The Practical Aesthetics Scholarship

Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic Acting School are pleased to announce the Practical Aesthetics Scholarship. Full and partial scholarships will be awarded to our Professional Conservatory Program (Full-Time or Evening). This prestigious scholarship award celebrates over three decades of Atlantic’s innovation and will be awarded based on merit.


3 Scholarships Available: 

  • Practical Aesthetics Full-Time Conservatory
  • Practical Aesthetics Full-Time Conservatory for International Students
  • Practical Aesthetics Evening Conservatory

– Headshot & Resume

– Link to Video Audition: Audition material should show you performing a 1-2 minute monologue from a full length contemporary (published 1950 – present) stage play. Upload a private link on youtube or venmeo.

– One Letter of Recommendation:
Letters of recommendation should be from teachers, colleagues, employers, or professionals who can attest to your work ethic, talent, and dedication to your craft.

– Artist Statement:
In honoring the Atlantic motto “create your own work,” write a 500 word essay/artist statement about the work that you desire to create as a theater artist and how the Practical Aesthetics philosophy fits into your vision.

– Scholarship Statement
Whether it be need-based and/or merit based, this is your opportunity to tell us what makes you unique and deserving of a scholarship. (Please keep Scholarship Statement to approximately 250 words).

All of the above materials MUST BE completed to be considered for a scholarship. For NEED-BASED consideration please click here to fill out this form. 


  • November 30, 2018 – 11:59 PM EST: All application materials must be received BEFORE this date
  • Audition panel call backs: Dec 10 – 15, 2018
  • January 15, 2019: Practical Aesthetics Scholarship recipients announced
  • Fall of 2019: Practical Aesthetics Scholarship recipients begin classes


Do I need to complete a separate application for general admission to the Full-Time or Evening Conservatory before I apply for the Practical Aesthetics Scholarship?

No, if you are applying during the Early Decision period (September 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018) and would like to be considered for the scholarship, please use the application instructions for the Practical Aesthetics Scholarship only. There is no need to apply twice. Your application will also be considered for admission to the program and the scholarship award.

I was accepted into the Full-Time / Evening Conservatory last year and deferred my acceptance; do I have to apply again?

Congratulations, you have already been admitted into the program, however if you would like to be considered for a scholarship award, you must complete the essay and audition requirements laid out in the Practical Aesthetics Scholarship application instructions. Please send your existing letters of recommendation, headshot, resume, and your new artist statement and link to your video audition in one email for consideration.

Can I be accepted into the program, even if I don’t receive the scholarship?

Yes, you will be considered for admission to the program, even if you don’t receive the award.

Are there any other scholarships that I can apply for?

Need-based scholarships can be applied for by clicking here and filling out this form.

When is the Early Admission Practical Aesthetics Scholarship application due?

Deadline extended to November 30, 2018 – 6:00 PM EST

What happens once I send in my application?

Applications received before the extended November 30, 2018 deadline will be considered for a call back with a panel of Atlantic faculty and administrators. Call backs will be held by appointment on the selected dates only and will be either in person or via Skype. Audition panel dates are TBD.