Florida State University’s School of Theatre has been named in the top five in the country for a BFA in Acting for the 2016 – 2017 school year! Among that, The Musical Theatre Program was listed in the in the top ten of Playbill’s Broadway Big 10 and LearnU‘s for the 2015 season.
…we take months to research the best BFA programs to come up with our own lists. We base it off tuition, curriculum, faculty, career support, basically everything you yourself would consider before making a college choice. We even have gone as far to call admission offices to ask them questions.
– Christopher Peterson, OnStage Blog
Recent guest artists at the School of Theatre have included Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Sir Ian McKellen; Emmy Award winner Anthony Zerbe; Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Norbert Leo Butz, and Aldo Scrofani; The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards; The Actor’s Gang; Chicago’s critically acclaimed comedy troupe The Second City; and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright James Still.
Each year, the School of Theatre presents a Theatre for Young Audiences show. In past years the program has raised money for local elementary schools through ticket sales of this program. To date, $15,000 has been raised for Leon County Schools.
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. 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. Acting students are also required to participate in our London Theatre Experience during the summer before their third year.
Admission to the BFA in Acting program is by audition only. Individuals interested in auditioning for the program should visit https://app.getacceptd.com/fsutheatre. Acceptance to the BFA in Acting program is contingent upon acceptance to Florida State University.