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

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

Program Requirements

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

Coursework (★33)

  • Required courses will include practical experience in all elements of voice production, speech facility, dialect, and text interpretation in the context of theatre and public speaking
  • Studies in the medical side of voice with selected courses in Speech Pathology and Audiology through the U of A's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department
  • Courses will be selected in consultation with the MFA Voice or Grad Coordinator.


  • Registration in 900-level THES. The thesis-equivalent will consist of preparation and execution of a major vocal coaching assignment.
  • For program completion and convocation, there is no requirement to submit the thesis-equivalent to FGSR.

Ethics Requirement

For MFA Theatre Voice Pedagogy 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

MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy candidates require a minimum period of residence of 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