How to Apply

Applications open October 1st for admission in September.

Deadline for applying and submitting all additional materials: January 31, 2020.

Entrance to this program is competitive with a maximum of 14 spots in each incoming class.  You must meet both Academic and Artistic requirements based on an audition, interview and a review of additional materials.

Please see Academic Requirements if you are auditioning for entry in Fall of 2020.

If you are a High School applicant, follow instructions below (3)

All applicants requesting an audition must apply on-line at:

uab.ca/apply


All applications require the following additional materials to be uploaded to the application:

             Letter of Intent

             Theatre Resume

             Headshot

Follow instructions for uploading materials, requesting letters of reference and submitting transcripts when you apply.

Please follow instructions below pertaining to what type of applicant you are:

1.            If you are a current U of A student

Choose BFA Acting as your 1st choice and pay a non-refundable $75.00 fee (payable by credit card or Visa Debit only when applying online).

This will be bring up a checklist of items to be uploaded to complete the application.  Your program will not be switched to BFA Acting unless you are offered a spot in the program. If not offered a spot, you will continue in the program you are in.

2.            If you have never attended the U of A (but have transferable post-secondary education)

There is a non-refundable $125 application fee, payable by credit card or Visa Debit only when applying online.

Choose BFA Acting as your first choice and BA Drama major as your second choice.  This will bring up a checklist of items to be uploaded to complete the application.  You will not be officially moved to BFA Acting unless you are offered a spot in the program. If not offered a spot, you will be offered a spot in the BA Drama major program if you meet the academic admission requirements.

3.            If you are a High School Applicant

There is a non-refundable $125 application fee, payable by credit card or Visa Debit only when applying online.

If you are in Grade 12 we encourage you to audition in February 2020.  If you are selected, we will guarantee a spot for you to enter the 3-year BFA Acting program in Fall 2021.  You can still choose to do your 1st year (referred to as pre-professional year) here at the U of A, or you can choose to do it at a different post-secondary institution as long as the credits transfer in to the U of A.  If you are selected You will also receive close mentorship if you choose to complete your pre-professional year at the U of A.

While you can choose any degree program at the U of A to fulfill your pre-professional year requirement, most applicants choose:

BA Drama Major (or)

Combined BA (Drama) BEd Secondary

Information on both programs can be found at:

https://www.ualberta.ca/drama


Once you have applied, contact connie.golden @ualberta.ca and indicate you are planning on auditioning for the BFA Acting program.  Connie will be in touch with you as to ‘next steps’.

Applicants to any BA program require an average that is competitive for the given year on 5 eligible high school subjects, as follows:

Academic Admission Requirements:

             English 30-1

             Four other eligible 30 level subjects

             Of these four subjects, a maximum of one eligible 30-level Fine Arts course may be used

             Of these five classes, no mark can be below 50%

             Your admission average will automatically be calculated on the 5 highest grades that meet these requirements

Examples of classes used for admission: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30, Mathematics 31, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Computing Science ADV (CTS – 5 credits), Social Studies 30-1, 30-level language other than English.

I have questions.  Who can I talk to?

You can email or call Connie Golden, Undergraduate Advisor, connie.golden@ualberta.ca or 780.492.8710.