Admission Requirements & Program Highlights
Acting – An internationally recognized, professional acting program. Its stellar training offers the perfect balance of conservatory style classes, academic course work, and main-stage performance requirements. Become, for example, an actor, director or a theatre arts teacher (with additional qualifications). The Acting program has limited entrance and is very competitive.
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.
ENG4U required, audition. Auditions for Acting are held in Windsor and Toronto.
- 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
Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
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Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.
Build your Skills and Experience
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.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics
Life After Graduation
“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 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 
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2014)
Common Industries for Acting Graduates
- Acting: Professional theatre, film and TV
- Advertising and marketing
- Dramatic Production: Directing, technical (“behind the scenes”)
- Education: Public and private streams; corporate, motivational speaking
- Media & Journalism: Criticism, live performance
- Advertising manager
- Artistic director
- Artistic producer
- Casting director
- Film critic
- Operations director
- Project manager
- Promotion specialist
- Public official
- Public relations officer
- Radio analyst
- Set designer
- Sound technician
- Stage manager
- Stunt person
- Technical director
- Television actor
- Theatre performer
- Voice coach
- Voice-over artist
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.