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Theatre Scholarships & Student Assistantships

Scholarships and Student Assistantships

 

Theatre Scholarships

Substantial, annually renewable scholarships are available to theatre majors through a number of endowments. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of student auditions in the area of emphasis (performance or design/technology), high school or junior college grade point average, and ACT or SAT scores. To apply for a scholarship, select the appropriate application type below, complete the application, and send it to the address below.

High School Students, New College Students, and New Theatre Majors
Scholarship Audition Dates
Returning Theatre Majors
Theatre Majors Applying for a Scholarship Continuation

Elizabeth Lewandowski
Chair, Department of Theatre
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308

Phone: (940) 397-4392
Fax: (940) 397-4909
elizabeth.lewandowski@mwsu.edu

 

Theatre Student Assistantships

In addition to scholarships, a number of student assistantships, salaried at the level of minimum wage, offer dedicated theatre majors the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to gain "real world" experience that bolsters their marketability for graduate school and careers in theatre. To apply for a student assistantship, print the application, complete it, and mail it to the address above.

Publicity/Box Office

Supervised by the Chair of the Theatre department, two student assistants create the season brochure, programs for each MSU Theatre production, and other promotional materials. Other duties include organizing and running the MSU Theatre box office, designing and mounting lobby displays, and scheduling photo calls and television interviews.

Costume Shop

Working under the faculty supervisor of the costume shop, a group of student assistants creates the costumes and costume accessories for MSU Theatre productions. Many costumes are newly constructed while some are pulled from costume storage and modified.

Scene Shop

Working under the faculty supervisor of the scene shop, a group of student assistants creates the scenery for MSU Theatre productions. They also help with the construction of properties and with the implement of lighting.