University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Description The Department offers students access to a range of professional facilities during their studies including performance, workshop, rehearsal and classroom space, libraries, graduate student offices, and access to computers and seminar rooms. Students also have access to the University's Timms Centre for the Arts–a fully equipped, 289-seat-proscenium theatre with a black box second playing space, props shop, production offices, wardrobe, dressing rooms and a green room. The Department of Drama is housed within the University's Fine Arts Building, which offers students the opportunity to study and work from a media room, thrust stage, movement studio, sound studios and design studios. The aim of the MFA programs is to train candidates to a level of competency sufficient to enter the profession. The MA program, essentially research oriented, also offers training in dramaturgy as one of the means by which candidates may be actively involved in the creative pursuits of the Department, and also prepares for further PhD studies.
Website: Drama at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Drama (Dramaturgy, Performance Studies, History, Theory and Criticism); Directing; Theatre Design; and Theatre Voice Pedagogy.
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Official transcripts and a writing sample on a drama-related topic are required. MA (Thesis based): Proposal of study (not binding, students may decide to navigate a different route) MA (Course based): Description of your main study interest

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Last Updated: July 18, 2015