BFA Technical Theatre Stage Management

The only comprehensive university stage management program in Canada.


  • Large number of stage management practicums at a variety of levels
  • Large number of  classes in stage management
  • Depth of interaction with theatre professionals, staff,  faculty, graduate and undergraduate students

You will learn:

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration skills
  • Artistic skills
  • Managerial tools
  • Operation of backstage, onstage and rehearsal rooms
  • Rehearsal documentation
  • Performance calling
  • Integration of all technical elements
  • Preparation to enter the theatre world as a professional stage manager

The intensive training in this program is recognized by industry professionals, including Canadian Actor’s Equity Association. Upon graduation, you will be awarded a credit towards the apprenticeship credits required to become a full Equity member.

* The BFA in Technical Theatre was recognized by MacLean's magazine as a "Standout" program at the University of Alberta (Nov. 2016).