Drama Requirements

The performing arts offer more than fun in education. Subjects like drama create such rich and diverse opportunities for learning Inclusion and motivation and can change the course of a child’s education in the most positive and fulfilling way. We believe that this enrichment flows from teachers who make this kind of learning possible. This is why we accept only the finest potential drama teachers into our program.

Drama Education Degree at the University of Lethbridge

If you dream of becoming a drama teacher, there are several excellent options designed to bring you closer to your goal

If You Already Have a Degree

If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Drama, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in some area of the Dramatic Arts. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.

At the time of admission, the nature of the applicant's degree is examined, and a program is planned and approved by the Faculty of Education. If the approved degree contains the necessary components, including a completed teaching major, both certification and B. Ed. requirements may be met upon completion of 20 courses in Education.

See program overview for the After Degree Program

See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide

Combined Degrees -- B.A / B.Ed

The Bachelor of Arts in combination with a B.Ed. is a program that allows students to learn about theatre history, theory and criticism, performance and production, as well as participate in the excitement of live theatre. Besides the Drama courses, you will also take a diversity of other courses outside your major. For that reason, it is probably the best choice for students who wish to teach at an elementary level, where you will be expected to teach a broader range of subjects.

Combined Degrees -- B.F.A / B.Ed

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in combination with a B.Ed. is ideal for those wishing to teach at the secondary level since it allows for more Drama courses. This program typically includes 21 or more Drama courses in a creative milieu that includes a dedicated faculty and superb facilities. You'll learn about theatre history, theory and criticism, performance and production, as well as participate in the excitement of live theatre through the department's series of major productions.

Completing the B.F.A./B.Ed. gives you the flexibility to work in the education field or in a drama-related industry. Or you may enter directly into a graduate program in your Fine Arts discipline.

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program

See the Combined Degrees Program Planning Guides

B.Ed. (Drama Education) After Degree Program:

If you already have a degree in Drama and would like to complete a Bachelor of Education, you will need to have your degree reviewed and approved by the Faculty of Education before you can be accepted into the program.

B.A./B.Ed. (Combined Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education):

(link to BA/BEd Drama PPG and or info)

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • theatre history
  • theory and criticism
  • performance and production

You’ll also have the chance to participate in many aspects of live theatre through the department’s series major productions. You can also benefit from a diversity of other courses outside of Drama. For that reason, this combined degree program is probably the best choice for you if you are hoping to teach at an elementary level, where you will likely be teaching a broader range of subjects. B.F.A./B.Ed. (Combined Degrees Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and Bachelor of Education).

This is your chance to immerse yourself deeply in Drama courses and opportunities offered by the outstanding Drama program at the University of Lethbridge. Choosing a B.F.A./B.Ed. as your route to becoming a Drama teacher allows you to spend more time in a creative milieu that includes a dedicated faculty, staff and superb facilities You will have the opportunity to take 21 or more Drama classes in:

  • theatre history
  • theory and criticism
  • performance and production

You can also participate many aspects of live theatre through various major productions. This combined degree gives you the flexibility to work in the education field or in a drama-related industry. You could also enter directly into a graduate program in your Fine Arts discipline.

Special Admission Requirements and Interview Dates

In order to be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Education, students with a major in drama (either B.F.A or B.A.) must:

  1. submit a resume/portfolio which details their work in Drama.
  2. successfully complete an interview with faculty members from the University of Lethbridge. The interview will centre around the portfolio and examine the student's experience and interest in both Drama and Education.
  3. complete a short (max. 4 minutes) presentation/audition piece. Students may choose from an assortment of creative areas that will highlight their own area of interest.

Interviews are held as early as March, April or May, and candidates are urged to complete this requirement as early as possible. Portfolios must be submitted 48 hours in advance of the interview/audition.

For more information on the Drama Majors Portfolio/Interview, please look here:  Drama info 2014.pdf

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