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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Study in one of the most comprehensive and immersive theatre programs in Canada. Take part in our mainstage season onstage and behind the scenes. Learn about the historical and modern importance of theatre. All theatre classes involve hands-on, experiential learning, so you’ll have many opportunities for internships and project work in the community. You’ll graduate with skills that are key to successful careers in every field.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Applied theatre
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Performance
  • Production and management
  • Self-directed focus
  • Theatre history


  • Actor
  • Agent
  • Arts administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Communications coordinator
  • Community outreach and education
  • Critic, journalist, TV host
  • Director
  • Museum interpreter
  • Musician
  • Playwright or screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Production coordinator
  • Set, costume or lighting designer
  • Stage manager
  • Theatre technician
  • Voice artist or announcer

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Production and Management Areas of Theatre - THEA 205
  • Fundamentals of Play Analysis - THEA 206
  • Acting for the Camera - THEA 304
  • Directing I - THEA 331
  • Performances in Popular Culture - THEA 339


Apply to the Faculty of Fine Arts as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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