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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 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 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.

BFA Acting Program Flyer

Undergraduate Application

Prescreen Submission

  • Once the applicant has received an audition appointment, please submit the following materials at the audition check-in:

     

For questions about the degree program please contact the School of Theatre Academic Office at 850.644.7234.

Program Auditions

Dates in Tallahassee:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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.

Schedule for January 24, 2020:

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.

Schedule for February 1, 2020:

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)

Dates for Unified Auditions:

New York:  Sunday, January 18, 2020

Chicago:  Thursday, February 6, 2020

Los Angeles:  Saturday, February 8, 2020

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.

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

Contact

Michele Diamonti
Director, Academic Student Services
239 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160
Email: mdiamonti@fsu.edu
Phone:  (850) 644 – 7234

Please see the Undergraduate Handbook for a listing of required courses to complete a BFA in Acting.