Florida School of the Arts


Associate in Science Degree

The Acting Associate in Science degree program provides intensive training of the voice, body, and creative imagination. Both in the classroom and through the production schedule, students are mentored in a variety of performance assignments in order to develop their full potential as theatre artists. Each year freshman and sophomores audition for and perform leading roles on the Florida School of the Arts main stage. Because theatre is a collaborative art, the training program also includes instruction in the area of backstage operations. Completion of the degree prepares students to enter the performance world as trained actors or to pursue advanced studies at a University or Conservatory. In order to help students achieve these goals, the faculty places a heavy emphasis on auditioning, resume preparation, and the networking skills necessary for an upcoming actor to launch a career.

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 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.

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!


Florida School of the Arts logo