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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Gain conservatory-style training in a liberal arts setting through our BFA in Acting, working closely with world-class faculty from Tony Award-winning theatres. You will take six semesters of voice for the actor and six semesters of movement for the actor. Eight semesters of acting will culminate in a semester-long audition class taught by casting directors from the Goodman Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Student highlights:

“During my senior year of high school, I attended UIC’s theatre production of The Winter’s Tale. After watching the actors’ performances and the production quality I knew this was the place where I wanted to create art. It was also the most affordable school for me to attend.

UIC has give me the proper tools to succeed in any environment that I put myself in, and with that I have built my own artistic voice.”

— Andrew Neftalí Perez, Class of 2017, BFA Acting. Artistic Associate with Urban Theatre Company, Jeff Nominee for Performer in a Supporting Role. Previous credits include The Chi (Showtime), Empire (FOX), and Chicago P.D. (NBC)