Carrie Baker is a Professor of Theatre & Film and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and a founding company member of New York City’s Coyote REP. Carrie holds a BA in Theatre and English from Middlebury College and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Carrie teaches acting, voice and speech, movement, and camera acting. Carrie has taught acting at Middlebury College, University of California Irvine, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, Washington Shakespeare Company, and Northfield Mount Hermon School. Carrie serves on Hussian College’s (Los Angeles) Program Advisory Committee and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference’s National Advisory Board.

Nicole Cowans
BA Theatre 2015, University of Alaska Fairbanks
MFA Acting 2018, University of California Irvine

Mentor Video, Department of Theatre & Film , University of Alaska Fairbanks
Recruitment Video, Department of Theatre & Film , University of Alaska Fairbanks

Sample Syllabi

Student Actor MFA/ Conservatory Acceptance

  • University of California Irvine
  • University of Iowa
  • Brandeis University
  • Portland Conservatory
  • Stella Adler Conservatory: New York City
  • East 15: London, England
  • Atlantic Acting School: New York City
  • Naropa University
  • Academy of Live & Performing Arts: Wigan, England
  • Moravian College/ Touchstone Theatre
  • Students received additional acceptance offers from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, University of Missouri Kansas City, Long Island University, National Theatre Institute, Circle in the Square, Actors Studio, and Birmingham School of Acting (London).

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