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How to Apply

BFA Performance

All information regarding University application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements can be found on the FIU Admissions Homepage.


All students applying for the BFA in Performance or a BA in Theatre (with a performance emphasis) must audition for the program. Auditions are scheduled 4-6 times throughout the year.

Signing-up for an Audition

To sign-up for an audition, please contact Maria Manino at 305-348-2895 or You must provide us with your name, which degree you’re auditioning for (BA or BFA), where you’re coming from (high school, transfer student, already enrolled at FIU), as well as an email address and phone number where you can be reached. Once you contact us, you will be added to our auditions list and will receive a copy of our FIU Prospective Theatre Student Questionnaire.

You can submit your video audition through

Audition Requirements

To audition for the BA you will need to submit:

  • 1 contemporary monologue (1 minute)
  • 1 resume listing your theatre experience and training
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • 1 FIU Prospective Theatre Student Questionnaire*

To audition for the BFA you will need to submit:

  • 2 contrasting monologues (totaling no more than 3 minutes)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1 resume listing your theatre experience and training
  • 1 FIU Prospective Theatre Student Questionnaire*

Tips for selecting good audition monologues

  • Your monologue MUST be from a published play. Make sure you read the entire play so you understand your character. Stay away from monologue anthologies that contain monologues that aren’t part of a play. If you find a monologue from a published play in one of those books, make sure you are able to obtain and read the full play.
  • Pick material with strong objectives. Does the character have something important that they are fighting for in the moment?
  • If you’re auditioning for the BFA, make sure at least one of your monologues is contemporary. “Contrasting” doesn’t only mean classical and contemporary. You can have two contrasting contemporary monologues if the energy of the piece is different.
  • Pick something that is in your age range.

Recording your Audition

  1. Clearly state your name and the degree you are auditioning for
  2. State your panther I.D. number (if you already have one)
  3. Introduce your piece
  4. Perform your monologue


FIU Theatre has two deadlines for submitting your audition. We encourage you to sign up for the earliest available date.

The deadlines to submit your video auditions are:

October 23, 2021
February 12, 2022

You will be notified if you have been invited to a callback one week after the submission deadline.


Callbacks will be held on the following days:

November 13, 2021
February 26, 2022

We are planning to have in-person callbacks, however, we will continue to monitor the situation with Covid-19 and will adjust accordingly if the situation worsens. You will receive confirmation of callback details with your invitation.


While you are asked to submit your required audition file digitally via Getacceptd, please note that all applicants to our programs must also complete FIU’s online admission application.

You will receive a decision by email approximately three (3) weeks after your audition deadline.

Due to the highly selective nature of the BFA Performance program, offers for Fall 2021 will be announced in late April after all applications have been reviewed.

Please feel free to contact us, should you have any questions or concerns.

BFA Design

All students applying for a BFA in Design or a BA in Theatre (with a design, technology, management emphasis) must schedule and interview and/or portfolio review. All information regarding application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements can be found on the FIU Admissions Homepage.

Portfolio Reviews / Interviews

2020-21 Dates:

  • October 15, 2021 at 3:30pm
  • November 19, 2021 at 3:30pm
  • February 25, 2022 at 3:30pm
  • April 1, 2022 at 3:30pm
  • By Appointment (contact Tony Galaska

Interviews are conducted at the FIU Theatre Department at Florida International University, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199. At each interview session, there is an opportunity to learn more about the program, see the performance spaces, and for parents and prospective students to ask questions.

Portfolio Review

Since the BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) is a design and production degree, your portfolio should include examples of all your visually creative pursuits, i.e., drawing, painting, photography, doodles, graphics, crafts, theatrical design in any area – include preparation materials, process pictures, as well as photos of outcome, anything that demonstrates your creative self.


Be prepared for a short conversation with the Design & Production faculty. Be ready to discuss the materials in your portfolio, your previous creative work, shows on which you’ve worked, the kind of performing arts you enjoy and why, and performing arts that you have seen or studied. If interested in Stage Management, bring one or two stage management production books that show your organizational strategies, blocking, cueing, communications from a rehearsal or performance to show at the interview.

If you have any questions, please email Tony Galaska, Head of Design,

All students applying for a BA in Theatre must either audition or have a portfolio review.

For BA applicants with an interest in acting, please read the audition information in the “BFA Performance” tab.

For BA applicants with an interest in design or stage management, please read the portfolio review information in the “BFA Design” tab.

All information regarding application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements for the University can be found on the FIU Admissions Homepage.


Maria M. Henriquez
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Office: 305-348-2442

The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has a team of dedicated academic advisors, readily available to provide guidance with course selection and keep you on track for an on-time graduation. To make an appointment with an academic advisor, call (305)-348-7500.