Acting - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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Acting BFA

Take centre stage in this program that finds the perfect balance of conservatory-style classes, performance, and academic course work. Develop your talent in this internationally recognized program. Audition required.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Acting and Improvisation for the Theatre, Movement for the Actor, Voice for the Actor, Nature of Theatre


Career Tracks: Actor, director, voice-over artist, artistic director, producer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required, audition. Auditions for Acting are held in Windsor and Toronto.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

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.

Functional Knowledge

  • Identify and apply specific acting exercises and techniques essential to the development of a theatre artist
  • Embody the principles of flexibility, strength, and endurance as they apply to the development of the theatre artist
  • Communicate articulately, effectively, and efficiently by incorporating voice and movement techniques into the creation of a role
  • Observe and think critically as a theatre artist
  • Communicate analytically about theatre practice in verbal and written form
  • Research, develop, and embody creative work
  • Analyze, interpret, rehearse, and perform text from various periods, theatrical styles, and genres

95%


Employment Rate of Graduates

(OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2017)

Eric Branget

"My time in the program helped hone my discipline and skill as an actor. It added detail, depth, and thoughtfulness to my work. Not only has my study in the BFA program made me the performer I am today, it also taught me skills such as communication, confidence, empathy, and professionalism, which are priceless in the acting world and beyond. Take risks and challenge yourself. This program really does provide you with all the tools you’ll need to make yourself a great actor but it’s up to you to become that great actor.”

Eric Branget
BFA in Acting [2016]

Career Tracks*


  • Actor
  • Announcer
  • Artistic director
  • Artistic producer
  • Broadcaster
  • Casting director
  • Comedian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Playwright
  • Professor
  • Radio/Television Announcer
  • Stunt person
  • Teacher
  • Television actor
  • Voice coach
  • Voice-over artist

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Acting: Professional theatre, film and TV
  • Education: Public and private streams; corporate, motivational speaking
  • Media and journalism: Criticism, live performance

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  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

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