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FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCE

DRAMATIC ARTS (ARTS & SCIENCE)

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts - Dramatic Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science

Intake: 

Fall & Spring

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

Through our rigorous program of hands-on theatre experiences, you refine your artistic techniques and develop lifelong skills such as creativity, confidence, and discipline. Courses in theatre history and theory provide a comprehensive understanding of drama’s essential role in society.

If you are interested in drama and another subject area, a BA allows you to explore all your educational interests with more flexible degree options that allow more sciences, social sciences and humanities, while still focussing on drama.  

Build your program around your diverse interests across art, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Your program allows you to focus your attention on performance and technical/design courses as you come to understand and appreciate dramatic arts from around the world and immerse yourself in the study and the conversations about culture and creativity. Compliment your studies with courses outside your area of focus to achieve the goals you have set out for your future endeavours.

The BA (Dramatic Arts) allows for minors and a higher number of non-major courses then a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts.  The BA & BSc (Dramatic Arts) allows for double majors within both art and another field in the sciences. 

You can also combine your love of drama with the Dhillion School of Business management degree to make a business impact in the cultural sector.

Have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the university, at both the undergrad and grad level.

Performances

Participate in a dynamic season of theatre activities, including Mainstage productions supervised by professors, the student-run TheatreXtra series, and an array of practical workshops, play readings, public forums, and special events.

Connect with your Faculties

Find out more about the Drama Department and what it is like. Find out more about the Dhillon School of Business.

Degree Length

4 Years (single degree)
5 Years (combined degrees)

Fine Arts Additional Admissions Requirements

Not Required for First ye

Spaces
  • University Theatre – 450-seat proscenium theatre
  • David Spinks Theatre – configurable black box
  • Performance lab, rehearsal studios, greenroom, and dressing rooms
  • Scenic, lighting, and costume design studios
  • Scene & Properties shop with industrial, power, and hand tools
  • Costume labs
  • Dye and craft room
  • Electrics area

Find out more about our spaces and technology.

Related Degree Options

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts (Performance)
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts (Technical/Design)
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts /Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Arts) /Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Arts) or Bachelor of Arts & Science (Dramatic Arts)

Student Testimonials

"The Drama Department has really great professors who are always willing to help and give advice outside of class time and opened my eyes to new perspectives and opportunities." - Brianna Diodati

Check out what alumni are saying about your program.

Productions

Mainstage 18/19 Season

inVISIBLE (Too)
Oct. 9 - 13

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
Nov. 6 - 10

Alice: A devised adaptation of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland
Feb. 12 - 16

DADA DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING: An Avant-garde Cabaret
Mar. 12 - 16

Fine Arts Scholarships & Awards

Find monetary support as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts – both as a future student and continuing.

 

 


Possible Careers

  • Actor
  • Acting Coach
  • Costume Designer
  • Theatre Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Scriptwriting
  • Technical Directing
  • Casting
  • Teaching/Coaching

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or Ph.D. level.

Find more information about careers opportunities.

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