The Division of Fine Arts offers scholarships in Art, Music, Musical Theatre and Theatre and hosts three Scholarship Days for all fine arts programs throughout the academic year. Because slots fill up quickly, applicants should get their applications in as early as possible to secure an audition time.
Art scholarships are granted to students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. The art faculty selects students to receive scholarships based on personal interviews and surveys of student portfolios. Your portfolio should contain examples of your work with emphasis on drawing ability. Other work that shows skills in painting, digital, design and photography may be included. A sketchbook of good drawings is strongly suggested. Portfolios are judged on skill, originality and seriousness of purpose.
Music major scholarships are awarded to students pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and are based on the students’ auditions/interviews. For the audition, you are asked to perform two contrasting compositions of your choice. Percussionists should audition on as many different percussion instruments as possible (snare drum, drum set, mallets, timpani). If your repertoire requires an accompaniment, you may bring your own accompanist, use an accompaniment tape or CD (an audio system will be available on-site) or use a Young Harris College staff accompanist. View the YHC Music Student Handbook for further information concerning auditions.
Band and choral scholarships may be granted to non-music majors who are prospective members of the Concert Band, Jazz Band or Choir. These scholarships are awarded to fulfill the needs of the ensembles.
Musical Theatre Scholarships
Musical Theatre scholarships are granted to students pursuing a degree in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre. The Music and Theatre faculties select students to receive scholarships based on auditions and interviews. For the audition, you are asked to perform your best 60-second memorized monologue and to perform two memorized vocal selections from the standard musical theatre repertoire. You may bring your own accompanist, use an accompaniment tape or CD (an audio system will be available on site) or use a YHC staff accompanist. If you have dance experience, you will also be given an opportunity to demonstrate a brief dance combination during the audition. Please bring appropriat music.
Theatre scholarships are granted to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with either a performance or design/technical emphasis. For the acting audition, you are asked to perform two contrasting memorized monologues in 90 seconds. To apply for a technical theatre scholarship, you are asked to present a resumé and examples of past work in the field (portfolio, photographs, sketches, etc.). If you have dance experience, you will be given an opportunity to demonstrate a combination at the audition. Please bring appropriate music.
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Note: Students may not, within a normal four-year academic program at Young Harris College, “double major” in two of the fine arts areas. Therefore, if you audition in more than one area and are offered multiple scholarships, you may accept only one fine arts scholarship for major in one area. However, you may accept a band or choral scholarship regardless of your major and in addition to any other fine arts scholarship.
Due to federal regulations, the amount of scholarship aid you receive may vary after submission of all financial aid forms. Please submit ALL financial aid forms as soon as possible.