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Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre

The musical theatre program provides a balanced, Hands-On Experience

Our Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre curriculum is balanced between music, dance, and acting, providing innovative, hands-on experiences to prepare you for a professional career in musical theatre.

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.

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There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major 

Top Reasons to choose Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre at florida southern college

Opportunity To Perform

From your first year, you will have an opportunity to perform in the musical theatre. We present four main stage productions annually.

Real World Opportunities

With Junior Journey, you’ll have study experience in the theatre in New York City and we have a great track record for graduate school placement—Brandeis, CalArts, Purdue, and Harvard.

NYC Industry Showcase

Performing in our NYC industry showcase gives you the opportunity to network with top agents and casting directors.

Great Facilities

The Florida Southern College campus boasts three fully-equipped performance facilities dedicated to undergraduate performance.

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Les Englehart

Les Englehart

The theater department is the perfect size -- allowing for lots of one-on-one time with the professors. They work closely with each one of us to fine tune the talent that we each came in with.
Stephanie Berger

Stephanie Berger

My favorite FSC memory is performing in my first Studio Box Show; Middle School Dance. I performed in front of 300 people and it was amazing. Students that I had never met walked up to me in the following days and congratulated me on the performance.

Laura McKenna

I love how close knit the community is and how the faculty push me every day to learn, and challenge myself.

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.

Sing as You’ve Never Sung Before

In THE 3120 Musical Theatre Scene Study, musical literature for performance is emphasized. You’ll be exposed to musical theatre styles, composers, literature, and lyricists with the emphasis on performance and vocal style.

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Performing on stage is not for everyone

We also offer a BA in Theatre Arts program that does not require an audition for entry into the program!

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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: 

  • BFA

First-Years

Due to challenges associated with the pandemic, we have waived the requirement to submit a recommendation letter.

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

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 Musical Theatre

  • Students may be accepted into the Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre BFA program only through an audition in their area of expertise.
  • 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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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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