• Completed application form
    Florida School of the Arts Application (no fee)
  • Transcripts or a recent report card
  • Two letters of recommendation
    Ideally, one letter should be from someone who knows you as a student; the other, from someone who can speak to your artistic development.
  • Statement of purpose
    a typed one-to-two-page essay outlining your background, interests, short and long-term goals, and any other information providing insight into your educational and artistic growth.
  • Resume
    Please include in your application packet a resume of performances you have participated in, your role or job, and the dates of the performance. Your resume should include information about your education, training, and experience.
  • Send all elements by mail or email to:
    Florida School of the Arts, Admissions Review Committee, 5001 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177 or

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

Acting Audition:
The Acting audition consists of the presentation of monologues and an interview.

  • Perform two age-appropriate, contrasting monologues from contemporary plays.
  • Each monologue should be approximately one minute in length.
  • Use your natural speaking voice—no foreign dialects or character voices.


Dance Studies/Dance Performance:
Dance candidates are evaluated on artistic interpretation, movement retention, and accuracy of movement, alignment, and training. The dance audition consists of:

  • Participation in an interview and an audition class consisting of both ballet and contemporary techniques.
  • Performance of a two-minute dance solo. The choreography may be your own or someone else’s. Bring your music on CD or in digital form.
  • Please dress appropriately in leotard and tights with no additional cover-ups, and have appropriate dance shoes.
  • Unless requested, use ballet slippers or flat shoes for class and solo performances.


Musical Theater Audition:
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.


Stage Management Portfolio:
The stage management portfolio should include at least four of the following:

  • Resume
  • Promptbooks from a show or shows you have stage-managed, assistant stage-managed, directed, or assistant directed
  • Samples of production paperwork including schedules, prop lists, scene breakdowns, etc.
  • Samples of artwork
  • Samples of drafting or technical theater projects
  • Samples of costume projects
  • Additional charts or paperwork that demonstrate organizational and computer skills


Theater Technology (Costume Design and Scenic/Lighting Design):
Portfolio on google drive, Dropbox, or a jump drive

  • Individual pieces that demonstrate the student’s artistic ability in the areas of technical theater
  • Photos of the candidate working in their areas of interest
  • A complete design process in one of their areas of interest (not necessarily a realized production). Show the design process from research to project in the form of a model or renderings.
  • Examples of a realized design process or design (that actually went into production)
  • Research demonstrating a thorough script analysis
  • Drafting or drawings done in the planning stages
  • Photos of the work in progress focusing specifically on what the student is working on
  • Photos of the finished product in production