Thank you for your interest in the Theatre program at Loyola University Chicago. Loyola’s Theatre Program strives to make the most out of a liberal arts education. Through this program, students cultivate an expansive foundation of all aspects of the art form. This includes a variety of fields ranging from literature, theatre history and criticism to performing, directing and design.
The Theatre Scholarship APPLICATION for academic year 2021-2022 is now closed. Please check back in fall 2021 for application information for academic year 2022-2023.
To be considered for the theatre scholarship at Loyola University Chicago, students must complete the scholarship application (link above) and attend an online audition/interview Zoom event on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Click here to register.
Because admission to the major is not contingent upon auditioning, there are no additional audition opportunities, in person or otherwise.
Schedule and details about the online event on Februrary 6, 2021 will be sent via email in January 2021. See below for frequently asked questions.
No, auditions are not required for the major. However, an audition or interview is required for consideration for the competitive scholarships we offer.
Performers should prepare 2 contrasting selections totaling 3 mins. 1 can be a musical selection.
Designers and technicians are also highly encouraged to apply and should bring evidence of their work.
Suitable material could include: photographs, prompt books, sketches, or technical drawings.
Designers and technicians will also be considered for scholarship and are also highly encouraged to complete the same application for an interview. For the interview, please bring evidence of your work. Suitable material could include: photographs, prompt books, sketches, and/or technical drawings.
We highly recommend that you apply to Loyola University Chicago prior to your audition/interview date. Awarding of scholarship is contingent upon admission to Loyola University Chicago.
After submitting the application for Theatre Scholarship Audition listed above, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts will correspond with you with additional details.
No, there is no fee for neither the audition nor admission to the University!
You will need to upload these materials to your application, but otherwise, you are not required to bring these with you in person.
Applicants should wear comfortable clothing. Formal wear is not required.
No, props and costumes are not permitted at the audition.
No, but we would be happy to provide an amplifier or speaker if you provide the sound file on your phone or other electronic device. If you have a newer iPhone, please also bring the appropriate adapter.
Because entry into the major is not contingent upon auditioning, we do not offer additional audition dates other than those listed.
Please email the DFPA if you have additional questions or concerns.