Dramatic Arts (BA)

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  • Bachelor of Arts - Dramatic Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Arts)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Arts)/Bachelor of Management


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Our rigorous program of hands-on theatre experiences will enable you to refine your artistic techniques and develop creativity, confidence, and discipline that will serve you for a lifetime. Courses in theatre history and theory provide a comprehensive understanding of drama’s essential role in society.

Why Performance at uLethbridge?

Your program allows you to focus your attention on performance and technical/design courses, understand and appreciate dramatic arts from around the world and immerse yourself in the study of culture and creativity. Compliment your studies with courses from art, humanities, sciences and social sciences

Customize your BA (Dramatic Arts)

  • The BA (Dramatic Arts) allows for minors and a higher number of non-major courses then a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts.
  • If you are interested in both art and science, a BA & BSc (Dramatic Arts) allows for double majors: one in art and one in the sciences
  • Combine your love of drama with a management degree from the Dhillon School of Business if your goal is to influence business operations in the cultural sector

You will also have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies, as well as volunteer opportunities.


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.

Audition Act Devise Direct: Dramatic Arts (Performance) at uLethbridge

Drama Department Dhillon School of Business

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 PhD levels.

Find more information about careers opportunities.

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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For Dramatic Arts (BA)

Let us help you understand your tuition and fees for your first year at the University of Lethbridge.

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

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Sample classes

Drama Courses
Management courses

Additional information

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

  • 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

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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.

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