BFA - Dramatic Arts (Performance)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts (Performance)

Explore courses in acting, voice, and movement, and discover a range of performance techniques, including theatre for young audiences, improvisation, and physical theatre.

Our innovative program highlights the connections between performance, directing, and theatre creation, ensuring that you appreciate historic traditions and anticipate future trends. Develop into a versatile artist with a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge, able to pursue opportunities with established theatre organizations and to generate your own creative projects.

Enrich your classroom experiences by performing in our season of exhilarating theatre productions that range in style and scale. Ambitious theatre-focused student clubs provide even more ways to showcase your talents.

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.

Acting & Directing Stream

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Drama 1000

Drama 2100

Drama 2010

Drama 2611

Drama 2810

Two of: Drama 2310, 2320, 2340, 2740

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

 
   

Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

Drama 2120

Drama 2130

Drama 2510

Drama 2420 or 2825

Drama 2420 or Drama 2825

Liberal Education List Requirement

Two of: Drama 2310, 2320, 2340, 2740

Liberal Education List Requirement

 

Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

Drama 3100

Drama 3342

Drama 3130

Drama 3600 or English cognate

Drama 3310

Drama 3765 or Drama 4310

Drama 3320

Drama 4100 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Drama 3420

Drama 4211 or Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Drama 3151

Drama 4420

Drama 3600 or English cognate

Drama 3764 or Drama 4310

Drama 4600 or Elective

Drama 4100 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

Drama 4211 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

Drama 4600 or Elective

Theatre Creation & Directing Stream

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Drama 1000

Drama 2100

Drama 2010

Drama 2611

Drama 2810

Two of: Drama 2310, 2320, 2340, 2740

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

 
   

Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

Drama 2120

Drama 2130

Drama 2510

Drama 2420 or 2825

Drama 2750

Liberal Education List Requirement

Drama 2420 or Drama 2825

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

   

Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

Drama 3100

Drama 3600 or English cognate

Drama 3130

Drama 3765 or Drama 4740

Drama 3420

Drama 4100 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Drama 3740

Drama 4211 or Elective

Elective

Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Drama 3151

Drama 4420

Drama 3770

Drama 4600

Drama 3600 or English cognate

Drama 3765 or Drama 4740

Drama Elective

Drama 4100 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

Drama 4211 or Elective

Acting & Theatre Creation Stream

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Drama 1000

Drama 2100

Drama 2010

Drama 2611

Drama 2810

Two of: Drama 2310, 2320, 2340, 2740

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

 
   

Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

Drama 2120

Drama 2130

Drama 2510

Drama 2420

Drama 2750

Liberal Education List Requirement

Two of: Drama 2310, 2320, 2340, 2740

Liberal Education List Requirement

 

Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

Drama 3100

Drama 3342

Drama 3130

Drama 3750 or Drama 4100

Drama 3310

Drama 3600 or English cognate

Drama 3420

Drama 4211 or Elective

Drama 3740

Drama 4310 or Drama 4740

   

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Drama 3770

Drama 3750 or Drama 4100

Drama 3151 or Elective

Drama 4310 or Drama 4740

Drama 3600 or English cognate

Drama 4600 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Drama 4600 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

Elective

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 3850 – Dramaturgy

A study of research and criticism as tools within the theatrical production process. The course will explore the role of the Dramaturg as a distinct theatrical artist, as well as the utility of dramaturgical skills like historical research and critical writing for directors, designers, playwrights, actors, and other members of a theatre company.

Prerequisite: Drama 2130

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Minors

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.