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

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

Suggested areas of concentration for theatre practice may include but are not limited to Choreography, Community-based Theatre, Dramaturgy, Interdisciplinary Theatre, Performance, Performance/Creation, Physical Theatre, Playwriting/Adaptation/Translation, Popular Theatre, Production Management, or Technical Theatre

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.

Coursework (★33)

  • Required courses depend on the area of concentration and professional goals of the student.
  • Courses will be selected in consultation with the MFA Theatre Practice or Grad Coordinator.


  • Registration in 900-level THES. The thesis-equivalent will be presented in performance and will be accompanied by a written document.
  • For program completion and convocation, there is no requirement to submit the thesis-equivalent to FGSR.

Ethics Requirement

For MFA Theatre Practice 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 Theatre Practice, 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.