On reviewing the overall level of interest in the BA in Theatre, Trinity Western University has decided it will no longer be accepting new applications into this program.
However, several of the outcomes of the program can be met through the BA in Media + Communication, the BA in English, and the BA in Game Development programs, and we encourage you to explore these options.
Though these programs are not a perfect replacement, they offer courses in writing, film, story, communication, and several other forms of creative expression in English. These programs will provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress in further studies or a career within various related fields.
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We believe Christian artists are called to be culture-shapers.
As a part of TWU’s theatre program, you will critically engage with issues of faith and art in every class. Our graduates have a well-rounded theatre education and a broad knowledge of the liberal arts. Previous alumni have established careers as actors, directors, producers, designers, stage managers, playwrights, teachers, and arts administrators.
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) THEATRE
A BA with a major in Theatre provides a strong foundation in all aspects of theatre, with the flexibility to specialize. Whether your passions lie in directing, playwriting, stage managing or dramatic literature, our program can be tailored to your interests. Our small class sizes allow for in-depth mentorship opportunities with professors.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA) ACTING
The only program of its kind in Canada, our BFA in Acting combines a Christian liberal arts education with intensive actor training. As a BFA student, you will take a range of acting, voice, and movement classes, and there are a significant number of performance opportunities. You will also study dramatic literature, directing, and playwriting. Our graduates are versatile and highly employable theatre artists, creating work that makes a significant contribution to the world of theatre. Auditions for the BFA take place at the end of your first year.
“The teaching and mentoring I received at TWU was a fantastic preparation for my professional career. Not only do the professors train you in all aspects of the complex craft of theatre, they challenge you to risk and to think critically, while deeply caring about your personal development and character.”
- Canada’s only BFA in Acting at a Christian university
- Major, minor and concentration options that allow for flexibility and specialization
- Performance and production opportunities in classics, contemporary plays, new works, student-directed productions, musical theatre, and comedy improv
- One-on-one mentorship from instructors who are working professionals and committed Christians
- Regular attendance at professional theatres in Vancouver and opportunities to connect directly with the artists
- Specific scholarships for SAMC Theatre majors
COURSE HIGHLIGHTSActing - Eight courses including Auditioning, Acting Shakespeare, and From Stage to Screen, as well as four years of voice and movement training. Dramatic Literature - Complete two from ten choices of dramatic literature courses from all periods across the globe. Playwriting and Directing - Courses that help you learn the craft and offer the opportunity to produce your own work. Technical Theatre and Production - Practical opportunities that involve all aspects of creating a theatre production.
AFTER GRADUATIONOur students have been successful in the professional theatre industries across Canada and in the US as actors, designers, and technicians. Many students have also become highly qualified theatre educators in high schools through the completion of BC’s one year PDP program. Other students have gone on to achieve distinction in a variety of other professions, including law, marketing, non-profit human rights organizations, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
DegreesBachelor of Arts (BA), Minor, Concentration
Careers in Theatre
Opportunities include careers in:
- professional theatre
- church/missionary drama ministry
- theatre education