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The MFA in Drama lives within the dynamic School of Creative and Performing Arts. Applicants can specialize in Design/Technical, Directing, Playwriting, or Theatre Studies. In each of these areas, students receive expert instruction and supervision from some of Canada’s most recognized scholars, artists, and artist/scholars. Students enjoy high levels of agency within a carefully structured framework as they determine their individual program designs and thesis subjects. The program complements discipline-specific preparation with unique opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction and experience within the School. Graduate students often engage with our performance season and our festival of student work, which supports a wide range of audience relationships. Facilities include graduate student offices, design and costume shops, three thoroughly equipped and staffed theatre spaces (ranging from 150 through 500 seats), and a fourth studio theatre dedicated to faculty and graduate student research.


  • Directing
  • Design/Technical
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre Studies

Outcomes and next steps

Director, Playwright, Devisor, Interdisciplinary Performance or Mixed Media Creator, Speech Writer, Critic, Dramaturg, Literary or Arts manager, Public Servant, Scholar, Instructor, Artistic or Technical Director, Curator, Monologist, Solo Performer, Theatre, Exhibit or Event Designer, Scenographer.

A master’s degree in drama will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Completion requirements

Core Course

Methods in Theatre Research.

Thesis - Directing

Consists of directing of a full length play and submission of a supporting paper.

Thesis - Playwriting

Consists of a full-length play and a supporting paper.

Additional Courses

Depending on specialization, students take courses on directing, design/technical, playwriting and/or theatre studies.

Thesis - Design/Technical

Consists of design of a full-length production in two of scene, costume, light and/or sound, and a supporting paper.

Thesis - Theatre Studies

Consists of a substantial scholarly research paper that may be informed by a creative performance project.

Các ngành học

  • Theatre Studies
  • Design/Technical
  • Directing
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Faculty of Arts

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Học phí
CAN $12,695 Program fee for first 12 months of study; International Continuing Fee: CAN $3,693; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Ngày bắt đầu

Dự kiến Tháng Chín 2021

Địa điểm

Faculty of Arts

Social Sciences Building, Room 102,

618 Campus Place NW,


Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Yêu cầu đầu vào

Dành cho sinh viên quốc tế

Students must have minimum education Baccalaureate degree with a major emphasis in the study of drama, with study in the proposed area of specialization.

GPA: A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based).
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • PTE score of 59, or higher (Academic version)
  • By successfully completing Tier 3 of the University of Calgary's International Foundations Program

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