The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Acting Program offers a professional actor training program that is supplemented by a solid grounding in a liberal arts education including the history of theatre.

Courses are fully integrated with Theatre at UBC productions; students work on shows in cooperation with faculty and professional staff.

Students usually begin this three-year program after their first year of studies within the Faculty of Arts.

Click here for Program Requirements


Application to the program is by audition in February. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.


Rebekka Sørensen-Kjelstrup

  UBC T&F ALUMNI SUCCEED: REBEKKA SØRENSEN! Rebekka reflects on her UBC years: I had a great experience at UBC.  Three years of hard work and great design opportunities.  UBC gave me the opportunity to work hands-on on many projects while shadowing great designers. UBC is a place where you get what you put into it.  I worked in the wardrobe […]

Nimisha Mukerji

UBC T&F SUCCEED: ALUMNA NIMISHA MUKERJI’S TEMPEST STORM AT HOT DOCS 2016! Film Production Alumna Nimisha Mukerji’s feature documentary Tempest Storm was chosen to premiere at Hot Docs 2016, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000 […]

Ken Lin: A Career in the Spotlight

It is hard to believe that a nationally-famous actor only stumbled into the field by coincidence, but Ken Lin has shown that with hard work and patience, anything is possible. An international student, Ken came to Canada from Taiwan to finish high school and to start university at UBC.

Andrew Cohen: UBC LipDub gives students a sense of belonging

Throw in a bunch of students lip-syncing to a catchy tune over one film shot and you have yourself a LipDub video. Add one thousand volunteers, a unicorn, a Maserati, a helicopter, and the band Marianas Trench, and you have yourself a UBC LipDub video! Thanks to the work of BFA acting student, Andrew Cohen, and his team, UBC’s LipDub is quickly becoming the latest YouTube sensation.

Erin York: Student Education Through the Arts

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Erin is a film studies graduate with a drama minor and one of the 20 international students formally enrolled in the UBC Arts Co-op Program. While many students going into the program are still unsure about their career goals, Erin knew from the start what her ultimate dream job would be and how the co-op program would help get her there.


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Tel: 604-822-3880, Ext. 0

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