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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.

Program Requirements

Students in the BFA in Acting must complete the Writing Component (please see the BFA Degree Requirements) within their first 54 credits or, for transfer students, the first Winter Session of study. Within the minimum of 120 total credits required for the program, students must also include the following courses:

Lower Level Requirements

Normally completed in Year 1:

  • THTR 130 and FIPR 131

Normally completed in Year 2:

  • THTR 271, 272, 273, and 274
  • At least 3 credits from THTR 210 and 211

Upper Level Requirements:

60 credits comprised of:

  • THTR 371, 372, 373, 374, and 12 credits of THTR 391
  • THTR 471, 472, 473, 474, and 12 credits of THTR 491
  • 6 credits chosen from THTR 320, 325, 420
  • 6 credits of 300- or 400-level FIPR in screen acting (see Department)

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