Please visit the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts page to learn more about theatre and communications studies at Whittier College.
Talent scholarships are renewable for up to four years of continuous study at Whittier College provided that the recipient meets the following requirements:
Although not required, most Talent Scholarship recipients will opt to declare and fulfill a Theatre minor. Visit the Theatre Arts page for more information on the Theatre major and minor.
Applicants are asked to perform one monologue, 2 to 2.5 minutes in length, from a theatrical play of their choice. Film monologues are not accepted. Applicants are recommended to avoid extreme characterizations so that their personal essence may be conveyed. Simple hand props are encouraged, however, costumes and elaborate props are not appropriate.
To submit your video audition, you will copy its link into your application form. Therefore, you must be prepared to submit this by the application deadline - not the live audition date.
Submissions of reels, footage from production work, live public performances, etc., will not be accepted. Videos must be monologues adhering to the same guidelines as in-person auditions.
We want to get to know each candidate, so please take a few minutes after your video monologue to tell the Scholarship Committee about yourself--your theatre background, what you like about it, your future life and/or career plans, etc. Be direct and informal.
The application period is now closed for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open in Winter 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns, please review the Talent Scholarship FAQ.