Drama - Technical/Design (BFA)

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

Campus

  • Lethbridge

Intake

Fall

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 design and technical production, ensuring appreciation for historic traditions and anticipating future trends.

Explore courses in all manner of technical theatre while gaining a range of skills and learning techniques in scenery, lighting, sound, costuming, stage management, and safety. Enrich your classroom experiences by working behind the scenes in a season of exhilarating diverse theatre productions that range in style and scale.

Work-Integrated Learning
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, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Productions
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.

Internship Opportunities
Expand your experiences and gain new perspectives beyond the classroom. Learn more

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

Find more information about careers opportunities.

Admission requirements

General-ALL-ALL

​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

"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

Learn more

Participate and get involved 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.