Theatre: Acting

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Receive professional actor training from UBC's renowned BFA program. Your studies will span story telling, improvisation, scene study, movement, and voice, working up to training in screen acting, auditioning, solo creation, singing, voice-over, and stage combat.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The BFA in Acting is a professional actor training program supplemented by a solid grounding in the history of theatre, while also offering many of the benefits of a liberal arts education. Courses are fully integrated with theatre in UBC productions, and you will work on shows in cooperation with faculty and professional staff.

Campus features

UBC has a fully-equipped theatre stage, the Frederic Wood Theatre, which presents a full season of student drama and opera productions every year.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Fine Arts (direct-entry specializations only; excludes Creative Writing)

  • No specific courses required beyond those needed for general admission
  • Audition or portfolio
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