In the fall and spring of each year, the School of Creative Arts (SOCA) hosts Talent Scholarship Day — giving you (if you’re a high school junior or senior or a college transfer student), the opportunity to have your work reviewed by professional SOCA faculty for a talent scholarship.
Depending on your art form, you can submit a portfolio or audition. Scholarships are awarded in the following areas
Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file at USF and all requests for supporting documentation must be provided. Talent Scholarship recipients must:
The faculty reviews visual arts portfolios and makes evaluations based on the following criteria:
Your portfolio should have 12-15 works demonstrating two-dimensional (drawing, painting), three-dimensional (sculpture or ceramics) or any other media illustrating design ability.
Enrollment and scholarship opportunities for the USF Marching Pride are open to all students regardless of major. Audition requirements are similar to those listed for music technology scholarships:
The faculty reviews communication portfolios and makes evaluations based on the following criteria:
Organizational Communication and Public Relations:
Bring a portfolio of writing samples, yearbook or newspaper work. These may be submitted in disk format.
Film Video and Media Production:
Bring one video or DVD production (limited to a five-minute sample) of your best work.
Prepare two contrasting (one comedy and one dramatic) one-minute monologues from published play scripts in an appropriate age range that do not contain a dialect. Prepare to introduce your audition pieces with the play’s title and the character’s name. If you wish to sing, prepare one monologue and one song (32-40 bars). If you are interested in technical theatre, bring at least one example of an art, craft, sewing, or carpentry project that represents your skill. Be prepared to discuss your theatre background and future goals.