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University of Alberta - Department of Drama

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Whether you want to perform at centre stage, create the magic behind the scenes, develop your skills as a critic or take your professional theatre career to the next dramatic level, the University of Alberta's Department of Drama is the place to explore your potential, broaden your imagination and master your craft. Since its inception in the 1940s, the Department of Drama has been a visionary leader in Canadian theatre, indisputably ranked throughout its history as among the foremost professional theatre programs in Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Undergraduate programs: BA Drama major or minor BA Drama honors BFA in Technical Theatre Production BFA in Technical Theatre Stage Management BFA in Theatre Design BFA in Acting (3 years plus one pre-professional year of university/college study) Graduate programs: MA Drama (Performance Studies, Production Dramaturgy, New Play Development, Theatre History, Theory and Criticism) MFA in Directing MFA in Theatre Design (total production design: lighting, sets, costumes) MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy MFA in Theatre Practice (new flexible specializations)


The Department of Drama features first-rate, professional facilities for students and faculty to pursue creative projects in a variety of theatre and design spaces. The Timms Centre for the Arts, a state-of-the-art facility, contains a 289-seat proscenium theatre, flexible second playing space, and exceptional support facilities (costume, props, and set workshops and collections, production offices, dressing rooms, rehearsal hall, graduate office, seminar room, and green room). All spaces are designed to facilitate teaching, research and creativity.

Modified on August 15, 2016