact: