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BFA – Acting

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.

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 Process

Admission to the BFA in Acting 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 BFA Acting, the prescreen supplement consists of a one page essay stating educational and career goals, a headshot, a theatrical resume, three letters of recommendation, and a video of a one minute monologue. In addition to the program application, prospective students must also apply to Florida State University. Once the student has submitted their application for admission to Florida State University, they will be prompted to upload the prescreen materials to the application through the Office of Admissions. Receipt of materials can be checked using the Application Status Check.


Undergraduate Application

Prescreen Submission


Program Auditions

Step 1: Complete the Florida State University Application and pay the $30 application fee.

Step 2: Complete the BFA Acting Supplemental Application to qualify for the live audition. The Supplemental Application will be added to your Application Checklist within 1-2 hours of submitting your application to FSU.

Step 3: Submit your Pre-Screen Materials via the Application Status Check:

  • Theatrical Resume
  • Headshot
  • Acting Future/Career Goals: A short statement describing your professional goals and your desire to major in Acting(650 words max.)
  • Letters of Recommendation(3 required): You will enter your recommenders’ contact information and they will be contacted via email and prompted to upload their letter.
  • Pre Screen Video(Uploaded to the Portfolio section)
    • One Contemporary Monologue

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1. Final Deadline is December 1.

Step 4: Complete your Audition

  • Initial callbacks will be conducted via Zoom in February. You will be asked to perform, within individual appointments, two prepared 2 minute contrasting contemporary monologues within your casting range. The pieces must be carefully timed. The two pieces cannot exceed four minutes total and must be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed.
  • Students under final consideration will be invited to Tallahassee for a live interview and campus experience on March 2, 2024.

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.

More Information


Michele Diamonti
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 Acting.