University of Calgary - School of Creative and Performing Arts

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Education and Drama - Drama concentration (BFA/BEd)

University of Calgary - School of Creative and Performing Arts

Faculty:UCalgary School of Creative and Performing Arts
Field of Study:Art Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,597
Careers:Actors and ComediansDirectors


This five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama Education from the Faculty of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the Werklund School of Education. A minimum of 150 units must be successfully completed.

The BFA (Drama Education) program is a specialized program, which exists only in combination with the BEd. It is designed for students intending either to teach drama in schools or to work as drama specialists with young people or community groups following certification. It provides opportunities for course work in performance creation and other aspects of the theatre, which relate directly to the particular needs of theatre with and for youth and communities.

Join a dynamic and supportive community of peers. Design your own program of study. Combine rigorous artistic creation with advanced academic inquiry.

Drama is one of the oldest yet most immediate and rewarding ways of engaging with the world. Our graduates enter a wide range of professional and vocational careers and make vital contributions to society as artists and scholars in Canada and around the world.

​As a Drama graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as theatre and performance, film and media, education, the cultural sector and the civil service. An Arts degree can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another degree such as law, media design, communications, education and medicine.

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