BFA in Acting

UMN BFA Actor Training Program

The University of Minnesota BFA Actor Training Program provides students with a holistic liberal arts education paired with rigorous professional actor training. In a unique partnership between several theaters within the Twin Cities and the University of Minnesota, students benefit from outstanding academic preparation and world-class artistic experiences.

This program is designed to develop actors in both mind and body. We provide our students with the essential skills for exploring text in performance through layers of classic text exploration and contemporary literature. This training includes integration of voice, movement, and acting within a range of styles.

The combination of experiences within the University of Minnesota and other theaters offers students a deeper understanding of the performing arts community within today’s landscape.

We seek students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are:

  • Serious about pursuing acting as a profession
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Willing to take risks
  • Interested in artistic exploration individually and as an ensemble

We embrace the continual development of the artist’s distinctive voice and encourage students to design their individual paths towards artistic fulfillment.

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