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.
Film & Performing Arts majors take a shared core of three classes (Fundamentals of Acting, Film Set Production I, and Introduction to Production Design) and then choose a concentration in either Film or Theatre:
FLPA F361 Advanced Alaska Native Performance (an)
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
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 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.
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.