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Acting for the Theatre (BFA)

Concordia University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Field of Study:Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,725
National: $14,125
International: $30,650
Careers:Actors and ComediansDirectors


Train to become a versatile actor with a rich diversity of skills, ready to take on a wide range of roles and theatrical styles.

Begin by acquiring core acting skills such as text interpretation (scene and monologue work), movement, voice and presence, characterization, and ensemble work. At the same time, grow into a well-rounded theatre artist by studying dramaturgy/script analysis, collaborative methods, theatre history and theory, and scenographic design fundamentals.

As you move through the program, explore more advanced techniques and specialty skills, such as stage combat, theatrical Biomechanics, Viewpoints, singing, dialects, audition and camera, among others. Progress from acting styles rooted in psychological realism to range-expanding techniques based in psychophysical and non-realistic approaches. Apply your growing skillset by performing in productions of plays by great contemporary playwrights and iconic writers from the past. You’ll also have opportunities to create and perform original work.

Throughout your degree, gain exposure to the professional theatre scene in Montreal and beyond. You may do a supervised internship with an organization such as the Segal Centre, the Centaur Theatre, Geordie Theatre, and Bread and Puppet Theater. You may also have the chance to participate in an international exchange program or field schools; recent opportunities have included programs in Chinese opera in Beijing, and post-dramatic theatre in Germany.

By the end of the program, you’ll emerge with a clear sense of your own theatrical identity. You’ll know what kind of work you want to do and what kind of stories you’re inspired to tell, and you’ll have the confidence, abilities, and artistic daring to step into a professional career.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    No specific courses are required. See the program page on our website for more details on admissions requirements, including requirements for CEGEP, International Baccalaureate, Baccalauréat français, GCE, or university transfer applicants.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Auditions
    All applicants are required to submit a letter of intent and an audition video. Following the review of your application, short-listed applicants may be asked to submit follow-up video assignments and/or be invited to a Skype interview. See the department’s website for more details on these additional requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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