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 required to participate in our London Theatre Experience during the summer before 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.
Admission to the BFA in Acting program is by audition only. Individuals interested in auditioning for the program need to apply for a pre-screen. Acceptance to the BFA in Acting program is contingent upon acceptance to Florida State University. Application to the BFA in Acting offered by Florida State is a two-part process. In addition to the program application, prospective students must also apply to Florida State University.
The above materials may be turned in at check-in on the audition day or they may be mailed in advance to:
Office of Academic and Student Services
School of Theatre
Florida State University
PO Box 3061160
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
For questions about the degree program please contact the School of Theatre Academic Office at 850.644.7234.
January 21, 2017
January 27, 2017
BFA in Acting auditions in Tallahassee will be scheduled in one-hour blocks. The number of audition slots for each day is limited. 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.
8:30 a.m. Check – in
9:00 a.m. Introductions and Questions/Answers
10:00 a.m. Auditions
1:00 p.m. Call-Backs Begin (15 minutes each)
12:00 p.m. Check – in
12:30 p.m. Introductions and Questions/Answers
1:00 p.m. Auditions
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.
New York: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Chicago: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Los Angeles: Saturday, February 11, 2017
BFA in Acting auditions at Unifieds will be scheduled in fifteen minute increments. The number of audition slots for each day is limited. 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. Please arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
The School of Theatre awards scholarships to selected incoming and continuing students in all BFA areas. Scholarships are awarded to incoming BFA students on the basis of academic ability and potential for achievement in their particular BFA emphasis.
During the final year in the BFA Acting program, students work with accomplished casting directors to prepare a reel that is distributed to producers, directors, agents, and casting directors.
Director, Academic Student Services
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
Phone: (850) 644 – 7234
For more information please contact the Acting Program.
Please see the Undergraduate Handbook for a listing of required courses to complete a BFA in Acting.