Scholarships in the Arts

To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, music, theatre, and visual art, Goucher offers two types of arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need:

  • The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS) - The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships recognize students interested in dance, theatre, music, or the visual arts. Awarded to outstanding student artists, this renewable scholarship is awarded in addition to any merit scholarship received. Selected applicants will be invited to campus in early March for an audition or portfolio review, and for an interview.   Click here for more information, and to download the scholarship application.
  • The Rosenberg Scholarships in Music, Dance, and Visual Art and the Wilhelm Scholarship in Theatre

To be considered for these scholarships, students are required to submit a complete Scholarship in the Arts application in the area for which they wish to be considered. Detailed information is available in the Admissions Office.

Internship Program

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

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

Student Clubs

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.

Annabeth Lucas (student) with David Henry Hwang        Jacob Zabawa (sudent) and Alvin Eng (professor) with David Henry Hwang