Florida School of the Arts


Associate in Science Degree

The strategy of developing a triple threat performer involves the student in an intensive training program, which covers three core areas: music, dancing, and acting. In addition to performing in musicals and plays, students are given the opportunity to audition for vocal ensembles, music reviews, cabarets, master classes, and dance concerts.

Program Details

Start Date: Fall and Spring

Starting in the Spring can delay graduation due to Fall-only courses and prerequisites. Contact Academic Advising for a course plan.

Program Requirements: See Catalog
Performing Arts Course Descriptions: (PDF)
Program Plan-Course Rotation: (PDF)

Location: Palatka Campus, Florida School of the Arts

Graduation Requirements

Rachael Holt
(386) 312-4300

Auditions/Portfolio Review

The Musical Theater audition consists of voice, acting, and dance components. All audition selections, as well as the dance placement audition, should demonstrate skill and the potential for development.

  • Voice—Perform two prepared contrasting selections from the musical theatre repertoire (one up-tempo and one ballad) no longer than 18-24 measures in length. Bring a recorded accompaniment (digital is preferred; a CD backup is strongly recommended) for your selections as no accompanist will be provided.
  • Dance—Participate in a dance placement audition that will be taught as a class, with work in ballet, tap, and jazz. Appropriate dress is expected.
  • Acting—Perform two age-appropriate contrasting monologues, each approximately one minute in length. Use your natural speaking voice—no dialects or character voices.

During the audition, you may be asked questions regarding the following topics:
• Career Goals • Arts Experience & Training • College Goals & Expectations • General Background

Request an Audition/Portfolio Review.
How to Apply!

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