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Theatre and Dance

College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Theatre & Dance is dedicated to providing our students with all of the necessary information to make their time with us as pleasant as possible. If you have any questions or are in need of further assistance, please contact the at 423-439-6511.


 Student Handbook

ETSU Theatre and Dance Student Handbook

Click here for an electronic copy of the ETSU Theatre and Dance Student Handbook!

 Federal Work Study

The Department of Theatre & Dance hires students for- 

Eligible students are encouraged to apply!

Please note: Preference is given to Theatre majors, Theatre minors, and Dance minors.

What is Federal Work Study?

  • Federal Work study allows students to earn part of their educational expenses by working part-time.

How much can be earned in a work study position?

  • The exact earning potential depends upon the award maximum and hours actually worked.
  • The hourly pay rate is typically the federal minimum wage.

How are students paid for work study?

  • Earnings for work study positions DO NOT go directly toward tuition/fees.
  • Student workers are paid twice per month based on the hours they work.

How do I apply/qualify for FWS?

  • Complete your FAFSA
  • Be awarded FWS by ETSU
  • Once awarded, students must look for available FWS Positions and apply directly to the hiring department.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to qualify for any work study positions.
  • Note: Award is given on a first come first serve basis. Award goes not guarantee a position.

Visit Financial Aid for more information.

 Academic Performance Scholarships

What is an Academic Performance Scholarship (APS)?

  • A scholarship based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores for freshmen and cumulative college GPA for transfer students.

How much can be awarded in an APS position?

  • APS amounts are awarded based off your academic performance. For a full scale, see here.

How do I apply/qualify for APS?

  • Complete all requirements of the application for admission to ETSU by December 15
  • Only entering freshmen and transfer students are eligible.
  • New students accepting an APS must register for Fall classes or register to attend an orientation program by July 1.
  • Awards are competitive and based on academic performance.
  • Availability of awards are contingent on funding levels.
  • Awards for new students are made on a rolling basis.

What is the APS Renewal Criteria?

  • Earn a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Maintain a cumulative and term GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Must perform 75 services hours each semester in the same department. APS recipients who do not complete the 75 service hours will lose their scholarship for all future terms.
  • APS recipients must stay continuously enrolled (Fall and Spring terms).
  • Freshmen who fail to earn 12 hours of credit and a minimum 2.5 GPA for the first APS semester, will be placed on probation for the following term
  • Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information. Phone: 423-439-4300 Email:

Visit Financial Aid for more information.

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