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Theatre CAPA Scholarship Audition Information

The Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship (CAPA) for theatre is an equivalent amount to that of "in-state" tuition and mandatory fees. For qualifying students, the CAPA Scholarship may be renewed for up to eight semesters.

For best consideration, applicants should have:

  • A minimum 3.30 high school cumulative grade point average (when applicable, the cumulative average of B+ or 85%). Transfer students should have a college/university cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • Applied to the University of Maryland by the priority admissions date (November 1) and declared theatre as a major.
  • Submitted a complete application packet by Wednesday, December 4, 2020.

Transfer students must include an official transcript from an accredited college or university in their application packet.

Auditions for the 2020/2021 academic year will be Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:00PM. This is the only audition day offered and applicants must be in attendance for consideration.

Applications received after Wednesday, December 4, 2020 will not be accepted.

**Please note that an audition is not required to declare theatre as your major, and your participation in the audition does not guarantee admission to the University of Maryland. The UMD Admissions Office will contact students with official admission decisions by the dates indicated on the admissions website.**

For purposes of these auditions, we ask you to choose one area of concentration.
 

Audition Information

Performance students:

Prepare one 1 1/2 minute monologue (maximum). This should be from within your age and range. The material must be from a play and not a film script or novel. Use contemporary plays only, and no material from monologue books or original works. In addition, if it is your strength, you may sing a maximum of 32 bars. This can be acapella or with accompaniment. Do not choose to sing unless this is your strong point! This will be submitted via email or on the online application form via a Vimeo or YouTube link. At the start of your recording, please include your full name, character, title of play, playwright for your monologue and song.

Design and Production students:

Prepare a four‐minute presentation (maximum) of a design or technical project you have done. Presentations may include drawings, renderings, floor plans, models, photos, boards, etc. It should include a discussion of the nature of your design and production experience (i.e. any research involved, budget or physical resources, design concepts, stage limitations, construction problems, assessment of final results). This will be submitted via email or on the online application form via a Vimeo or YouTube link. At the start of your recording, please include your full name, and your design area of interest.

Applicants will be invited to attend according to the strength of the information in their application packet.

Please submit an online application and mail a hard copy of your application form and headshot (see address below).

Complete Application Packets (submitted online and mailed) must include:

  • One audition application form 
  • One copy of your theatrical resume (1 page, 1 side only) 
  • One original headshot photo (5” x 7” or greater; black and white or color; does not need to be professional)
  • One copy of a 250-word (maximum) essay (typewritten on a single page) on the topic: How has theatre influenced you to apply for admission to the University of Maryland? 
  • Transfer students only: an unofficial transcript from the college or university you attended. This can be emailed directly to smille13@umd.edu.

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Applications received after Wednesday, December 4, 2020 will not be accepted.