|Talent Area||Area-specific application requirements|
|Art & Design||Submit a portfolio of 10-12 artworks (any medium) plus any sketchbooks (optional). Digital images of artworks may substitute for actual artworks. An interview with faculty (phone/Skype/in person) will be scheduled post submission.
|Instrumental Music||In-person audition or a recording of your performances. Instrumentalists should perform at least 5 minutes of music, solo or ensemble that demonstrates range and technical ability.|
|Theatre Arts||In-person audition or a recording for performers of 1-2 minute monologue; interview/portfolio review for technicians and designers.|
|Vocal Music||For Choir and Show Choir scholarships. In-person audition or a recording of your performances. Vocalists should perform at least 5 minutes of music, solo or ensemble that demonstrates range and technical ability.|
Submit three to 10 pages of sample work. May include more than one piece, and the samples may be from different categories of writing (fiction, editorials, poetry, features, essays about literature, etc.).
Renewal criteria are set by the program coordinators and participation is reviewed annually, so be sure to discuss and understand how you will be contributing to these activities. Recipients need to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 for renewal, meet standard requirements for University financial aid awards, and successfully meet participation requirements.
|Talent Area||Area-specific renewal requirements|
|Art & Design||Be an active member of the Art Club and participate in Art Club events and receptions. Take at least one class per year that focuses on fine arts, graphic design, or art education.|
||Be a member of the University Band and participate in ensembles every semester.|
|Theatre Arts||Assist in the theatre 2 hours each week, participate in at least two theatrical activities a year, and be an active member of the Drama Club.
|Vocal Music||Be a member of the University Choir and participate in ensembles every semester.|
|Show Choir||Be a member of the Mount Mercy's Show Choir and participate in ensembles every semester.|
|Writing||Serve on, and contribute to, at least one student publication each year (creative writing magazine, or newspaper); take at least one writing or literature class per year beyond composition; participate in at least two Visiting Writer Series events per year.|
|Art & Design||Kathryn Hagy
Professor of Art
|Instrumental Music: Band
Director of Bands
|Theatre Arts||Jason Alberty
|Vocal Music||Gerry Kreitzer
Director of Music Activities
|Show Choir||Kent Keating
Show Choir Director
Professor of English
|General Questions||Office of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||319-368-6460