BFA - Dramatic Arts/BEd

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts/Bachelor of Education

Develop as an artist and drama specialist in the contemporary classroom. The combined degrees take five years to complete and you graduate with two degrees. Your BFA- Dramatic Arts covers the subject you want to teach, while at the heart of the Education degree (BEd) is three professional semesters, which provide experience through supervised placements in schools.

With hands-on experiences in fundamental elements of performance, design and technical theatre, you develop applied skills in every facet of the discipline. Courses in theatre history and theory provide a well-rounded appreciation of theatre’s past, present, and future. Our program includes the flexibility to pursue additional drama topics of your specific interest.

The breadth of our program enables you to share your artistic knowledge in various educational contexts and guide the entire process of producing a play from beginning to end.

What Can I Do With My Major?



Know your calendar year

Remember that program requirements vary depending on the calendar year, which is usually the year of admission to uLethbridge. Therefore requirements may differ from year to year, even within the same major.

For questions about this or changing calendar years speak with an advisor.



Sample Sequencing Plan

Shown below is a sample of courses for your degree.  If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in the time shown.  If you want to alter the sequence, consult with an Academic Advisor

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue or review your Program Planning Guide.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Drama 1000

Drama 2100

Drama 2010

Drama 2310

Drama 2810

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement



Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

Drama 2120

Drama 2130

Drama 2611

One of: Drama 2320/2340/2740/2830, or Drama 2420

One of: Drama 2320/2340/2510/2740, or Drama 2420

Drama 3000/4000-level Elective

Education 2500

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement


Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

Drama 3100

Drama 3600

Drama 3420

Drama 3000/4000-level Elective

One of: Drama 3130/3151

Drama 3000/4000-level Elective

Drama 3000/4000-level Elective

Drama 3000/4000-level Elective

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement


Admission to the Faculty of Education

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Professional Semester I (PS I)

Professional Semester II (PS II)


Year 5, Fall

Year 5, Spring

Professional Semester III (PS III)

Drama 3000/4000-level Elective


Education Foundation course


Education Elective


Education Elective


Education Elective

Elementary Education and Inclusive Education students will reverse the fall and spring terms in Year 5 and complete PS III in the spring.

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue.

Make sure you complete your degree requirements by referring to the Program Planning Guide and the uLethbridge Calendar for program planning and course registration.



Topics Courses

Example: Drama 3821 – Costume Construction

An introduction to the materials, equipment, skills and methods commonly used in theatrical costume construction. The course utilizes a hands on format to develop a thorough knowledge of sewing skills and alteration of patterns or garments. Students will work on a combination of contemporary and period construction techniques.

Prerequisites: Drama 2810 or previous sewing experience.

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A minor is a good way to complement your major, have your interests in another subject area recognized on your official transcript, and expand your employment opportunities. It is an optional component of your degree program that requires a smaller number of courses to complete.

See An Advisor for more information about this.