Theatre Arts Auditions & Scholarships at Catawba College

How to audition for a scholarship or one of our BFA Tracks:

Students wishing to be part of our BA in Theatre Arts do not need to audition for the program.

However, if you would like to:

  • Be considered for a Theatre Arts Scholarship

  • Be considered for pre-approval for one of our BFA tracks

Please take the following steps:

  1. Apply to Catawba

  2. Use Acceptd to submit pre-screening digital portfolios/audition materials.

  3. Register via Acceptd to attend one of our Theatre Arts Experience Days
    (Saturday, February 25, 2023)

What Happens Next?

  • Theatre Arts Faculty review your digital pre-screening materials

  • We will contact you via Acceptd to confirm your preferred Theatre Arts Experience Day date

  • We will send you details about arrangements for your visit

  • You will participate in one of our Theatre Arts Experience Days led by Catawba Theatre Arts faculty

  • We will notify you (typically within two weeks) of your recommended scholarship amount and/or degree track.

FAQ, Answered

  • Program-specific guidelines for digital submission requirements are on our Acceptd web page.

  • Descriptions of degree requirements are in the Catawba College Catalog

  • In order to be considered for one of our BFA Tracks or a Theatre Arts scholarship, you must visit campus.

  • If neither of the dates for our Theatre Arts Experience Days works with your schedule, a limited number of invitations may be issued for individual interviews (typically Fridays at noon, when we're in session). Students wishing to apply for an exception must first go through Acceptd and request a “Friday interview.”

Typical Theatre Arts Experience Day Schedule

  • 9:00am — Welcome & Coffee
    Hedrick Little Theatre

  • 9:30-11:00am 

    Performance Workshop (taught by a Catawba Performance faculty)
    Florence Busby Corriher Theatre

    Design/Tech Workshop (taught by D/T faculty)
    Scene Shop or Costume Shop

    Q&A with parents (conducted a Theatre Arts faculty member)
    Hedrick Lobby

  • 11-12:30pm — Individual Interviews with Scholarship Candidates (approximately 10 minutes)

  • 12:30-1:30pm — Lunch
    Students and parents dismissed for lunch in the Cafeteria

  • 1:30-3pm — Theatre Arts facilities and/or Campus Tour 
    (Leave from Hedrick or Admissions)


  • 7:30pm — Theatre Arts Production 
    (All attendees and their family members are provided with complimentary tickets)

    Please Note: While we look forward to hosting you for the entire day, afternoon events are not a mandatory part of the scholarship audition process.