Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Salve Regina will conduct an arts scholarship competition for admitted students interested in music, theater or studio art. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 will be awarded based on auditions or portfolio reviews.

Students who apply to the qualifying majors by the Early Action deadline of Nov. 1 will be invited to apply for the arts scholarship. The application can be found on your student status page under your materials checklist. Please reach out to admisisons@salve.edu with any questions.

The scholarship application for students entering Salve in Fall 2018 is now closed, if you have applied, you will be contacted by department faculty to set up an audition this winter or notified once your portfolio review is complete. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Jan. 31. 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Students must apply to Salve Regina by the Nov. 1 Early Action deadline and meet the requirements for admission.
  • Students must have completed the online application by Dec. 1 and submit or schedule the below requirements for their major.
  • Recipients must major in music, theatre arts or studio art to renew the award.
  • Recipients must remain in good academic standing to renew the award.
  • Students will be notified of the decision of the scholarship committee by Jan. 31.

Music Auditions

Applicants should prepare a seven-minute audition highlighting two contrasting movements/pieces (slow-fast or classical-modern as examples). Instrumental scholarship candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and facility in playing major and minor scales and arpeggios. Singers will be expected to demonstrate facility in tonal memory.

Auditions will be conducted in January by appointment. If you are unable to attend an on-campus audition, materials may be submitted by mailing CDs to Salve Regina University, Office of Admissions, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840, by providing a web link or by emailing admissions@salve.edu.

Theatre Arts Auditions

Actors should prepare two monologues, each one minute in length. One monologue should be from a classical work (written/published before 1875), and the second should be from a modern work (written/published after 1900). Actors who are interested in musical theater may perform the modern monologue and up to 24 bars of music. Please note that an accompanist is not provided, so CD or MP3 player accompaniment is required. Students may also provide a link to video recordings of performances as supplemental material.

Students interested in design/technical theater should provide a portfolio with pictures and/or samples of production work, or work that demonstrates ability as an artist, technician or manager.

Auditions will be conducted in January by appointment. If you are unable to attend an on-campus audition, materials may be submitted in PDF format for documents and JPG for any photographs. Web links to videos and pictures hosted elsewhere are also acceptable. Materials may also be emailed to admissions@salve.edu. Mailed items should be sent to Salve Regina University, Office of Admissions, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

Studio Art Portfolio Reviews

Applicants must have between eight and 12 pieces in their portfolios. Included in this number can be the pieces previously uploaded to your personlized student status page as part of your application for admission.

Portfolios may contain various media. In regard to three dimensional work, students should include quality photographs showing multiple views of the piece. A document that numbers and provides information for each work in a portfolio should be included and must indicate: title, size, date and medium (or media).

Portfolios must be submitted by providing a web link, emailing admissions@salve.edu, uploading additional pieces to your student status page or by mailing CDs to Salve Regina University, Office of Admissions, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840.