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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama - Acting

Faculty of Arts

Why get a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama - Acting degree?

Why study Acting at the University of Alberta?

The BFA Acting degree is a rigorous, intensive conservatory training program that provides in-depth study of acting, movement, dance, singing, voice, and stage combat. Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the professional workforce. Our BFA Acting program is nationally recognized as one of the leading university acting degree programs in Canada. We attract the best students from across the country and around the world. Entrance to the BFA Acting program is competitive, with 12 spots (6 male and 6 female) in each incoming class. Auditions are held annually in February to start the program in September. You must have a successful audition and meet the academic requirements to be offered a spot in the program.

Possible Careers

  • Actor
  • Director

Rhiannon is an Arts student majoring in Political Science and is a former Week of Welcome facilitator. She's also a Ukrainian dancer, a skincare expert, and a stylist.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

30 required, transferable to a Bachelor of Arts program ( = units of course weight)

  • 6 junior-level English or 3 junior-level English and WRS 101 are required
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts courses recommended
  • Maximum 12 in DRAMA
  • Maximum 12 in non-Arts/non-Science courses

Audition and Additional Materials: Interview and Audition.

Additional Information: Visit or contact the Department of Drama regarding artistic requirements.


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