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

The Degree of MFA with a specialization in Directing (Drama) [Graduate]

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of ★33 in coursework, and a thesis-equivalent consisting of a creative project presented in performance, accompanied by a supporting document.

Elective courses (★18)

  • Six graduate courses selected in consultation with the Directing Coordinator
  • Courses may include graduate courses from any area of the Department of Drama, special topics seminars, graduate courses from another department, or DRAMA 605  or DRAMA 606  - Special Projects


  • Registration in 900-level THES. The thesis-equivalent will be a full-length production, normally produced within the Studio Theatre season, and a written document about that work. An oral defense will be held after the production.
  • For program completion and convocation, there is no requirement to submit the thesis-equivalent to FGSR.

Ethics Requirement

For MFA Directing 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.

Residence Requirement

For the MFA Directing, the minimum period of residency is two years.

Length of Program

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