About Drama


Why Choose Drama at UAlberta? We are what you need

A Place for Professionals:

The presence of professional faculty and guest artists creates a rich mix of teaching, research, and professional practice that students engage with.

Individualized Interaction:

Small class sizes allow for maximum contact between students and professors and encourage collaboration between students.

  • 12-14 actors in the BFA Acting program in each year.
  • BFA in Drama (Production) with 3 routes: Design, Stage Management, Technical Production with a maximum of 18 spots in each year.
  • Highly competitive MFA programs with only 2 to 3 students in each area.
  • 6 spots in the MA program in each year.
  • BA Drama Studio courses are “capped” to ensure high quality student experience.

Interplay with other programs and the Professional Theatre Community:

A lively interplay between our 7 undergraduate programs and 6 graduate programs enriches the UAlberta student experience beyond the scope of any one program, offering a broad exposure to all aspects of theatre.

The departments engagement with local theatres offers many opportunities. 

High-End Facilities:

  • A wide range of resources support student work.
  • 4 diverse theatres: 300-seat proscenium (Timms Centre for the Arts mainstage)
  • flexible Timms black box (Second Playing Space)
  • thrust (Corner Stage) in the Fine Arts Building (FAB)
  • a black box (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre) (FAB)
  • studio and rehearsal rooms
  • access to exceptional wardrobe and props collections
  • lighting and tracking systems, video and sound equipment, sound booths