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Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Photo: Lawrence Peart (2020)

B.F.A. in Acting

B.F.A. in Acting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting seeks to prepare students with fundamental training and the education necessary for an acting career. This unique four-year program combines courses in stage acting with innovative training in devised work, film and television. Our professional faculty of working artists address past, present and anticipated trends in a professional actor’s career.

Curriculum, guest artist workshops and performance experiences reflect the uniqueness of The University of Texas at Austin by offering classes and practical experiences in department productions, collaborations with professional artists, workshops with visiting artists and the rich scholarly resources of a Tier One institution. The department produces an annual season of six to eight main stage productions, encompassing a wide variety of performance experiences that range from classical to contemporary plays, musical theatre and original scripts. 

Attentive to acting for the camera, the B.F.A. in Acting collaborates with the Moody College of Communications’ Department of Radio-Television-Film. Upperclassmen have the option to participate in a Los Angeles residency as they prepare for working in the industry through the UT Semester in Los Angeles program.

*The B.F.A. in Acting is not open to transfer students.

Begin the application process today.

Take a virtual tour of the F. Loren Winship Drama Building

Want to learn more about the B.F.A. in Acting program from a student perspective? Check out this video of current students answering questions about their experience.

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