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Act. Education. Opportunity.

UWG's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Acting, will give you the intensive training needed to open doors as a professional actor.

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  • 120 credit hours
  • Many opportunities to act in our productions
  • Individualized coaching
  • Direct connections to a booming local film and television industry
  • Student assistantships available

become part of a growing industry

Did you know that there are more career opportunities for students graduating with an acting concentration than ever before, especially right here in Georgia? The Atlanta area now produces more film and television than Hollywood, and Atlanta's nationally-recognized theater productions are Tony-awarding winning. Now is the time to follow your passion. Our dedicated faculty are experts who will not only help develop your acting potential but also assist in connecting you with professionals in the screen and stage industries and beyond.

Find Your Dream Job

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Find Your Dream Job

The B.F.A. in acting prepares you to become a professional actor in addition to acting-related career paths in a variety of fields:

  • Stage, film, television, and web series acting
  • Professional speaking and hosting/emceeing
  • Acting, vocal, and dialect coaching
  • Voice over work and audio book reading
  • Theatre teaching in P-12

A Community of Actors

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A Community of Actors

As an acting student, you become part of our UWG Theatre Company, which puts on five-to-six major productions a year, including musicals, dramas, and comedies for campus and community. You will perform at UWG's Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, with a 455-seat mainstage and intimate black box, and practice in our specialized acting studio, featuring a sprung floor and a restored proscenium arched stage.

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Proven Success


Proven Success

Our alumni have worked and are working on Broadway; in local/regional theatre, including The Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, and Georgia Ensemble Theatre; and in film and television. They are finding roles in major productions, such as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Broadway) and Step Up: High Water (YouTube/Starz), to name just a few.

Alumni Story

Terrence Smith

"I remember signing with my agent, and one of the first things he said to me was that they were looking for actors with more of a theatre background. I couldn't help but be so grateful for my degree from UWG and everything I'd learned from the theatre program."

– Terrence Smith '14, theatre teacher and actor, whose recent work includes starring as Adam, Celie's son, in the Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg-produced film, The Color Purple

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Administrative Support: Kimberley Brooks

(678) 839-0657 

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Location: Martha Munro Building

Main Office: Boyd Building 208