BFA Acting: How to Apply

Program and Graduate Secretary (Theatre Production): Zanna Downes 604-822-6037


UBC Department of Theatre & Film has moved to first year admission to our BFA Programs (allowing entry directly from high school). Students currently in first year in any postsecondary institution are also encouraged to audition to transfer into the BFA in Acting to enter second year in September, 2017.

Auditioning for the UBC Department of Theatre and Film’s BFA Acting Program

The process for registering and booking an audition for the UBC BFA Acting program is as follows:

To register, upload materials and select your first (and second choice) for an audition time slot, please use our online registration link below. You will be asked for your contact information, acting experience and a headshot.
Select and memorize one of the classical pieces by William Shakespeare from the following downloadable file. Make sure you read the entire play to place the speech in context.
Prepare one contrasting contemporary piece of your choice from a published play that demonstrates the range of your acting abilities.
The piece should not exceed two minutes in length and should be of your own gender and age range.
Also be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice without accompaniment from the musical theatre repertoire.

Audition Schedule:

  • Saturday, February 11
    BC Binnings Studios 10am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 14
    BC Binnings Studios 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 15
    BC Binnings Studios 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday, February 24
    Frederic Wood Theatre
    (for students from outside the lower mainland) 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday, February 25
    Frederic Wood Theatre
    (for students from outside the lower mainland) 10am-12pm
  • Saturday, February 25
    Frederic Wood Theatre (possible callbacks)
  • Sunday, February 26
    Frederic Wood Theatre (possible callbacks)

You will be auditioning with other actors and some group work will take place. Please come in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. A room close to your audition will be available one half hour before each session if you wish to warm up.

There will be several audition sessions. Each session will last approximately 2 hours depending on the size of your group.

If the Department is considering you for the program, you will be asked to attend a second audition. Only candidates called back will be contacted. You must attend the second audition if you wish to be considered for the program. Best of luck to you!