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BFA – Music Theatre

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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 Process

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. Florida State University has adopted the 2020-2021 Musical Theatre Common Prescreen criteria. In addition to the videos, students will need to submit a headshot, theatrical resume, three letters of recommendation, and a one page essay stating educational and career goals. 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.

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Undergraduate Application

Prescreen Guidelines


Program Auditions

As your health and that of others is our top priority, Florida State Music Theatre will conduct callbacks this season virtually. If the global health situation allows, we will invite all students who receive offers to visit campus/classes in March/April. Applicants will be emailed a video of two dance combinations, which they will be asked to learn, record and upload to their portfolio. You are also asked to perform, within individual ten-minute appointments, two prepared 32 bar contrasting musical selections (one ballad and one up-tempo selection) with a piano or instrumental track, and a prepared 60 second monologue within your casting range. These, as well as the dance audition, should demonstrate skill and the potential for development.

Audition Dates:

January 30, 2021
January 31, 2021
February 6, 2021
February 7, 2021
February 20, 2021
February 21, 2021
February 27, 2021
February 28, 2021


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 Music Theatre.