Film and Performing Arts
Bachelor's Degree Program
Shine on stage, in front of the camera or behind the scenes in our film and performing arts program. Our versatile film and theatre degree features different tracks, including theatre, acting and directing, as well as numerous opportunities for hands-on experience and a unique focus on Indigenous filmmaking.
Work on professional film sets. Star in main-stage productions. Collaborate with experienced professors and community theatre members.
You’ll graduate prepared to succeed professionally in the film and theatre industries, pursue graduate study or become a media or theatre artist.
What Is Film and Performing Arts?
Film and performing arts is the study of the history, theory and technologies of cinema, new media and theatre.
If you have a passion for performing or creating, a film and theatre degree is the path for you.
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Why Study Film and Performing Arts at UAF?
As a film and theatre major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll access performing spaces, gain professional experiences and have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the industry, from performance to production design to filmmaking. Our program also places an emphasis on the cultures, lifestyles and environments of Alaska, giving you a unique perspective. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in film and performing arts at UAF.
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What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Performing Arts?
Film and theatre majors are prepared for careers in media and performing arts industries, including as stage managers, directors, producers, actors and teachers. Many graduates pursue graduate study or become media or theatre artists.
Requirements for a Film and Performing Arts Degree
The film and performing arts bachelor’s degree helps develop students’ original, creative and critical thinking to master technical or dramatic skills, with a particular emphasis on the cultures, lifestyles and environments of Alaska and the North. Students take a shared group of classes in performance, production design and filmmaking, and then choose either a film or theatre concentration.
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