Prospective Students

  • McLennan Admissions

    It's easy to apply to become a student! Just complete the steps on this page. Have questions? Contact Highlander Central at 254-299-8622 or visit them in the Enrollment Services Center.

  • About the Program

    McLennan offers in performance, technical theatre and theatre history that lead to an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts. These courses may also apply toward a bachelor’s degree (check transferability with the university you plan to attend). Theatre students also have the opportunity to learn movement and dance, as well as music courses and private voice lessons.

    McLennan Theatre produces four fully mounted productions annually, which could include plays, musical theatre and originally conceived dance works. The Music department also mounts a fully staged opera each year.

    Students gain experience not only in performing, but also working in professionally equipped scenery and costume shops and with technical lighting systems.

  • Theatre Scholarships

    The Theatre Department awards a significant number of scholarships to theatre majors based on talent, academic performance and experience. In addition, theatre faculty serve as the selection committee for four endowed scholarships and one “Hearts in the Arts” scholarship awarded through the McLennan Community College Foundation.

    Scholarships are awarded in dollar figures on a semester-by-semester basis. A student either auditions or presents a portfolio to at least two faculty members prior to being awarded a scholarship. Students may audition on campus or through organized off-campus auditions sponsored by TETA, Thespians Conference, etc.

    At the end of the semester during which a scholarship has been awarded, a student should submit a brief letter of intent explaining why he/she should continue to receive a scholarship for each succeeding semester. To retain a theatre scholarship, the recipient is expected to demonstrate academic excellence at all times, remain committed to the department program and perform appropriate duties when called upon during the semester — above and beyond the requirements of a non-scholarship student.

    Applying for Scholarships

    To apply for the Theatre Department scholarship, please complete and submit a Theatre Scholarship application, as well as a personal statement, resume and one academic letter of reference. All items must be submitted via email to

    Learn more about McLennan Community College Foundation scholarships, which require a separate application that is available in October and due in mid-January for the following academic year.

  • Financial Aid Information

    Be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it sent to McLennan using our code: 003590. Then our Financial Aid office will let you know the awards for which you are eligible.

    You can learn more about applying for financial aid on the McLennan Financial Aid website.