Drama - Performance (BFA)

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Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts (Performance)


  • 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.

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

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 levels.


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.

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Why Performance at uLethbridge?


Drama Department

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 PhD levels.

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"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

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Additional information

None - changes to portfolio requirements for Fall 2021 entry.

Notes: Enrolment in specific third year drama courses may require a successful audition or interview. Post-diploma students should contact Fine Arts Advising for more information.

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  • 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.