Who Can Apply? • All declared SIUE Theater and Dance majors regardless of specialization. • Having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. • Must be enrolled full time in spring semester. What Do I Need to Apply? 1. On Line Application Form 2. Letter of Recommendation from Theater & Dance Faculty Member 3. Unofficial Transcript 4. Letter of Application 5. Resume 6. Photo of Yourself The On-Line Application Form The On-Line Application Form is available at the FOTAD Website: siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater/FOTADMerit.shtml This form asks some very simple questions: your name, major,a address, etc. The Letter of Faculty Recommendation •Ask a member of Department of Theater & Dance to write a letter of recommendation •The Faculty Member should be from the Theater Specialization in which you are applying (I.E: Professor in Acting for Acting Scholarship Candidates) •The Faculty member should be someone you have worked with in a production, taught a class you successfully completed, or has been a mentor to you in your time of study The Unofficial Transcript •Your Unofficial Transcript is available on your Cougar Net Account •This is used to verify your status and grade point average as well as pertinent class completion information The Letter of Application Letter must be one page maximum Must be double spaced in Times New Roman 14 pt. Font Should reflect the following: • An overview of your study in Theater or Dance • Your Specialization or areas of interest in Theater or Dance • Your individual skills, attributes that make you a qualified candidate • Your future goals The Photo This does not need to be a professional headshot This photo is meant to be used as a means of identification for the Committee Consider that this is a professional situation, consider the appropriateness of photo when submitting to the Committee The Resume There is no need to reinvent the wheel! Use a resume that you have created in classes or use the format that you have seen on past audition forms or job applications Include: Your Name Address Phone Number Email Address Past Experience (Current to Past) Locations of Experience Where Does this Information Go? Email the materials directly to [email protected] Note: The Faculty Member must email your Letter of Recommendation to the same address What Happens Next? •After all materials have been received from all applicants, you will be contacted with an interview, audition, or presentation appointment. •At this appointment you will present your monologue, dance piece, lesson plan, paper, or portfolio of technical achievement •Each appointment is 20 Minutes long, time for you to present your material & the Committee to ask you questions The Awards and Requirements Alice Wiltz Merit Awards In Dance: 1 ½ Minute Dance Piece and Interview William Best Merit Awards In Theater Performance: Monologue Presentation, 1 ½ Monologue Performance, and Interview William Vilhauer Merit Awards In Design/Technical Theater: Design/Technical Portfolio, 5-Minute Portfolio Presentation, and Interview Theater History Literature Criticism Merit Awards: Paper Submission Or Presentation of Research Topic and Interview Lana Hagan Merit Awards In Theater Education: *You Must Have Completed the First Section of Theater Teaching Methods Skill Demonstration & Optional Lesson Plan Presentation and Interview Can I Apply for More Than One Award? No You must be a specializing in the area in which the award is intended as in the examples: The Wiltz Award is intended for Dance Specialists, The William Best for Performance Specialists. I Have More Questions! Email Cheri Schuler-Faust [email protected] For specific questions regarding your intended application. Due Dates The application Materials are due by January 29st at 4 PM. There will be no exceptions to this due date. The Interviews and Auditions will be held February from 9 AM to 5 PM. You will be assigned an appointment time immediately upon receiving your materials. Please make every effort to make this appointment before requesting a change.