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The Department of Theatre and Dance not only unites ALL the performing arts, it encompasses all disciplines—artistic, scientific, philosophical, and even vocational – offering degrees in Theatre, Theatre Education, and Dance, along with minors in Dance and Theatre. Nearly 150 students, faculty, and guest artists practice theatre and dance in a broad-based course of study ranging from history and analysis to design and technical theatre—from acting, voice and movement to management and public relations—from ballet, modern and contemporary dance to musical theatre.

Alumni are working throughout the industry on television, in film, at regional theatres, on-and off-Broadway, in the commercial industry, and on cruise ships, as well as at universities and in classrooms across the country.


The faculty is composed of recognized leaders and professionals in the field, who have been awarded prestigious state, regional, and national honors from the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Alabama Conference of Theatre among others.


Prospective Students

Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Auditions

THEATRE Concentrations


    • Performance – Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre
    • Design – Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound
    • Dramaturgy and Playwriting
    • Marketing and Public Relations
    • Production and Company Management
    • Sound Production
    • Stage Management
    • Technical Production
    • Theatre Education




Actors only:  Prepare two contrasting monologues; total of 2 minutes.


Musical Theatre:  In addition to the two contrasting monologues above, add a ballad and an up-tempo song (preferably from musical theatre).  Prepare 16 measures for each.  Bring sheet music taped in a file folder in appropriate key and tempo and clearly identify beginning and end points.  An accompanist will be provided.


Attire: bring clothing appropriate for movement session of audition.


Technicians/Designers: Bring your portfolio materials; prepare a 5 minute presentation.


Auditionees are encouraged to showcase in all areas that apply to them. Strong vocalists are encouraged to audition in the Long School of Music for performance ensembles that could carry smaller scholarship awards.


Prior to the audition send in:


    • Audition Information Form
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Headshot or photo
    • Transcript-unofficial is acceptable
    • One page personal statement regarding why you are the best candidate for a scholarship and what attributes you will bring to this program.


TROY offers other excellent scholarships, many of which can be combined with Departmental scholarships from Theatre and Dance – you are encouraged to apply for these University awards.  NOTE:  Deadlines begin in January!


Awarded through the Office of Admissions – contact Admission directly through the website at


Leadership Scholarship:
3.0 GPA, 22  ACT, or 1030 SAT
Amounts vary; Awarded through interview process;
DEADLINE: January 15

Academic Scholarships:
3.7 GPA
31 ACT, or 1380 SAT or National Merit Finalist  
4 years - Full Tuition, Room, and Board 


3.5 GPA
27 ACT or 1220  SAT
4 years-Full Tuition 

Trojan Opportunity Scholarship:
3.0 GPA
Must be from out of state; Amounts vary
Best area scores in all ACT/SAT attempts are taken.


See a full list of Troy Campus Scholarships at


Audition Flyer


January 31, 2015
Trojan Center Theatre
Troy, AL


February 28, 2015
Trojan Center Theatre
Troy, AL


TROY Theatre will also be screening at the following locations:


Georgia Theatre Conference
October 9-11, 2014
Columbus, GA


Troy University Fall Preview Day
November 8, 2014
Troy, AL


Florida Theatre Conference
November 9-11, 2014
Gainesville, FL


ACT Scholarship Auditions (Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival)
December 4, 2014
Troy, AL


Mississippi Theatre Association
January 15-17, 2015
Oxford, MS


Georgia Thespian Conference
February 5-7, 2015
Columbus, GA


Southeastern Theatre Conference
March 3-7, 2015

Chattanooga, TN

Troy University Spring Preview Day
March 28, 2015
Troy, AL


Contact the Department of Theatre and Dance for more information:

Call the Department of Theatre and Dance to schedule an appointment: 334-808-6142


25 advantages

What are some advantages of becoming a Theatre major?

You might be surprised. See what Dr. Louis E. Catron says.


I think theater ought to be theatrical ... you know, shuffling the pack in different ways so that it's -- there's always some kind of ambush involved in the experience. You're being ambushed by an unexpected word, or by an elephant falling out of the cupboard, whatever it is.

-- TOM STOPPARD, interview, March 10, 1999

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