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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts (Performance)

Intake: 

Fall

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

Through our rigorous program of hands-on theatre experiences, you'll refine 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.

This innovative program highlights the connections between performance, directing, and devised theatre, ensuring appreciation for historic traditions and anticipating future trends. Explore courses in acting, voice, and movement, and discover a range of performance techniques, including theatre for young audiences, improvisation, and physical theatre. Enrich your classroom experiences by performing in a season of exhilarating theatre productions that range in style and scale.

You 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 undergraduate and graduate 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.

Find out more about the Drama Department and what it is like.

Degree Length

4 Years

Fine Arts Additional Admissions Requirements

Not Required for First year students.

Transfer and Post-Diploma students have additional requirements.

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 (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)
Bachelor of Arts (Dramatic Arts)/Bachelor of Management

Student Testimonials

"Theatre provokes people to care. As artists, it is our job to create content that helps people see things in a new perspective, to raise awareness, and teach empathy. This is achieved by helping people feel in every send of the word. Tomson Highway once wrote “war starts when two parties haven’t taken the time to learn each other’s tongues”. Theatre, and art in general, makes this possible by helping people understand each other in a significant way. Through theatre we can learn what it means to be human." - Marshall Vielle

Check out what alumni are saying about your program.

Productions

 

Mainstage 19/20 Season

A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
Oct. 8-12, 2019

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
Nov. 5-9, 2019

Blood: A Scientific Romance by Meg Braem
Feb. 11-15, 2020

In Tongues by James Wade
Mar. 17-21, 2020

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

  • Acting
  • Stage Directing
  • Artistic Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design
  • Costume Design
  • Playwright
  • Makeup Artistry
  • 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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