Our Theater Performance program is a highly competitive, hands-on theatre program with dedicated theatre faculty and devoted students.
When you pursue a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance, you'll take courses in acting, stage movement, improvisation, and creative expression. You'll dive into script analysis and vocal techniques. You'll also learn the history of this expressive profession. All of this culminates in a NYC Industry Showcase, placing you front and center with national agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals.
There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major
A BFA will get you noticed. Buff up your résumé or prepare for entry into graduate school with this degree!
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.
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.
Gain off-campus experience with faculty-led study abroad trips and our junior study trip to New York City.
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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.
In THE 2220 Voice and Dialect for the Actor, you’ll cover the fundamentals of voice production and the study of the voice as a performance instrument. This includes basic techniques for proper breathing, sound production, articulation, projection, and colorization.
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.
We also offer a BA in Theatre Arts program that does not require an audition for entry into the program!
The Vagabonds, the oldest student organization on campus, provides performance opportunities in lab productions, improv, and student cabarets.
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:
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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