Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Description: This four-year conservatory training program provides in-depth study in the three areas of theatre design: costume, lighting, and set design. You’ll be assigned to productions in your first year and throughout the program, gaining practical experience while also taking theoretical and traditional coursework. Entrance to the program is competitive, with only 6 spots in each incoming class. You must submit a portfolio and meet the academic requirements to be offered a spot in the program.

The Drama major, taken as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree, studies the way theatre creates cultural, social, and political meaning with the help of a faculty of experts who are professionals in their field. You will be exposed to every aspect of the theatrical process, including courses in acting, directing, and playwriting, while combining theory and practice through hands-on projects. Our superior classroom and theatre facilities support our dynamic learning environment. In Drama you will be provided the opportunity to learn from local experts from the Edmonton theatre community and to participate in rewarding faculty research projects.

URL: Drama – Design at University of Alberta
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,034

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Careers: Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 Visual Arts or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics
  • 3 of Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics or Grade12 Science

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

For a BFA (Drama) in Design, a portfolio, a letter of intent and three letters of reference are required for admission. Deadline for submission of additional materials is April 1.