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Auditions & Admissions

BFA Audition Process for Fall 2021 Admission

During the 2020/2021 academic year, the School of Dance will conduct auditions for our BFA program completely online. To initiate this process, please begin by completing the audition application below. Please note that the application requires links to video of the applicant dancing in genres of the applicant’s choice – specifically for the purpose of demonstrating the applicant’s training in those genres – as well as video of the applicant performing a two-minute solo. In regards to the genres, applicants should simulate classroom exercises with emphasis on fundamentals of technical training, and the applicant should be the only person dancing in these videos. The solo is intended to showcase the applicant’s unique skill and artistry as a dancer, and it can be in whichever style the applicant chooses. For Freshman/Sophomore dancers auditioning for the BFA program, the solo choreography may be their own or by someone else; Junior/Senior transfer students must perform their own original choreography. Applicants should provide a maximum of three videos. Applicants are encouraged to include a brief statement at the beginning of each video in which they discuss the content of the video, specifically addressing the genre/style and their relevant training and experience. For the solo, applicants should identify the choreographer. Applicants are also required to upload a resume within the audition application specifically highlighting dance training and experience, as well as a photo of the applicant (headshot or full-body). The video links requested above should be included in the resume.

The deadline for submitting the audition application is January 13, 2021. Please be advised that the School of Dance audition application is separate from the university application. Admission to the university is authorized by the FSU Office of Admissions, and all prospective BFA applicants must follow the instructions and relevant deadlines for gaining general admission to the university. The university’s undergraduate application and all relevant information and deadlines can be found on the Office of Admissions website.

Summary of Required Audition Application Materials:

  • Links to video of the applicant’s dance training in specific genres (five-minute maximum per video).
  • Link to video of the applicant performing a two-minute solo.
  • A resume highlighting dance training and experience (include video links in resume).
  • A photo of the applicant (either headshot or full-body)

School of Dance Audition Application

For more information on admissions to Florida State University, please visit our Office of Admissions page.

Undergraduate FSU Application: https://admissions.fsu.edu/undergradapp/?app=freshman


MFA and MA (Studio and Related Studies) Audition Process for Fall 2021 Admission

During the 2020/2021 academic year, the School of Dance will conduct auditions for our MFA and MA Studio and Related Studies programs completely online. To initiate this process, please begin by completing the audition application below. Please note that the application requires links to video of the applicant dancing in genres of the applicant’s choice – specifically for the purpose of demonstrating the applicant’s training in those genres – as well as video of the applicant performing a two-minute solo and a work sample highlighting the applicant’s research interest. In regards to the genres, applicants should simulate classroom exercises with emphasis on fundamentals of technical training, and the applicant should be the only person dancing in these videos. The solo is intended to showcase the applicant’s unique skill and artistry as a dancer, and it can be in whichever style the applicant chooses. Dancers auditioning for the MFA and MA-SRS are expected to perform solos of their own original choreography. The work sample should highlight the applicant’s research interests in choreography, performance, dance on film, or other. Applicants should provide a maximum of three videos. Applicants are encouraged to include a brief statement at the beginning of each video in which they discuss the content of the video, specifically addressing the genre/style and their relevant training and experience. Applicants are also required to upload a resume within the audition application specifically highlighting dance training and experience. The video links requested above should be included in the resume.

Please be advised that the School of Dance audition application is separate from the university application. Admission to the university is authorized by the FSU Office of Admissions, and all prospective MFA and MA-SRS applicants must submit the university application in addition to the audition application by January 5, 2021. The university’s graduate application and all relevant information can be found on the Office of Admissions website. Please note that the FSU graduate application requires the following materials: 1) a statement of purpose (this is a 1-2 page letter in which you articulate your motivation for attending our program), 2) a writing sample (usually a major research paper or something similar), 3) three letters of recommendation composed on official institutional letterhead, 4) official college/university transcripts, and 5) a resume/CV. Our program does not require the GRE nor any other graduate admissions examination.

In order to be considered for admission to our program, it is imperative that both the audition application and the university application (along with all required materials) are received by the January 5, 2021 deadline. All MFA and MA-SRS applicants will be required to participate in a virtual interview with the School of Dance audition committee conducted via Zoom on  January 13, 2021. We will provide applicants with all relevant information regarding these interviews prior to the interview date.

Summary of Required Audition Application Materials:

  • Links to video of the applicant’s dance training in specific genres (five-minute maximum per video).
  • Link to video of the applicant performing an original two-minute solo.
  • A work sample highlighting the applicant’s research interest in choreography, performance, dance on film, or other.
  • A resume highlighting dance training and experience (include video links in resume).
  • Submission of the FSU graduate application along with all required application materials.
  • An interview conducted via Zoom.

School of Dance Audition Application

For more information on admissions to Florida State University, please visit our Office of Admissions page.

Graduate FSU Application: https://admissions.fsu.edu/graduate/


MA (American Dance Studies) Application for Fall 2021 Admission

The MA in American Dance Studies program does not require an audition. Admission to the university is authorized by the FSU Office of Admissions, and all prospective MA-ADS applicants must submit the university application by the deadlines listed below. The university’s graduate application and all relevant information can be found on the Office of Admissions website. Please note that the FSU graduate application requires the following materials: 1) a statement of purpose (this is a 1-2 page letter in which you articulate your motivation for attending our program), 2) a writing sample (usually a major research paper or something similar), 3) three letters of recommendation composed on official institutional letterhead, 4) official college/university transcripts, and 5) a resume/CV. Our program does not require the GRE nor any other graduate admissions examination. In order to be considered for admission to the American Dance Studies program with fellowship funding, it is imperative that the university application (along with all required materials) is received by January 10, 2021. In order to be considered for assistantship funding, complete applications must be received by February 10, 2021. The final ADS program deadline, with funding not expected, is April 10, 2021.

For more information on admissions to Florida State University, please visit our Office of Admissions page.

Graduate FSU Application: https://admissions.fsu.edu/graduate/