The School of Theatre at Florida State University is consistently recognized as one of the finest theatre programs in the nation. Alumni of the School are working in theatre and other related fields throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. Our graduate students at FSU’s School of Theatre consistently place into residencies, internships and job placement with top companies around the United States and throughout the world. Selecting a theatre program is a challenging task, and we are grateful you are considering Florida State University. We offer exceptional programs and we would be very pleased to help you as you make your decision about your future educational and artistic home. At FSU, faculty members are distinguished artists, scholars, and teachers with national and international reputations. Students work with this gifted faculty in both artistic and scholarly pursuits.
The School of Theatre offers three degree options for undergraduate students, along with a wide variety of opportunities to explore the many areas within the theatre. Our undergraduate degrees consist of: a BFA in Music Theatre, BFA in Acting, and a BA in Theatre. Our production program provides performance and design/tech work on exciting and imaginative projects directed by faculty, students, guest artists, as well as the opportunity to perform for sold-out houses. The students study and present their work in facilities that include two proscenium theatre’s and two flexible laboratory or black-box spaces in addition to studios, shops, and classrooms.
The undergraduate program also offers students to attend our London Theatre program. Perhaps no other college or university has a finer London Study Center than Florida State University. Our theatre students work with some of England’s best teachers and artists as well as with faculty from the Tallahassee campus. They attend theatre every week (some attend every day) and visit other countries during their breaks. Studying theatre in London is an extraordinary experience.
The Florida State University School of Theatre is one of the leading comprehensive theatre training programs in the United States. U.S. News and World Report has consistently included FSU’s graduate theatre programs in its top-tier rankings, one of the few public university programs thus honored. The School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is a founding member of the University/Resident Theatre Association. There are eight different graduate degrees student can obtain: MFA in Acting, MFA in Costume Design, MFA in Directing, MFA in Technical Production, MFA in Theatre Management, MS in Theatre Educators, MA in Theatre & Performance Research, and a PhD in Theatre & Performance Research.
Recent graduate students have worked with distinguished companies including the Alliance Theatre Company, Theatre Projects Consultants, the Goodman Theatre, the Kennedy Center, the McCarter Theatre Company, Cirque de Soleil, House of Blues, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and many others. Many of our graduates also work in universities, including Baylor University, Virginia Tech, Valencia College, Northwestern State University (Louisiana), University of South Florida, Brigham Young University, Northwestern University, and more.