The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
Beverly Redman, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
office Williams Theatre
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) offers awards and scholarships to students majoring in fine arts, music, theatre and visual communication and design. Awards may include grants, fee remission or work-study assistance. As recipients are selected by their respective departments, applicants should contact their department directly for information.
IPFW also provides financial aid programs to help meet educational expenses. To apply, students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This needs-analysis form, used to determine eligibility for financial aid, is available in Kettler Hall, Room 109, after Jan. 1 each year. Applications received by the first week of March are given priority consideration. For a form or assistance, please call the Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820.
Scholarships awarded by the Department of Theatre are based upon merit and talent. Criteria for the selection of all scholarship students include academic and professional commitment, discipline, and active participation in departmental productions (either technical or performance assignments). Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are awarded for the academic year, provided that the criteria of the scholarship have been met. They are disbursed in two equal payments - one for the fall semester and the balance for the spring semester.
Scholarships and awards are allocated each spring semester by the theatre faculty and are part of the annual interview and audition processes of the department. After the initial award is made, continuance is determined annually by the faculty.
Dan Butler Theatre Scholarship:
- Student must be a theatre major
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Recipient must be enrolled full time.
Visual and Performing Arts awards scholarships to Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Communication and Design majors. These awards are provided from the school rather than from a specific department.
Our Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship will pay full tuition and our Chancellor's Scholarship will pay 1/2 tuition. Both scholarships are renewable for four years. The IPFW Admissions Office also has 50 Chancellor Merit Awards that are available to students that are not legal residents of the state of Indiana. The scholarship allows nonresidents to pay in-state fees. High school seniors must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an SAT score of 1650 or an ACT score of 25 or above. International students should e-mail the International Student Services Office for more information.
A student may receive a Chancellor's Scholarship, a Chancellor's Distinguished Scholarship, or a Chancellor's Merit Award, but no more than one of these scholarships will be awarded to an individual student. Not available to students currently or previously enrolled at IPFW. Awards commence in fall semester.