BFA – Music Theatre
The Music Theatre Program is a joint program offered through the College of Music and the School of Theatre. The BFA Music Theatre Program is a highly competitive program which prepares talented students from around the country for professional careers. Students are offered a comprehensive curriculum with courses in theatre, music, and dance to provide them with the training and skills necessary to meet the demands of a challenging career. In addition to course work, students have a variety of performance opportunities every year, including two musicals each season.
Graduating seniors in the Music Theatre program also have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Showcase each spring in New York City. Students perform during the showcase for directors, talent agents, and casting directors from all over the United States.
Admission to the BFA in Music Theatre program is by audition only. The program requires prospective students to submit a pre-screen application in order to be considered for an audition appointment. For Music Theatre, the prescreen application consists of an unofficial transcript, SAT/ACT scores, a headshot, a theatrical resume, and videos of two contrasting musical selections: an uptempo and a ballad. In addition to the program application, prospective students must also apply to Florida State University.
- Once the applicant has received an audition appointment via getacceptd.com, please submit the following materials to the department by the audition date:
- BFA Application (downloadable Word or PDF document)
- Typewritten letter stating your educational and career goals
- Three letters of recommendation
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.
All Music Theatre auditions are held in Tallahassee on the FSU campus. Applicants are required to participate in a dance audition, which will be taught as a class, with work in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. Appropriate dress is expected. You are also asked to perform, within individual ten-minute appointments, two prepared contrasting musical selections (one ballad and one up-tempo selection) and a prepared 90 second monologue within your casting range. These, as well as the dance audition, should demonstrate skill and the potential for development. An accompanist will be available for your musical selections. Please have sheet music arranged in a simple, orderly manner.
Dates in Tallahassee:
January 27, 2018
January 28, 2018
February 10, 2018
February 11, 2018
February 24, 2018
February 25, 2018
8:30 am Check-in
9:00 am Q&A for Parents & Students
9:30-11:15 am Dance Group
12:00-6:30 pm Singing & Acting (scheduled in 7-10 minute blocks)
All BFA in Music Theatre auditions will be held in Tallahassee. Acceptance to the BFA in Music Theatre program is contingent upon acceptance to Florida State University.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
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.
Director, Academic Student Services
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
Phone: (850) 644 – 7234
Please see the Undergraduate Handbook for a listing of required courses to complete a BFA in Music Theatre.