The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (BFA in Acting) is an intensive three-year program designed to train professional actors to meet the challenges of today’s theatre. The program has three main areas of focus, with the level of difficulty increasing as students make their way through the curriculum. The first area deals with specific acting techniques (movement, voice, diction, interpretation, sight reading, etc.) and aims to develop control and harness the expressive potential of the body and voice, the actor's two main tools. The second area gives students an opportunity to put their training into practice in a series of four public performances directed or supervised by recognized professionals. The third area offers students a solid grounding in the history and analysis of theatre as live art, including the theatrical culture needed to understand and contextualize their work as actors. The program concludes with courses and workshops aimed at providing future graduates with the means to manage their careers and join the acting profession.
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Scholarships and Bursaries
Our scholarship program is one of the most generous in the country. It rewards not only your pre-university academic achievements, but also your achievements every term of full-time study at University. A scholarship is awarded for academic achievements while a bursary is awarded based on financial need.
The Department of Theatre
The Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa is founded on the belief that theatre research and theatre practice can and should exist side by side. Strong theoretical knowledge and sound practical experience influence one another and lead toward greater creative undertakings in whichever facet of theatre students choose.