B.F.A. Actor Training Program

University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program

The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program is dedicated to developing the mind, body, voice and spirit of our students. We provide them with a variety of skills essential to realize the dynamics of performing text of classical stature. The skills acquired during the exploration of classic texts will be applied to contemporary literature drawn from the world repertoire, as well as emerging dramatic forms. We cultivate the actor, artist and scholar by providing a unique curriculum rooted in four guiding principles:

  • An expansive liberal arts education.
  • An intensive studio training curriculum which is committed to the integration of voice, movement and acting within a wide range of styles.
  • An eclectic performing arts experience, with a focus on live theater.
  • A dynamic partnership between the Guthrie Theater and the University of Minnesota.

The combination of experiences under the auspices of both an academic institution and a professional theater offers our students a broader perception of the performing arts community within today's landscape.

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