Fine Arts Scholarships

2018 Fine Arts Invitational Scholarship Event

Feb. 23-24, 2018

 

Application deadline: Feb. 16, 2018

 

 

NSU's fine arts invitational takes place right here on NSU’s beautiful campus. Take this opportunity to discover and explore fine arts at NSU!

 

At the invitational, you can:

  • Audition for music, art and theater scholarships
  • Submit your art portfolio for review

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Faculty performances
  • Student virtual art exhibition
  • Chat sessions with students and faculty
  • Campus tours
  • Dinner and a theater show

To apply for scholarships, incoming freshman and transfer students must complete the NSU Fine Arts Scholarship Application. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2018.

 

At NSU, we are celebrating a new era in the arts, with state-of-the-art facilities, a world-class faculty, and a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that offers major opportunities within a nurturing and supportive learning atmosphere.

 

Here, you’ll grow as a performing and visual artist while preparing to excel in your dream career. You will also be a part of a rich community of performing and visual artists who collaborate in significant and wonderful ways.

 

Be sure to attend this extraordinary event … and set your creative future in motion!

 

 

Art Scholarships

Incoming freshmen and transfer students may submit a completed NSU Fine Arts Scholarship Application for a limited number of art scholarships. As part of your scholarship application, you're required to submit a portfolio of 10 images of your work. As a guide, see this Sample Portfolio.

 

Portfolio Instructions

1.    Create a PowerPoint document with 10 images of your work, labeled with title, material, dimensions, and year

2.    Save the PowerPoint as a PDF

3.    Create a Dropbox account

4.    Upload file and share with gratia.brown@northern.edu

 

Current NSU art students in good standing are eligible to apply for variety of scholarships administered annually by the art department. Scholarships for current students can be found on myNSU.

 

For more information or assistance, please contact the School of Fine Arts at 605-626-2497.

 

 

Music Scholarships

To apply for scholarships, incoming freshman and transfer students must complete the NSU Fine Arts Scholarship Application. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2018.

 

music Scholarship Auditions

Scholarships are awarded to music and non-music majors on the basis of auditions. If you are unable to attend auditions, please submit a recording.

 

Audition On Campus

On-campus auditions will be scheduled during the 2018 NSU Fine Arts Invitational.

 

Audition from Off Campus

You may submit an audition by CD,  DVD  or (recommended) unlisted YouTube video or audio file. Video recordings are preferred over audio-only. Email the unlisted YouTube link to terry.beckler@northern.edu, or send CD or DVD via U.S. Postal Service to:

 

School of Fine Arts

Northern State University

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D.  57401

 

The off-campus audition submission deadline is Feb. 16, 2018.

 

 

Past the music audition dates and Deadlines

After the current music scholarship deadline, Northern still may offer music scholarships based on availability of funds. For information, please contact terry.beckler@northern.edu.

 

 

Theater Scholarships

To apply for scholarships, incoming freshman and transfer students must complete the NSU Fine Arts Scholarship Application. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2018.

 

The NSU Theater Department also offers a number of scholarships to students actively involved in Northern's academic and production programs:

 

Richard Norquist Scholarship

Herschel and Bea Premack Scholarship

Theatre Faculty Scholarship

Masquers Scholarship

Patrons of Northern State Theatre Scholarship

 

The scholarship application for current students can be found on myNSU.

 

For information, please contact Daniel Yurgaitis, director of theater, at 605-626-2563 or daniel.yurgaitis@northern.edu.