Aug 15, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021

The Degree of MA (Drama) [Graduate]


Program Requirements


The Department offers a thesis-based and a course-based MA.

Thesis-based MA


Students are required to complete a minimum of ★24 in coursework and a thesis.

Elective courses (★15)


  • Five 500 or 600-level DRAMA courses
  • Students can take ONE DRAMA 605  Special Projects option in their program. This course is normally taken in the second year of the program.
  • Graduate courses may be taken from another department or program, with approval.
  • Courses are selected in consultation with the MA Program or Graduate Coordinator

Thesis


  • Registration in 900-level THES. Candidates must present an acceptable thesis and defend it orally.

Course-based MA


Students are required to complete a minimum of ★27 in coursework, and a final research project.

Elective courses (★21)


  • ★12 in graduate-level 500 or 600-level courses in the Department of Drama
  • ★9 in graduate-level courses either from the Department of Drama or another Department within the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Education
  • Course-based students do not normally take DRAMA 605  
  • Courses are selected in consultation with the MA Program or Graduate Coordinator

Final Research Project


  • DRAMA 695 . Students are required to make a public presentation of a major research paper.

Ethics Requirement


For all MA students the FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement  is met by taking DRAMA 601 . Alternatives to this course must be approved by the graduate coordinator.

Language Requirement


Both thesis-based and course-based candidates must demonstrate a reading knowledge of one approved language other than English.

Residence Requirement


There is no full-time residency for the course-based MA degree. The thesis -based MA requires a minimum of three terms in residency.

Length of Program


The thesis-based MA requires three academic terms of coursework and one additional term of thesis-related writing and research. The course-based MA requires one academic year.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.