University of Calgary - School of Creative and Performing Arts - Graduate Programs

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Master of Fine Arts in Drama - MFA

University of Calgary - School of Creative and Performing Arts - Graduate Programs

Faculty:University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts, School of Creative and Performing Arts
Field of Study:Acting
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Voice and Opera
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Costume Design
Musical Theatre
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,533

Cost is annual and does not include fees.

Careers:Musicians and SingersActors and ComediansArtists


Specialize in directing, playwriting, design/technical, theatre studies and our newest program Interdisciplinary Creation and Research. Receive expert instruction and supervision from some of Canada’s most recognized scholars and artists.

Pursue independent research guided by a supervisor who shares your research interests. If you want to advance your knowledge or expand your expertise in a specific field or research area, our thesis-based programs are for you.

Application to each specialization will require the following additional documents, that you can submit through the Student Centre website after application.

  • Directing: a selected portfolio that may include reviews, photographs and/or video clips (optional)
  • Playwriting: samples of dramatic text
  • Design/Technical: a portfolio with design work, drawings, production photographs, reviews, etc.
  • Theatre Studies: samples of scholarly writing
  • Interdisciplinary Creation and Research: a portfolio of original work and a writing sample

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