BA Honors (Drama)
Just can’t get enough Drama? The BA (Bachelor of Arts) Honors Drama program offers the exceptional student an opportunity for intensive study in theatre history, critical theory and the creative components of theatre art.
Through your research, analysis and the process of writing an honors essay, you will acquire an excellent foundation for further training as a theatre scholar, critic, dramaturge or director.
BA Honors (Drama) students are encouraged to bridge the gap between theory and practice in a variety of innovative ways that include:
• Individual and group projects to foster discovery and personal growth
• Small classes and seminars to develop interpretation skills and to challenge you to apply your knowledge in the acting, directing and design studios
• Participation in an annual colloquium to publicly present your research projects
This is a four-year program, with students first completing two years as a BA Drama Major student, followed by two years as an Honors student.
Fine Arts Recruitment Coordinator
Piet Defraeye, BA Honors Program Coordinator
How To Apply
There is no admission directly from high school into the BA Honors (Drama) program. Entrance ordinarily takes place at the end of the second year of the BA Drama program.
You must have a minimum AGPA of 3.0, with an average of 3.3 or higher in Drama coursework.
Students planning to seek admission to the Honors program should take Drama 103 and 150 in Year 1 and Drama 208, 209, 257 and 279 in Year 2 of the BA Drama program. Students should also speak with the Honors advisor during their second year of study.
See the University of Alberta calendar section 15.2.2 for more information.
Why Choose Drama at the U of A?
Office of the Registrar and Student Awards – Visit their homepage, a good resource for all prospective students!