Academic Programs


A number of scholarships in theatre arts are available for students with either a performance or a technical emphasis:

• Jim and Sonja Ozbun Scholarship for Fine Arts
• Alfred G. Arvold Scholarship for Theatre Arts
• Frederick G. Walsh Talent Grant
• Arthur C. and Vera Johnson Talent Grant
• Margaret Richardson Lyddon Award
• Circle of Players Theatre Scholarship
• Donald E. Larew Theatre Scholarship
• Bison Arts Scholarship for Fine Arts
• Peggy Gaynor Theatre Scholarship

Prospective students in the area of performance should prepare a short monologue to present to the faculty. Students in the area of musical theatre should also prepare a song. An accompanist can be provided by pre-arrangement only.

Prospective students in the area of design/tech should be prepared to share their design experiences with visual aids such as a portfolio.

Students should send their application prior to their interview, but also bring a copy of the application, unofficial high school transcript, and resume to the interview.

Factors determining the awarding of the scholarships:

• Financial need
• Talent/potential
• Seriousness of intent
• Scholastic record

If students have any questions about the process, preparing interviewing materials, or the program at NDSU, please don't hesitate to contact Tiffany Fier.

Good luck and we hope to see you soon!

To apply for a theatre scholarship, either apply online (new students only), download the scholarship form below, stop by the NDSU Theatre Arts office (Askanase Hall 107), or write to:

Theatre Arts Coordinator
Dept. 2336, PO Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

New Students - Apply For Scholarships Online!

Or Download Forms:
Theatre Arts Scholarship Form
Theatre Arts Scholarship Form-Returning & Transfer Students

Please send your completed forms to:

Theatre Scholarship Committee
Dept. 2336, PO Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Career Opportunities

Theatre training develops and exercises the creative imagination and fosters excellence in communication skills. Our graduates have found a rich variety of professions open to them. Several have gone on to earn MA, MFA, or PhD degrees in theatre and related fields and now teach in colleges and universities, community colleges, and high schools. Other graduates of our program work in arts management, technical theatre, and technical consulting, as well as in community theatre, semi-professional repertory companies, professional theatre, and commercial radio and television.

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