Barnet Midsummer

BA Drama

Pursue Your Passion. Discover Your Niche.

There’s a rush you get from live theatre and it’s pulsing through your veins. Whether you’re waiting in the wings for your entrance, calling cues on the head set or watching, perched on the edge of your seat - you feel a magnetic charge in the air. If you love creating theatre, the BA (Bachelor of Arts) Drama program is for you!

Throughout this four-year degree program you will combine theory and practice while engaging in the many aspects of the theatrical process. The flexibility of the BA program will allow you to build your own degree, and concentrate your theatre courses in the areas that most interest you.

Our BA Drama Program Is Unique

  • The BA Drama program here at the U of A has a strong focus on performer-created theatre. That means we emphasize the creation of theatre, as well as the interpretation of theatre.  It’s the difference between performing a script that was written by someone else or performing a work that was born out of one’s own creative process.

 Within a well-rounded liberal arts setting you can:

  • Deepen your performance skills in acting, physical theatre, clowning and improvisation and collective creation.
  • Explore playwriting, production and design.
  • Take the helm as a director.
  • Critically analyze the theory behind the power of theatre.
  • Pursue your own independent project course in research and/or practice.
  • Put community-based social action theatre to work for a real community project to make a difference.

  • Go beyond the practical skills of performance and critically analyze the theory behind the power of theatre – how and why does live performance move audiences?

  • You’ll learn how to create your own work and your own theatre companies, develop new plays, use theatre in community-based projects, and engage in critical research.

  • You will have the opportunity to pursue cultural exchange with a German university (LMU) and take course work at the Faculty of Arts campus in Cortona, Italy.

Kyle Ireland
Fine Arts Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.8840

Jane Heather, BA Program Coordinator
Phone: 780.492.8721

How to Apply and Admission Requirements

Application to the BA Drama major program is a 1-step process. Apply directly to the U of A by May 1, meet the academic requirements, and you are in! No audition or additional materials are required.

Courses and Planning Your Schedule

Download the BA Drama Course List to see degree requirements, core and option courses, and how to plan your Year 1 timetable.


Important Dates and Information

Meet some of the 2015 Drama Majors!



Scholarships and Awards

Financial Assistance



Why Choose Drama at the U of A? 

Drama Alumni 

Office of the Registrar and Student Awards – Visit their homepage, a good resource for all prospective students!



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