B.F.A. Actor Training Program

Equipping the next generation

The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program combines art and academia to develop the minds, bodies, voices and spirits of our student actors and set them up for professional success.

We start by exploring and performing classical texts and then apply their newfound skills to emerging dramatic forms and contemporary literature drawn from the world repertoire. 

Our four guiding principles

We cultivate the actor, artist and scholar through a unique curriculum rooted in:

  • An expansive liberal arts education
  • An intensive studio training curriculum that integrates voice, movement and acting in multiple styles
  • An eclectic performing arts experience with a focus on live theater
  • A dynamic partnership between the Guthrie Theater and University of Minnesota

Our goal is to provide students with a broader perception of the performing arts community within today's landscape and help ignite their careers.

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Students perform in Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Students perform in Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Students perform in Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika. Photo by Dan Norman. 

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Courageous new work with must-see classics you know and love. 

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