Scholarships in the Arts
For first-year students:
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship recognizes students planning to major in dance, theatre, music, or the visual arts. Awarded to outstanding student artists, this is a renewable scholarship. Selected applicants will be invited to campus on February 28, 2016 for an audition or portfolio review, and for an interview.
To apply, please complete the Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - Theatre application. Applications are due by December 1, 2015 along with a completed application for admission.
Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the faculty consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship should contact their individual academic advisers.
THE 290: INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE (3-4)
Full- or part-time internships with professional production companies. Prerequisite: at least one course in theatre. Preliminary application and interview required. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/no pass.
Instructor: Michael Curry
Community-based learning, or service learning, is a way for students to actively connect their academic work with direct experience in the community. By combining hands-on work in the community with the academic framework provided by course work across the curriculum, students gain a rich experience of social issues. Students learn about the workings of community, encounter differences related to race, class and privilege, gain a deeper understanding about social justice, and are able to do work that is beneficial to others. They also gain a greater understanding of themselves. Community-based learning emphasizes academic rigor, reflection, and developing ongoing community partnerships. Community-based learning can be part of any discipline and any academic division: humanities, social sciences, sciences and the arts.
At Goucher, community-based learning is part of a growing number of academic courses, including Theatre for Social Change. More information is available from Michael Curry
See the Office of Student Engagement for more information about student organizations like the Open Circle Theatre, Pizzazz, and more.
Student Work Opportunities
The Department of Theatre has many opportunities for students to work on its stage crews and production Teams. See Mary Sykes for more information. Or, to find on-campus employment especially suitable for theatre students, please visit the Career Development Office.
The Comparative Drama Conference
The Comparative Drama Conference was held in Baltimore again this year, and once again a play be Professor Alvin Eng was chosen for a staged reading. Congratulations, Alvin!
The special keynote speaker at the conference this year was David Henry Hwang, author of M Butterfly and Yellowface, which Goucher theatre students saw at Theatre J in Washington this semester. Professor Eng spoke on a panel about Hwang's work as a librettist, which David Henry attended.
Two Goucher theatre students, Jacob Zabawa and Annabeth Lucas, also attended the conference where Professor Eng introduced them to David Henry Hwang.