Mission / Vision Statement

Who we are:

The Department of Drama fosters bold artistic experimentation and innovative critical discourse that respects tradition while pushing against the limitations of form.

We value:

  • Rigorous academic standards and interdisciplinary investigation.
  • Process and product.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and as well as fostering collaboration across disciplines and modes of conception.

We intend:

  • To serve as leaders in the pedagogy, practice, and scholarship of theatre.
  • To shape a rich and lasting local, regional, national, and global arts community.
  • To create and partake in urgent public conversations.
  • To advance respectful and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

What we do:

The Department of Drama at the University of Alberta provides a dynamic learning environment through professional practice, liberal arts study, and graduate scholarship. We offer diverse and inclusive avenues of artistic inquiry supported by collaborative interplay among programs.