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Theatre Performance

From Shakespeare to modern shows, you will experience the stage like never before.

Our Theater Performance program is a highly competitive, hands-on program with dedicated faculty and devoted students.

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Top Reasons

We present four main stage productions each year—directed by both full-time faculty and professional directors—that provide ample opportunity for student experiences.

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Get Noticed

A BFA will get you noticed. Buff up your résumé or prepare for entry into graduate school with this degree!

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Hone Your Skills

Because theatre is a performance medium, your work in the major is entirely engaged. All of your courses are based on active involvement and performance.

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Expert Faculty

Study with faculty that include recipients of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival award as well as design awards from the Orlando International Fringe Festival.

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Study Abroad

Gain off-campus experience with faculty-led study abroad trips and our junior study trip to New York City.

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Audition Requirement

Students may be accepted into the Theatre Performance B.F.A. program only through an audition in their area of expertise

Auditions are offered throughout the school year on an appointment basis. The prospective student for the Theatre Performance B.F.A. degree will need to prepare two monologues of a contrasting style.

Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty. B.F.A. auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.

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No audition/interview is necessary for admission to the B.A. program, however, it should also be noted that scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty.

Program Contact

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Paul Bawek

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
863.680.4184

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Clubs and Organizations

The Vagabonds, the oldest student organization on campus, provides performance opportunities in lab productions, improv, and student cabarets.

Graduate Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to study in prestigious graduate programs.

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