The partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Guthrie Theater offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in acting. Our innovative curriculum combines outstanding academics from the University of Minnesota with the artistic vision of the internationally renowned Guthrie Theater.
You’ll receive incredible actor training within a full liberal arts curriculum and enjoy professional exposure to the Guthrie. In 2006, the Guthrie opened a new multistage theater center and continues to thrive as one of the world’s finest theatre companies.
Enrollment is limited to 20 actors each year. We’re looking for exceptional students who are serious about acting and have curiosity and passion for learning. Throughout the audition process, we are looking for a particular kind of student: raw talent rather than slick polish. We are looking for passion. Students with a love of literature and history, rather than dreams of fame and fortune. A sense of humor. A willingness to take risks. A willingness to fail.
- STUDY ABROAD IN LONDON: Fall semester of the Junior year at the Globe Theatre in London
- Current and former students regularly cast in Guthrie Productions, and productions across the Twin Cities
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: Top ten best cities in the country. Exciting arts scene. Major league sports. Beautiful lakes and parks. Over 60 theatre companies.
- University of Minnesota: Big Ten. Academic prestige. Renowned faculty.