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.

Facilities & Spaces

  • University Theatre, 450-seat with proscenium arch
  • David Spinks Theatre, flexible black box
  • Rehearsal studios
  • Scene shop for set construction
  • Properties shop for props design and construction
  • Costume shop and costume lab
  • Design Studio


When I came to the U of L, my professors flipped my idea of what theatre was on its head. They helped me realize a career in the arts was something I wanted to pursue and that I could do that if I worked for it. Diversity is key to a good education and my education at the U of L has been diverse. Drama inspires confidence, empathy, lateral thinking, good work ethics, and problem-solving skills under pressure. Qualities like that are valuable in any workplace and give me personal fulfillment, too.”

- Michael Rolfe • BFA – Dramatic Arts (Performance)



The Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic Arts) offers a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Drama. Students with approved 2-year diplomas complete a minimum of 20 courses, including a minimum of 12 in Drama. Students with approved 3-year diplomas complete a minimum of 15 courses including a minimum of 8 in Drama. The diploma is recognized as a block of transfer and each program is individually tailored based on the content of the diploma.

For more information contact Fine Arts Advising.

Application Info

Find more information on the Faculty of Fine Arts requirements for admissions:

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Program Planning Guides

The program planning guides outline the required courses foryour specific degree and major, and provide a sample sequence of courses to help you plan.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts
Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts (After a two-year diploma)
Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts (After a three-year diploma)


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