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Message from the Chair

The future is community. Drama at University of Alberta has been a part of the national theatre community for 78 years beginning as a division and offering the country’s first BFA Acting, Design, Directing, and Playwriting. We have grown into one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive Departments of Drama with 11 distinct programs of study. Studio Theatre productions have been part of the Edmonton theatre community since 1949, when there wasn't any professional theatre in town and the only available venue was a post WWII quonset used to house returning veteran students. Drama at University of Alberta enriches our campus community with dozens of performances every year. Our Alumni are engaged around the globe building arts communities and shaping the world.

Welcome to Drama at the University of Alberta. We investigate, collaborate, and create community. Come be with us as we embrace difference, celebrate all abilities, look for ways to create sustainable solutions to a world full of challenges.

April Viczko
Chair, Department of Drama
Professor, Theatre Design


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The University of Alberta Department of Drama is committed to practical training and research into the nature of theatre itself.

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