Degrees & Programs Offered

Undergraduate Degree Programs



Bachelor of Arts (BA)


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.


Cast members rehearse a scene from Theatre UAF's  production of "Nickel and Dimed" in the Salisbury Theatre. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris




Film & Performing Arts majors take a shared core of three classes (Fundamentals of ActingFilm Set Production I, and Introduction to Production Design) and then choose a concentration in either Film or Theatre:




Members of the UAF Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group perform several Inupiaq and Yupik songs during the Indigenous People's Day celebration, Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Wood Center Multi-Level Lounge.
Featured Course

FLPA F361      Advanced Alaska Native Performance      (an)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

In-depth study of Alaska Native theatre techniques and tradition, including traditional dance, song and drumming techniques, mask characterizations and performance application and presentation of a workshop production developed by the students during the semester.



Have you chosen your minor? The very interdisciplinary nature of the College of Liberal Arts means that you have so many options when it comes to tailoring your degree program so that it is just right for you. Here are some minors that students have paired with a B.A. in Film & Performing Arts:



Minor in Film or Performing Arts


Guest lecturer Dave Selle, takes a light reading with his talent for a scene during the 2013 Wintermester cinematography class in the UAF Fine Arts complex. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris
Minor in Film

The minor in film requires 18 credits including Introduction to the Study of Film, Lights, Camera, Audio! and Film Set Production I, as well as an additional 9 credits of department-approved FLPA electives.

The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre performs “As You Like It” in summer of 2014 at the Jack Townshend Point theatre on campus. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta
Minor in Theatre

The minor in theatre consists of 18 credits including Fundamentals of Acting, Dramatic Literature and History and Basic Stagecraft, plus another 8 credits of department-approved FLPA electives.                                                      

Students in Associate Professor Jaunelle Celaire's Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelation of Art, Drama and Music Wintermester course make presentations in a Gruening Building classroom. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris
Minor in Integrated Arts

The integrated arts minor allows students to explore all three arts disciplines offered at UAF: art, film and performing arts, and music. After taking an introductory course in each department, students will then take electives in each discipline.