Bachelor of fine arts (theatre)

Grenfell’s bachelor of fine arts (BFA) (theatre) is a competitive program.

Students in the acting stream develop fundamental skills, including voice, movement, and speech. They learn how to apply these skills to scene study, technique, and live performance.

Students in the technical theatre production stream master the key skills of theatre production, including lighting, sound, wardrobe, props, carpentry, drafting, scenic painting, and stage management.

Students also study at our campus in Harlow, UK, watching plays and training with professional actors and technicians.

Admission requirements

In addition to meeting the general academic requirements of the university, applicants for the BFA (theatre) must audition/interview to the satisfaction of the department. Enrolment in the program is limited and selection is competitive. Feb. 1 is the deadline for the fall semester (extended to March 15 for the fall 2024 intake). Late applications will be considered as time and resources permit. 

Sample first year

Each student is on their own individual learning path. The bachelor of fine arts with a major in Theatre is comprised of 120 credit hours (36 courses). It is important that students work with an advisor to ensure suitable course selection and determine an appropriate course load as students have the option of doing up to 15 credit hours per semester.

Below is a sample first year with the recommended first year courses for a bachelor of fine arts with a major in theatre:

Theatre 1010 Theatre 1110 or 1120
Theatre 1020 Theatre 1001
Theatre 1000 English 1001
English 1000 elective
elective elective

Contact information

For additional information, visit the School of Fine Arts or contact Renate Pohl.