The Acting Program at FSU is an extremely competitive program designed to prepare highly talented students for work in professional theatre. In addition to the core of required theatre courses, this comprehensive curriculum includes a sequence of courses in acting, voice, movement, and specialized workshops. Acting students are also encouraged to participate in our London Theatre Experience during the fall of their third year.
Following the first semester, students audition for a wide variety of performance opportunities, including roles in the Fallon, Lab, and Studio Theatres. This balance of course work and production experience prepares students to meet the rigors of a demanding professional theatre career.
Graduating seniors in the BFA Acting program also participate in the BFA Showcase each spring in Los Angeles. Students perform during the showcase for directors, talent agents and casting directors from all over the United States.
Application to the BFA in Acting offered by Florida State is a two-part process. Please see the below for the audition requirements:
Applicants must apply to the program directly.
NOTE: This process includes an audition which must be scheduled by contacting the School of Theatre at 850.644.7234.
- In addition to the program application, prospective students must apply to the University. Please visit Florida State University's undergraduate applications page for more information on how to apply.
For questions about the degree program please contact the School of Theatre Academic Office at 850.644.7234
BFA in Acting auditions will be scheduled in one hour blocks. The number of audition slots for each day is limited. As noted earlier, assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. BFA in Acting auditions may be scheduled by contacting the School of Theatre at 850.644.7234. We will take appointments starting October 1, 2012.
For the audition, prepare two contrasting monologues that are within casting age and range. The pieces must be carefully timed. The two pieces cannot exceed four minutes total and must be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed.
Dates in Tallahassee:
December 8, 2012
January 19, 2013
January 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. Check - in
9:00 a.m. Introductions and Questions/Answers
10:00 a.m. Auditions
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Call-Backs Begin (15 minutes each)
When making travel plans, do not plan to leave Tallahassee before 6:00 p.m. as the Call-Back schedule cannot be determined until the audition date.
All materials required by the School of Theatre as noted above must be submitted to:
Academic and Student Services
School of Theatre
Florida State University
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
Admission to the BFA in Acting program is by audition only. Individuals interested in auditioning for the program should contact the Office of Academic and Student Services at 850.644.7234. Acceptance to the BFA in Acting program is contingent upon acceptance to Florida State University.