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Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Salve Regina will conduct an arts scholarship competition for admitted students interested in dance, music, theater or studio art. Scholarships may be valued up to $3,000 and are awarded based on auditions or portfolio reviews.

Students who apply to the qualifying majors by the early action I or early decision deadlines of Nov. 1 or the early action II deadline of Jan. 5 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 admissons@salve.edu with any questions.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Students must apply to Salve Regina by the Nov. 1 early action I or early decision deadline or the Jan. 5 early action II deadline and meet the requirements for admission.
  • Students must complete the online scholarship application (found on your student status page) by Dec. 1 for those applying early action I or early decision or Jan. 15 for those applying early action II and submit or schedule the below requirements for their major.
  • Recipients must major in dance, 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 Feb. 15.
  • If students have also applied for need-based aid, those financial aid packages will go out shortly after scholarship notification.

Dance Auditions

Applicants should submit a 2-1/2 to 3 minute video in a style of their choice, demonstrating an ownership of movement vocabulary that feels comfortable on their bodies. The choreography and movement should emphasize rhythm, musicality and personal style. Dancers are expected to perform with confidence, presence and authenticity. At the beginning of the video, please introduce yourself and credit the composer/music artist and choreographer.

In addition to a recorded audition, students will be contacted this winter to complete a virtual interview.

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 can be recorded for submission or a live virtual audition may be requested.

Theatre Arts Auditions

Applicants 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.

In addition to a recorded audition, students will be contacted this winter to complete a virtual interview.

Studio Art Portfolio Reviews

Applicants must have between five and 12 pieces in their portfolios. Included in this number can be the pieces previously uploaded to your personalized 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.