Drama - Technical/Design (BFA)

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Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts (Technical/Design)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

Through our rigorous program of hands-on theatre experiences, 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.

Light Design Build Stage: Dramatic Arts (Tech/Design) at uLethbridge

Our innovative program highlights the connections between performance, directing and devised (collaborative and improvised) 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.

Drama Department

Possible careers

  • Artistic Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design
  • Costume Design
  • Playwright
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Scriptwriting
  • Technical Directing
  • Stage 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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"You have the opportunity to learn so much by being involved in productions. Work on as many as possible. Even after completing all of your credits, the experience of a production will provide so many enriched learning experiences." - Laura Cheverie

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Additional information

  • 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.