Theatre at UBC
Degree Programs: BFA Acting
BFA Audition Information Session
Everything you've always wanted to know about the BFA in Acting Program at UBC and how to prepare for your audition!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Room 112 of the Frederic Wood Theatre.
Auditions for the BFA Acting Program for September 2014February 8, 10, 11,12, 13, 21, 22
Callbacks February 22 and 23
Theatre at UBC is holding auditions for admission to our BFA Acting Degree Program in September 2014:
When: February 8, 10, 11,12, 13, 21, 22
Callbacks: February 22 and 23
What To Prepare:
- 2 pieces (one classical, one contemporary); 2 minutes each;
- plus 16 bars of a song from the musical theatre repertoire to be sung unaccompanied.
Where: UBC Department of Theatre and Film, Binnings Studios, Room 128, 6373 University Boulevard, UBC.
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME:
Please download the following form in your preferred format, complete it, save it, and attach a digital photo in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed first year university.
Please Note: The BFA Acting Program is a three-year conservatory style program which usually begins in the student's second year of study.
The B.F.A. Acting Program offers professional actor training supplemented by a solid grounding in the history of theatre and the benefits of a liberal arts education. Admission is by audition and is highly competitive. Only a select number of students are accepted into the program each year. The beginning year of the BFA focuses on the development of the actor's instrument through story telling, improvisation, scene study, movement and voice. The intermediate year covers the study and practice of acting styles including Commedia dell'arte, Chekhov and Shakespeare. The final year incorporates screen acting, auditioning, solo creation, singing, voice-over and stage combat. Courses are fully integrated with Theatre at UBC productions and students act in shows that are directed and coached by guest artists and faculty who are working professionals and leaders in their disciplines.
Theatre at UBC is a renowned training program that has produced some of Canada's most innovative artists and theatre practices for over 50 years. A small sampling of the distinguished actors who have studied with us, among many others, includes: David Adams, Lois Anderson, Sarah Afful , Ryan Biel, Brent Carver, Nicola Cavendish, Camyar Chai, Joy Coghill, Torrance Coombs, Gavin Crawford, Robert Clothier, Rachel Cronin, Evan Frayne, Meghan Gardiner, Bruce Greenwood, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Larry Lillo, David Mackay, Stephen E. Miller, Camille Mitchell, Ruth Nichol, Moya O'Connell, Eric Peterson, Dawn Petten, Anastasia Phillips, Sarah Rodgers, Laara Sadiq, Kerry Sandomirsky, Goldie Semple, Tom Scholte, Michael Shanks, Jason Grey-Stanford, Camille Sullivan and Katey Wright.
This is a three-year program which usually begins in the student's second year of study.
Application to the BFA Acting Program is by audition.
Successful completion of first year at a recognized university or college. (Applicants to the program must have completed, or be enrolled in, their first year at the time of application).
BFA Promotional Video
The following video is an introduction to the training and performance opportunities available to acting students through the BFA Acting Program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The Theatre at UBC video documents the experiences of three BFA acting students and offers a glimpse into their class work and backstage preparations for a BFA production.
Shot and edited by Bojan Bodruzic.
Original Music by Patrick Pennefather.
Produced by Stephen Malloy and Theatre at UBC.
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BFA Acting Coordinator:
If there are any questions, please contact the BFA Co-ordinator, Cathy Burnett.
Any questions concerning academics or courses related to the BFA acting program should be directed to the BFA Academic Advisor: Gayle Murphy