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Theatre Auditions

Due to current campus visit restrictions the remaining auditions are being submitted by video. The updated deadline for video submissions is May 15, 2020.

Submit your scholarship theatre audition by video.

Please still complete the audition registration form! Specific information regarding what to include in your submission will be displayed when you access the registration form.

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Theater Audition Dates

If you are interested in pursuing a B.F.A. from the Theatre Arts department an audition is required. An audition is also required for applicants who wish to be considered for talent-based scholarship awards.

Audition Criteria

It is recommended, but not required, that the student apply to the college before their audition. This will expedite the scholarship process.

Please be aware that auditions begin at 1:00 PM and may go past 5:00 PM depending on the number of students auditioning. If you are flying in for an audition please plan your flights accordingly.

Audition Requirements

All potential BFA and scholarship students must provide the following by the date of their audition:

  • A resume, focusing on your experience in the arts.
  • Headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone you have worked with in an artistic sense: teachers, directors, vocal coaches, etc.

Preparing For Your Audition

Resumes, headshots, and letters of recommendation can be submitted digitally using the registration form.

Perform two contrasting monologues, 60 to 90 seconds each.

Perform two contrasting songs, 32 bars or 90 seconds each. Please bring a recording of your accompaniment. For the dance portions of the audition come prepared with dance attire and jazz or ballet shoes with light-colored soles.

Prepare a portfolio of your technical work to present and discuss with Department Chair James Beck.

If you have any questions about the audition process, please email Jessica Parker or call at 863.680.4226.

All video auditions must be submitted by May 15, 2020. Video auditions should be emailed via YouTube or Google Drive link to All documents and video audition can also be mailed to the following address:

BFA Auditions
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

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Liz Green

Assistant Director of Admissions and Campus Visit Programs