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Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships

The VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY Theatre Department is now accepting applications for graduate assistantships and scholarships for the Fall 2020 Master's in Theatre program. Villanova's program is the only theatre MA in the United States that places equal emphasis on scholarly and creative work. Our multi-faceted degree program prepares students from a variety of disciplines to succeed on stage, behind-the-scenes and in the classroom. The two-year, comprehensive MA provides crucial tools for the developing theatre practitioner, educator, or scholar. The Theatre Department offers competitive graduate assistantships (full tuition remission and a stipend) in Set, Costume, and Properties Construction, and Marketing/PR. Merit-based Scholarships are available in Acting and Research.

Register for Villanova Theatre's Open House, Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 11am - 2pm (followed by a free performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM directed by Edward Sobel). To register for the Open House, click here or email Applicants who attend the Theatre Department Open House on November 24th will have their application fee waived. In order to be considered for a graduate assistantship or scholarship, applications must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2020. Applications should include:

  1. A completed application for admission to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (including three letters of recommendation, a resume of relevant experience & undergraduate transcripts. Acting scholar applicants should include a headshot.)
  2. A Theatre Department Scholarship & Assistantship Application

Interviews/Auditions will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020. Please contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Kevin Esmond at or call 610-519-4760 with any questions. To apply, please visit

Education Level: 
Bachelor's Degree