Department of Communication & Theatre Arts

Communications and Theatre Scholarships

The School of Fine Arts has numerous scholarship opportunities available to its majors.  While no application for admission is required for Fine Arts programs other than that required by the university, scholarships require a separate application and depending on the area, an interview, audition or portfolio review.

In addition to the Fairmont Undergraduate Scholarships (FUS) which are allocated to the School of Fine Arts, the following endowed scholarships for Music are also available:

  • Fairmont Concert Association Music Endowed Scholarship
  • Blanche Kinney Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship
  • B. J. O’Dell Sherman Endowed Scholarship
  • Virginia P & Richard P. Wellock Music Endowed Scholarship

The Blanche Kinney Endowment is also used by the School of Fine Arts to support visiting artists, master classes and gallery exhibits. The fund is also used to support student travel to attend fine arts events in places like Pittsburgh, New York, Washington, D.C., Stratford, Ontario, and London. This endowment is one of the largest maintained by the Fairmont State University Foundation, Inc.

Fairmont State University also maintains Participation Scholarships that are granted to students, regardless of their major, for participation in activities such as the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Collegiate Singers, Masquers Theatre Productions, Debate or the Art Gallery.

FSUNow Stories

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is announces its 2015-2016 Music on the Hill concert season, featuring four performances on the Fairmont State campus and at First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts announces the cast of its second Youth Company production, “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” 

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will run Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.

Cast members for the show are as follows: Paige Krcek, Billy Tobin, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Flower, Trenda Ridgeway, Jasper Brown, Rileigh Fortney, Sidney Apanowicz, Sara Campbell, Miranda Koch, Sydney King, Caroline Maxwell, Marianna Jones, Bella Smith, Franchesca Aloi. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.

Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.

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