Matthew Schmidli

Assistant Professor of Film Arts and Acting
College of Arts and Sciences
Arrupe Hall 333

Additional Positions 

Film Arts and Theatre Program Director


M.F.A. Acting , Purdue University
B.A. Theatre, UMKC

Professional Licensures and Certifications 

Certificate in Cinematography , Vancouver Film School - 2023
Certificate in Filmmaking, MET Film School - London - 2019
SAG-AFTRA, Screen Actors Guild - 2019
Scholarship - Overview and Guidelines , - 2017
AEA Actor, Actor's Equity Association - 2017


Matthew Schmidli is a SAG-AFTRA and AEA actor, director, filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright from Kansas City, Missouri. Though he currently works mainly in television series and in national and regional commercials, Matthew’s roots can be found on the stage. He performed for the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre from 2013-2017 and worked with the Kansas City Actor’s Theatre, The Unicorn, Spinning Tree, The Coterie, The Living Room KC, KC Fringe, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.