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.


  • 120 credits over 3 years (starting in late August) -- Program Requirements
  • Complete training
    • Practical: Acting, speech, movement
    • Professional: 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)



Application Deadline: April 1st, 2022

To register :
If you are already a student at the University of Ottawa, contact Jeannine Cameron 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

- 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 . 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

2022 Audition Dates

Information April 10, 2022 online via Zoom

Callbacks: May 1st, 2022 in person

Call For Auditions

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



  • 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



  • 11 professors
    • Including 7 that are specialised in acting and directing
  • Part-time instructors and visiting professors active in the field
  • Support staff
    • Technical Director
    • Production Manager
    • Set Workshop Supervisor
    • Costume Workshop Supervisor



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