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Bachelor of Arts in
Theatre Arts

The theatre arts put your creative ideas into motion.

The Theatre Arts program classes in acting, directing, scene design, and history will help prepare you for a career in theatre and allow you to share your vision with the world.

Like your performance focused counterparts, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of theatre while also perfecting your performance skills. However, choosing to complete a B.A. allows you to take more liberal arts courses (general studies such as literature, history, etc.). This makes the B.A. program particularly appealing to students who have broad interests and talents and might wish to pursue a double major.

Top Reasons to choose Theatre Arts at florida southern college

Get a Job

Florida has the fourth highest employment of actors in the United States.

Hone Your Skills

There’s no substitute for hands-on experience in the theatre, we provide numerous student productions for our majors to direct, design, manage, act in, and even produce.

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.

Study Abroad

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

Employment Outlook

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Right now, I'm performing in North Carolina as a dancer-actor in The Lost Colony, the nation's longest-running outdoor symphonic drama. Landing this opportunity has helped me to establish myself as a professional in the field. I honestly wouldn't have been cast in this role without FSC!

— Catherine Cervone

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I love the amount of opportunities to learn. There’s always a chance to be a part of a project if you look for it.

Performance Opportunities

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.

Achieve Your Highest Artistic Potential

In THE 2210 Acting II, you’ll explore major acting theories and techniques of the twentieth century. Works of Constantine Stanislavski, Sanford Meisner, and Michael Chekhov are integrated through exercise, script analysis, and scene study.

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A visit is the next step. Online or In‑Person.

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.

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Clubs and More

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

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • Minor


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:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Theatre Arts

No audition/interview is necessary for admission to the B.A. program. However, it should also be noted that scholarship assistance is available for any student majoring in theatre arts. Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty.

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Theatre Scholarships

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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