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Linehan Artist Scholar Auditions & Portfolio Reviews

The Next Scholarship Audition and Interview Day will be announced soon!

Students must submit a separate Linehan Artist Scholars application to be considered as a candidate for the program. The application and all supplemental materials must be received by January 12, 2018. Please refer to the information at to prepare and submit the Linehan Artist Scholars application.

To schedule your Audition or Portfolio Review, please contact Professor Eve Muson, Theatre Scholarship Coordinator at In your email, please indicate whether you are an acting or design/technical production/stage management candidate.

The UMBC Theatre Department faculty will assess each candidate’s artistic merit for the Linehan Artist Scholar Program and Fine Arts Awards. During the day you will have ample opportunity to interact with our faculty and current students.

Instructions for All Candidates

All candidates check in at 12 noon, Performing Arts & Humanities Building.

You should plan to spend the afternoon with us. You will be released after your individual audition or interview; the day will run no longer than 5:00 p.m. In addition to the audition and interview activities, you will have the opportunity to talk with current Linehan Artist Scholars and tour our campus.

General Information Meeting After checking-in, you and your parents are invited to attend the general information session about the UMBC Department of Theatre.

Acting Candidates

Group Warm-Up and Improvisation Session After the Information Meeting, acting candidates will participate in a 45-minute group warm-up and improvisation session, led by members of the performance faculty. Be prepared to move—no short skirts, excessively tight pants, long jewelry, high heels, etc.

Individual Audition Following the group session, you will proceed to your individual audition with members of the faculty. Your audition will last about 10-15 minutes, and will include a brief interview. You will be released after your individual audition. For the audition requirements, please refer to the instructions.

Design, Technical Production, & Stage Management Candidates

Portfolio Interviews Following the information session, you will proceed to your individual interview with members of the faculty. Your interview will last about 20 minutes. For portfolio requirements, please refer to the instructions.

Snow Day: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12 noon-5:00 p.m. To check weather closings, go to UMBC’s homepage under the “Events” section or call the HotLine telephone number (410-455-6789)

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