Substantial, annually-renewable scholarships are available to theatre majors through a number of endowments. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of student auditions in the area of emphasis (performance or design/tech), high school or junior college grade average, and ACT or SAT scores. To apply for a scholarship, print the attached form, complete it, and mail it to the address below:
Chair, Department of Theatre
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
(940) 397-4670, office
(940) 397-4909, fax
Besides scholarships, a number of student assistantships, salaried at the level of the minimum wage, offer dedicated theatre majors the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to gain “real world” experience that bolsters their marketability for graduate school and careers in theatre. To apply for a student assistantship, print the attached form, complete it, and mail it to the above address.
Supervised by the Chair of the Theatre Department, two student assistants create the season brochure, programs for each MSU Theatre production, and other promotional materials. Other duties include organizing and running the MSU Theatre box office, planning and mounting lobby displays, and scheduling photo calls and television interviews.
Working under the faculty supervisor of the Costume Studio, a group of student assistants create the costumes and costume accessories for MSU Theatre productions. Many costumes are newly constructed while some are pulled from storage and modified.
Working under the faculty supervisor of the Scenic Studio, a group of student assistants create the scenery for each MSU Theatre mainstage production. They also help with the construction of properties and with the implementation of lighting.