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Annual UT scholarships up to $14,000 over four years ($3,500 per year)


  • New entering student (fall term entry only)
  • Experience in high school or community theatre productions (Musical theatre and Theatre required)
  • Demonstrated ability in stage movement/acting/singing (Musical theatre and Theatre required)
  • Dance audition via video submission (see requirements below) or in person (Musical theatre and Dance required)
  • Completed admissions application and acceptance for full-time study
  • Major in musical theatre, theatre or dance
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.8 or above

Audition Information:

All auditions for musical theatre, theatre and dance will be accepted digitally or in person at an official admissions Open House date.

Sign up for Open House.

  • All audition material should be submitted using your SpartanStart Portal (you will receive access to your SpartanStart Portal once you submit an application to UT).

  • Musical Theatre: You can choose to use a live accompanist or a CD/track.

  • Musical theatre audition requirements:
    • A 32-bar cut of one ballad from a Broadway musical
    • A 32-bar cut of one up-tempo song from a Broadway musical
    • One monologue, not to exceed 1 minute 30 seconds - preferably from a play
  • Theatre audition requirements:
    • One contemporary comedic monologue (one to two minutes long)
    • one contemporary dramatic monologue (one to two minutes long)
    • one classical monologue (one to two minutes long)
  • Dance audition requirements:
    • 10-minute ballet barre to include combinations in: pliés, tendus/degagés, rond de jambe, frappé, fondu/ developpé. Across the floor: battements front & side, pirouettes (parallel or turned out), grade jeté/ saut de chat
    • 1- to 1.5-minute modern or contemporary solo
    • 1- to 1.5-minute solo in another style of your choice (optional)
    • Contact Susannah LeMarquand at with dance audition questions

Deadline for scholarship consideration: March 1

For more information, contact:
Michael Staczar, chair/associate professor of theatre and dance
The University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
(813) 257-3987

Also see Department of Music.