The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Acting is the first actor training program of its kind in Colorado; it was founded in 1978. Our alumni have performed on regional and Broadway stages, appeared on network television and in feature films, been admitted to prestigious MFA programs, founded their own theatre companies, and created innovative work around the world. We are Colorado’s original BFA.
Skills You Will Acquire
The BFA in Acting major offers conservatory-style actor training to a limited number of highly motivated and talented students within a liberal arts education on the CU campus. Our students’ individual passions are supported by a rigorous sequence of acting, voice, and movement courses across a range of styles, from the classics to the contemporary. Each class works as an ensemble for three years, exploring the craft and creating work together.
BFA Requirements BA Requirements & List of Courses Plan of Study
Evaluation of Progress
Students admitted to the BFA in Acting are not automatically entitled to continue toward a BFA degree. Continued enrollment in the BFA Acting concentration is dependent upon an ongoing demonstration of satisfactory progress, as determined by the Acting faculty throughout each semester. Admission into advanced courses will only be with permission from the Acting faculty.
Incoming first-year students are not eligible to audition for the BFA major in Acting. To audition for the BFA in Acting major, students must be enrolled in or have passed Acting 1 (THTR 1003). Typically, students take Acting 1 and audition for the Acting major in their first year, then begin the BFA in their sophomore year.
Admission is based upon talent, academic record, motivation, and demonstration of suitability in the auditions for the major, which are held in the spring semester.
To apply, please complete the following three steps before Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Step 1: Pass or be enrolled in Acting 1 (THTR 1003).
Transfer students who have taken this course at their prior institution should consult the head of the Acting major.
Step 2: Sign up here for an audition and interview appointment.
Step 3: Submit the online application before March 4, 2023.
This is because the student portion must be completed first, so that your referee can then complete the reference portion. Required materials include your:
If you experience issues with your application, you should e-mail the head of the Acting major.
Auditions are typically held in February or March prior to the first semester of enrollment.
Peer student coaching for the audition is available. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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