Theatre - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (BFA in Acting) is an intensive three-year program designed to train professional actors able to meet the challenges of today’s theatre. The program is composed of three axes, with the difficulty of each increasing as students progress through the curriculum. The first deals with specific acting techniques (movement, voice, diction, interpretation, sight reading, etc.) and aims to develop control and expressive potential of the body and voice, the two main tools of the actor. A second invites students to put their training into practice in a series of four public performances, directed or supervised by recognized professionals. The third offers students a solid grounding in theatre history and the analysis of theatre as a live art, giving them the theatrical culture needed to understand and contextualize their work as actors. The program concludes with courses and workshops to give future graduates the means to manage their careers and join the profession.

Program:

  • 120 credits over 3 years (starting in late August) -- Program Requirements
  • Complete training
    • Practical: Acting, speech, movement
    • Professionnal : Public performances, audition techniques, career management
    • Academic: Theatre history, performance and play analysis
  • Small classes
  • 4 main stage productions over the course of the program
    • One per semester beginning in second year
    • All shows supervised by professionals (directors and/or designers)

 

Enrolment:

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2020

To register :
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If you are already a student at the University of Ottawa, contact Jeannine Cameron thesec@uOttawa.ca to sign up for an audition. If you are accepted, all you need to do is apply for a program change. See all information at uottawa.ca/make-changes-to-your-undergraduate-program/


- If you are not already a student at the University of Ottawa, you will need to apply by completing the application form on the Ontario University Application Center (OUAC) website. Check the University of Ottawa section of the website for future students and follow the admission steps according to your situation. You will also find relevant information on requirements, deadlines, steps, etc. at uottawa.ca/undergraduate-admissions/ . Following your request, you will receive a student number and a uoZone profile. Please consult your profile to follow the status of your file. You will also have to register for auditions with Jeannine Cameron thesec@uOttawa.ca.

2020 Audition Dates
Information

Ottawa: April 4th and 5th
Toronto: April 24th
Callbacks (Ottawa): May 8th and 9th

 

Call For Auditions

  • Auditions only
    • 14 students per linguistic cohort
  • No age limit

 

Infrastructure:

  • Three performance spaces (180, 120 and 70 seats)
    • Incandescent and LED lights
  • Six rehearsal spaces
    • Including one equipped for smaller performances
  • 1 Workshop for building sets
  • 1 Workshop for making costumes
  • 1 Wardrobe

 

Faculty:

  • 10 professors
    • Including 6 that are specialised in acting and directing
    • All are professional artists active at the national and international level
  • Part-time instructors who all have an active professional career
  • 4 support staff
    • Technical Director
    • Production Manager
    • Set Workshop Supervisor
    • Costume Workshop Supervisor

 

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