College of Arts and Sciences


  • Assistantships

    Student Assistantships are opportunities for students to apply their studies to real jobs and responsibilities within the Fine Arts Department. Recipients are awarded scholarships for their work that are determined individually based on the level of responsibility, time commitment and financial need. Applications are accepted each year in the spring quarter and typically begin the following fall quarter.

    A variety of assistantship awards are available for qualified candidates. These positions support students who have proven expertise, skill, creativity, and potential in a specific aspect of the arts: theatre costume, lighting and sound, technical direction, production management, string performance, graphic design.

    Current Assistantship Position Descriptions 

    Artistic Achievement in Theatre Award

    The Artistic Achievement in Theatre Award is granted each year to a junior or senior Theatre major who demonstrates excellence in the program, artistically and academically. The award recipient is determined by faculty committee.

    Funding for the award is generated by ticket sales from Seattle University theatre productions. The grass roots spirit of the award is embodied in the person of Father Hayden Vachon, who used to raise money for the arts with a tin can in hand. This spirit is evident in the fact that the funding for the award comes from the act of creating theatre itself through Seattle University theatre productions.

    Contact: Rosa Joshi

    Choral Music Scholarships

    Who may apply:

    Students entering Seattle University from high school in September 2012 with a GPA of 3.2/4.0 scale who plan to participate in both the University Chorale and Women's or Men's Chorale.

    Duties & Expectations

    Application deadline

    All application materials must be received in Music Department by 4:30 p.m., April 30, 2012.

    How to apply:

    Send application materials to the Department of Fine Arts. A complete application consists of:

    • a completed Choral Music Scholarship Application Form (keep a photocopy of both sides for yourself)
    • an audio CD audition that includes the solo singing of two art songs, one in English and one in a foreign language (keep a duplicate CD for yourself)
    • two letters of recommendation; one must be from a music teacher/instructor

    Mail to:
    Department of Fine Arts
    Attn. Dr. Joy Sherman
    Seattle University
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Interview and audition:

    Wait to be notified. If you are a finalist, we will contact you by telephone or e-mail to set up dates. If you are not a finalist, we will notify you by email.
    • on-campus interview
    • audition for the University Chorale and Men's or Women's Chorales
    • audition for a place in the music major


    Questions regarding the eligibility criteria or the application, interview, or audition process should be directed to the Choral/Vocal Music Department at 206-296-5371, or email Dr. Joy Sherman,


    Mildred O'Neal Scholarship

    The Mildred O'Neal Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated both scholastic and artistic achievement. Awards are determined by the faculty.