Master of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts

Master of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts

Building on our reputation for excellent undergraduate education in the areas of design, performance, technical production, and theatre history/theory, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dramatic Arts offers students the opportunity to join a dynamic community of artists, designers, and scholars. The program’s limited enrollment provides high caliber students with exceptional opportunities to pursue excellence in an area of their interest, including traditional theatre disciplines, as well as innovative and interdisciplinary artistic projects. The MFA in Dramatic Arts degree is a two-year full-time studio program of applied and academic study. The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing competitive financial support to all graduate students.

Located in the U of L Centre for the Arts, the Department of Drama produces a robust season of mainstage productions, a student-run season of studio productions, and numerous other theatre events. The Department’s activities are supported by its outstanding theatre facilities, shops, and studios. A comprehensive university with solid undergraduate and growing graduate programs located a short drive from Calgary, the United States border, and the Canadian Rockies in the prosperous and culturally active city of Lethbridge, the U of L is committed to creativity, inquiry, and discovery. It values and supports research, scholarship, and creative work, and encourages students at all levels to become involved.

For more information, including admission requirements and tuition, visit the School of Graduate Studies (, or contact the graduate coordinator, Gail Hanrahan (

Areas of Study

Applications for the upcoming term will have available supervisors in the following areas:

  • Devised Theatre
  • Queer Theatre Studies
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre Design

Our unique MFA is flexible and self-directed. Other areas of study and combinations are also possible and will be determined by the student's interest.

Application Deadline

February 1 for intake to the Fall semester

School of Graduate Studies

Policies & Procedures

Graduate Calendar