Theatre at UBC
Degree Programs: BFA Acting
Application to the UBC BFA Acting Program is by auditionHow to Apply
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.
Interested in becoming an Actor?
Come to the Information Session for the BFA in Acting Program!
Monday, Jan. 28, 4:00-5:00 PM, FWT
Auditions for BFA Acting Program for September 2013February 9 to 14
Callbacks February 23 & 24, 2013
Information Session for the BFA in Acting Program
You are invited to the annual Information Session for the BFA in Acting Program. Everyone welcome! Meet BFA alumni and chat with BFA faculty about our professional acting training and audition preparation. Monday, Jan. 28, 4:00-5:00 PM in the Frederic Wood Theatre.
Application to the BFA Acting Program is by audition
Auditions for BFA Acting Program for September 2013:February 9 to 14, 2013
Callbacks: February 23 & 24, 2013
Auditions will take place in the morning and early afternoon. Applicants must be available for callbacks until 6 pm.
Auditions will take place at the UBC Point Grey campus:
BFA auditions will take place at the UBC Point Grey campusBinnings Studios, Room 128
6354 Crescent Rd. Directions & Map
Theatre at UBC
Department of Theatre and Film
The University of British Columbia
Binnings Studios, Room 128
6354 Crescent Rd.
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
Room 122 will be available for warming up and preparation a half an hour before your scheduled audition time. Please arrive no later than fifteen minutes before your scheduled time.
- Two contrasting monologues: one modern/contemporary, one classic (anything prior to 1950); and
- 16 bars of a song.
To Apply for an Audition Time:
Apply for an audition timeDownload the application form
Audition times are listed on the form. Please send the form and a headshot of yourself to the Program secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Applicants to the program must have completed their first year of university or college.
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 Acting Academic Advisor, Cathy Burnett.