Why Acting?

TWU is the only Canadian christian university to offer a BFA Acting degree.

Why Acting?

TWU is the only Canadian christian university to offer a BFA Acting degree.

Follow your passion in a vibrant, inspiring community that will help you become a collaborative creator and confident performer. 

We believe all Christian artists are called to be culture-shapers. At SAMC Theatre, you will be encouraged to engage essential issues of faith and art in every class, because we’re interested in your character first and your talent second. Your professors will invest in you from day one—mentoring, nurturing, helping you develop your creative voice. It’s OK to take risks and to fail here. That’s how you grow as a person and an artist. Push the boundaries, challenge yourself, and fill your resume with diverse productions from Shakespeare and musicals to original, collaboratively created works.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting is designed to train professional actors. Even more than that, theatre training is great training for life. It informs your relationships, makes you an engaging public speaker, teaches teamwork, and invites you to discover yourself and your story.

Be prepared to love every minute of your degree. And be prepared to work. Our small class sizes maximize your performance opportunities. You can expect intensive training, and immersion in the Vancouver theatre community even before you graduate.

Degrees

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Important Dates

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What's Onstage

Our theatre productions are a favourite “must do” on campus, featuring collaborative work by students across all disciplines in the university. We mount four productions in our theatre season, including a musical and a Shakespeare play in alternating years.

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11:07

SAMC Theatre hosts a late-night, bi-weekly improv comedy show called 11:07, alternate Friday nights at...you guessed it...11:07. Tickets are $3 and available at the door. Check the SAMC Events Calendar for dates.

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London + Paris Travel Study

Feast on the arts and their rich history in two global epicentres. Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s West End, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral…you’ll earn course credit while making memories to last a lifetime.

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Careers in Acting
  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Film and theatre production
  • Playwrights
  • Screenwriters

Faculty Profiles

Lloyd Arnett, PhD

Associate Professor of Theatre

Craig Erickson, MFA

Instructor in Theatre

Jennifer Hare, BA

Production Manager / Technical Director

Angela Konrad, MFA

Chair and Professor, SAMC Theatre

Michelle Lieffertz, MFA

Instructor in Theatre

Kate Muchmore Woo, MFA, MA

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Kerri Norris, MFA

Instructor in Theatre