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The Department of Theatre and Film offers the program leading to the B.F.A. in Acting. For details about current offerings, visit the Department .

The B.F.A. in Acting Program normally consists of four years of study. In the first year, students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and take courses applicable to any B.A. program, including the Theatre courses noted below. The number of places available in the program is strictly limited, hence entry into the program is by selection based on an audition. Students usually audition during their first year of study. Auditions are held in February. UBC students who are successful must fill out a Change of Faculty form to change from a B.A. degree program to a B.F.A. degree program. Transfer students must meet the UBC entrance requirements. Applicants who are unsuccessful in the audition process can continue in the B.A. program.

All students enrolled in the B.F.A. program will be reviewed annually to determine whether they should be allowed to continue in their course of study. Students who have been admitted to the B.F.A. program may revert to the B.A. program if this is advisable, at the end of their second or third year.

First Year

Requirements of first-year B.A. program, including at least one theatre course.

Second Year

Requirements of the second-year B.A. program, THTR 271, 272, 273, and 274, and at least 3 credits from THTR 210 and 211.

Third and Fourth Years

  • THTR 371, 372, 373, 374, and 391
  • THTR 471, 472, 473, 474, and 491
  • at least 6 credits chosen from THTR 320, 325, 420
  • For elective credits, refer to Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements and to the Summary of Program Requirements table (Honours column). A B.F.A. in Acting degree usually consists of 72 theatre credits and 48 elective credits.

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