The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at the University of West Florida attracts students wanting to chase their dreams of bright lights and standing ovations. A pre-professional degree in performance or stagecraft, this program is teeming with opportunities to hone your craft, gain hands-on experience and build a foundation to jumpstart your career on or behind the stage. This is an audition-only program.
Why Study Theatre at UWF?
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre will provide you with a hands-on, personalized education.
You will work closely in classes and on stage with faculty who provide training and experience to accelerate you to a professional level.
Our program affords the opportunity for you to hone your craft with industry professionals. This opportunity includes acting, musical theatre and design/technology.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is an audition-only program. Students wanting to major in Theatre must select one of the three areas — performing arts, acting, or design technology — and audition in that area. Students will be assessed annually to demostrate successful progress toward their degree.
What You Will Learn
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre has three specializations - Musical Theatre, Acting and Design/Technology. The three areas work together and individually to offer a dynamic learning environment. This environment allows you to build your skills in your specialization while learning alongside fellow students in their field. The Acting program provides Musical Theatre students the opportunity to dive deeper into acting, while the Musical Theatre program gives acting majors the opportunity to develop their musical theatre skills.
The UWF Department of Theatre is big enough to challenge you as an artist, but small enough to give you the individual attention you deserve.
The Musical Theatre specialization provides students with a hands-on, personalized education. Students work closely in classes and on stage with faculty who provide training and experience to accelerate students to a professional level. This program affords the opportunity for you to hone your craft with industry professionals. As an undergraduate-only program, BFA Musical Theatre students receive training and performance opportunities upon entrance. Shows are selected from the Musical Theatre Canon to provide students a varied educational experience and personalized and private voice lessons are offered to students.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting degree provides students with a core curriculum that is challenging, dynamic, and relevant to today’s professional theatre world. As an undergraduate-only program, BFA Acting students receive training and performance opportunities upon entrance. BFA Acting students are encouraged to participate in Musicals, as well as plays. Small class sizes provide an intimate environment for the student to perfect their skills and talent through individualized coaching and each season includes opportunities in a wide range of Theatrical genres.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Technology provides students with an interactive program that prepares them for careers in scenic, lighting, and costume design and the technology skills that support each field. Foundational course work leads to hands on design and technology experience, both in the shops and on stage. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors and gain professional experience. BFA Design/Technology students take courses and participate in related design fields for a more thorough and encompassing education.