Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Acting

  • Internationally recognized professional actor training program
  • Attracts students from across Canada, the US, and Europe
  • Courses include: acting technique, scene study, Shakespearean performance, voice, improvisation, movement, theatre history, and other electives in Dramatic Art
  • Faculty members include professional actors and directors
  • Special workshops, senior core courses, and University Players performances directed by guest artists. More than 10,000 patrons attend University Players’ productions each year

Program Description

This internationally recognized, professional acting program provides stellar training with the perfect balance of conservatory style classes, academic course work, and main-stage performance requirements.

You will learn from outstanding faculty members who are professional actors and directors, and from guest artists who are working theatre professionals serving as visiting professors, directors, and artists in residence.

As a BFA in Acting student, you will become part of the University Players company in fourth year. Courses include acting technique, scene study, Shakespearean performance, voice, improvisation, movement, theatre history, other electives in dramatic art, and courses in the liberal arts.

Course Descriptions - Drama

Faculty - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department - Dramatic Art

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 88%
  • The OSS Diploma and six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U, are required.
  • You must also complete an application for a BFA in Acting Audition by going online to the University of Windsor Drama website; the BFA Acting Audition form is under “Apply to Dramatic Art” in the left hand menu. Applicants will be invited to an all-day audition and interview in the Spring.

About The Audition

Candidates are asked to memorize and prepare two monologues. Each monologue should be approximately one minute in length. One monologue should be by a character from a play by Shakespeare. The other should be by a character from a published modern or contemporary play.
You will also learn and present a movement sequence. In addition, your audition will include an improvised scene and cold reading.

Career Tracks

Training professional actors is the program’s goal. Our graduates also pursue careers in other areas of professional theatre, film, television, the related arts, and some attend graduate school:

  • Professional theatre, film and television acting
  • Directing
  • Graduate studies in acting and directing
  • Education (with additional studies)
  • Theatre arts teachers (with additional studies)
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in related theatre areas

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Dramatic Art: Acting (BFA Honours)

Contact Us

Student Recruitment Office
Phone: 519-973-7014
Toll-Free (Canada/US): 1-800-864-2860