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Performing Arts Academic and Talent Scholarship

Earn up to 50% off tuition!

Your creative future starts at Detroit Mercy by earning a B.A. degree with a major in theatre! Join us as we DISCOVER new worlds and places that look just like our own. Learn by COLLABORATING and exploring diverse perspectives with courage and compassion. Develop diverse SKILLS leading towards many different career paths. Experience how MENTORSHIP is at the cornerstone of our program and the launching pad for a network full of connections and opportunities.  Be amazed as you apply classroom theory to stage-time practice while creating transformative experiences that lead to FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.

Are you ready for your creative future to begin?  

Step One: apply

Apply to the University of Detroit Mercy and declare Theatre as your major. Free online application.

Please remember to upload:
1. High School Transcript
2. ACT/SAT Scores
3. Essay (250+ Words/No Prompt)
4. Two Letters of Recommendation
5. Resume
6. Headshot
7. Video Audition (ONLY if you are auditioning online, otherwise, leave blank)

How to submit a self taped audition:

Step Two: audition on campus or online

Option One: on campus audition and interview

Schedule a Detroit Mercy campus visit that will include an audition and interview with the Performing Arts Department faculty. Schedule your campus visit and audition today:

Dec8audition          Feb2audition

Audition Preparation (For Actors)

a) Perform two memorized contrasting monologues (comic/serious, contemporary/historical). Pieces must be from published plays or musicals. Film and television monologues will not be accepted.   Please contact the Performing Arts Department if you need assistance in finding monologues.

b) Prepare to discuss your theatre passion with the PAD faculty.  Why are you interested in majoring in theatre?  How could you change the world with a degree in theatre?   What are your dreams?

Interview Preparation (Non-Actors)

Stage Managers, technicians, designers, managers, and undecided theatre students do not have to perform monologues, but do need to provide a letter of recommendation from a theatre teacher or qualified professional that speaks about the student’s strengths.  Please upload this letter when you schedule your audition.

Also, prepare to discuss your theatre passion with the DMTC faculty.  Why are you interested in majoring in theatre?  How could you change the world with a degree in theatre?   What are your dreams?

Option Two: audition and interview online

Video Submission (For Actors)

Your video should include an introduction, letting us know your name, your high school, and the play and playwright for your two audition pieces. Audition pieces must meet the following requirements:

a) Perform two memorized contrasting monologues (comic/serious, contemporary/historical). Pieces must be from published plays or musicals. Film and television monologues will not be accepted.   Please contact the Performing Arts Department if you need assistance in finding monologues.

b) Afterwards, please discuss your theatre passion.  Why are you interested in majoring in theatre?  How could you change the world with a degree in theatre?   What are your dreams?

Video Submission (Non-Actors)

For all non-actors, your video should include an introduction, letting us know your name and your high school. Also, please prepare a testimonial about your passion for theatre.  Why are you interested in majoring in theatre?  How could you change the world with a degree in theatre?   What are your dreams?

While stage managers, technicians, designers, theatre managers, and undecided theatre students do not have to perform monologues, they do need to upload a letter of recommendation from a theatre teacher or qualified professional that speaks about the student’s strengths.

Need help finding a monologue?   Try these resources:

Suggested Plays:

Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck, Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley, The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein, Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg and Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies

Suggested Collections:

Humana Play Festival (Any Year), Exceptional Monologues for Men and Women (Volume 1 or Volume  2) by Samuel French Publishing, The Best Men’s Stage Monologues (Any Year) by Smith and Kraus Publishing or The Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Any Year) by Smith and Kraus Publishing

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