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Talent Scholarship Day

The School of Creative Arts holds a Talent Scholarship Day in the fall and spring of each year. Talent Scholarship Day is an opportunity for transfer students and high school juniors and seniors interested in attending the University of Saint Francis to submit an art or communication portfolio or audition for talent scholarships.

The portfolio and auditions will be individually critiqued by a School of Creative Arts faculty member. From this review, outstanding students will be awarded talent scholarships to attend the University of Saint Francis.

Sign up for an appointment today by calling Molly at 260.399.7700 x 8001.

Visual Arts (Studio Art, Communication Arts and Graphic Design, Computer Art, Pre-Art Therapy, and Art Education)

Students at a Portfolio ReviewThe faculty reviews visual arts portfolios and makes evaluations based on the following criteria:

The portfolio should have 12-15 works demonstrating two-dimensional (drawing, painting), three dimensional (sculpture or ceramics) or any other media illustrating design ability.

Art History

Students who are interested in studying art history should bring a portfolio of writing samples of their best work and a statement of purpose with their academic goals and objectives.  Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and their ability to demonstrate strong potential for careers in Art History or in the museum field.  


The faculty reviews communication portfolios and makes evaluations based on the following criteria:

Organizational Communication and Public Relations: Students should bring a portfolio of writing samples, yearbook or newspaper work.  These may be submitted in disk format.
Film Video and Media Production: Students should bring one video or DVD production (limited to a five-minute sample) of their best work.
Theatre: Prepare two contrasting (one comedy and one dramatic) one-minute monologues from published play scripts in an appropriate age range that does not contain a dialect. Introduce  audition pieces with the play's title and the character's name. Students wishing to sing, should prepare one monologue and one song (32-40 bars).  An accompanist will be provided. Technical Theatre: bring at least one example of an art, craft, sewing or carpentry project that represents their skill.  All students should be prepared to discuss their theatre background and  future goals.


The faculty reviews the performance audition and makes evaluations based on the following criteria that apply:

The audition will include participation in a class of one and a half to two hours in length. Dancers should be prepared to perform a solo of up to three minutes in a length of your choice.

Music Technology

Music Technology students can apply for a scholarship by choosing an audition for the University Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble or Pep Band. Students may audition and participate in more than one of these organizations if desired. However, only one scholarship can be given and only one audition is required. Students interested in trying out for an Ensemble should bring their own instruments and copies of their prepared music. Amplifiers, keyboards, pianos, and drums are provided. The requirements for an audition are:

Winds & Strings:





  Pep Band Auditions:

  Jazz Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble: