With our balanced curriculum, you will gain individualized, up to date musical theatre education to help you excel in singing, acting, and dancing - and prepare for your professional career.
Our intensive performance training balanced with challenging academics results in a well-rounded education. You'll not only take a rigorous schedule of acting and dance classes, but you'll learn current vocal techniques and styles required by the industry. You'll also further develop your ability to interpret lyrics with confidence and emotion.
There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major
From your first semester, you will have the opportunity to perform in our productions, immediately taking skills from the classroom, and applying to them to the stage.
Performing in our NYC Industry Showcase gives you the opportunity to network with top agents and casting directors to jump start your career.
With our Junior Journey program, you can experience theatre education in England or New York; back on campus, we host guest artists to work with you every semester.
With our low student-to-faculty ratio, you will be known in the department, and gain more individualized instruction.
The Musical Theatre faculty are not only top scholars in their field, but also professional theatre artists.
Our college is located right in Central Florida - close to countless audition and performance opportunities in theme parks, regional theatres, and the cruise ship industry.
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The Theatre Arts at Florida Southern presents four main stage productions each year, including two musicals and a second stage lab production. There are also opportunities for additional student productions. The main stage productions are presented in the beautiful Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, an intimate 336-seat thrust stage outfitted with three full-stage hydraulic lifts and high-end lighting and sound equipment and software. Student productions are mounted in the Frank Lloyd Wright Theatre-in-the-Round, which serves as our lab theatre and is entirely student run. Additionally, Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts program brings in world-class productions and concerts in the third theatre facility on campus, the 1,800-seat proscenium theatre, Branscomb Auditorium.
Learn about Musical Theatre Scene Study. In THE 3120, you’ll perfect and perform scenes from music theatre history, gaining experience with classic and contemporary acting and vocal styles.
Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.
Spend the day taking classes and learning from our faculty at our annual Theatre and Dance day.
The Vagabonds, the oldest student organization on campus, provides performance opportunities in lab productions, improv, and student cabarets.
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty. BFA auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.
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