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 to the BFA in Music Theatre program is by audition only. Applicants must apply to the program directly. The program requires prospective students to submit a pre-screen at https://app.getacceptd.com/fsutheatre.
Please see the Undergraduate Handbook for a listing of required courses to complete a BFA in Music Theatre.
All applicants are required to participate in a dance audition, which will be taught as a class, with work in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. Appropriate dress is expected. You are also asked to perform, within individual ten-minute appointments, two prepared contrasting musical selections (one ballad and one up-tempo selection) and a prepared 90 second monologue within your casting range. These, as well as the dance audition, should demonstrate skill and the potential for development. An accompanist will be available for your musical selections. Please have sheet music arranged in a simple, orderly manner.
Dates in Tallahassee:
- January 25 & 26, 2014
- February 8 & 9, 2014
- February 22 & 23, 2014
Saturday or Sunday
8:30 am Check-in
9:00 am Q&A for Parents & Students
9:30-11:15 am Dance Group
12:00-6:30 pm Singing & Acting (scheduled in 7-10 minute blocks)
All BFA in Music Theatre auditions will be held in Tallahassee. Admission to the BFA in Music Theatre program is by audition only. Individuals interested in auditioning for the program should visit https://app.getacceptd.com/fsutheatre . Acceptance to the BFA in Music Theatre program is contingent upon acceptance to Florida State University.