Oct 02, 2022  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drama [Arts]

Honors in Drama

Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements.

See BA (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

The Honors program offers students an additional opportunity to develop their research and critical skills, and to acquire solid knowledge of theory, while maintaining intensive creative and performative learning. Successful completion of an Honors degree positions students ideally for graduate studies.

Honors in Drama requires a minimum of ★48, maximum of ★72 in Drama (at the junior and senior levels) including DRAMA 103 , DRAMA 150 , DRAMA 203 , DRAMA 208 , DRAMA 257 , DRAMA 279 , DRAMA 306 , DRAMA 308 , DRAMA 401 , DRAMA 402  (Honors Essay), DRAMA 406 , and DRAMA 409 . DRAMA 402  (Honors Essay) will be completed under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the Department, will start in the Winter Term of the third year and continue through the fourth year. Due to the nature of the Honors in Drama program, a Combined Honors program in Drama is not normally offered.


Drama-related courses offered through other departments may also be applicable to the Honors degree requirements, pending approval by the Honors Advisor. See also Cross-Listed Courses   for regulations pertaining to cross-listed courses.

Promotion Requirements

Promotion from year to year requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.3 in Drama courses.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation with Honors in Drama requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Drama courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires a minimum average of at least 3.7 on all Drama courses in the last two years and an average of 3.5 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60).

Major and Minor in Drama

Degree of BA

See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

Drama as a Major

The minimum Faculty requirement for a major concentration is ★6 at the 400-level. However, students wishing to concentrate in Drama are required to complete an additional ★3 at the 400-level or above to fulfil the departmental requirement, for a total of a minimum of ★9 at the 400-level or above.

A major in Drama requires DRAMA 103  and DRAMA 150  as foundation courses which should be taken in the first year and which fulfill the Group 1 Breadth and Diversity Requirement of the BA. At the senior level, the Department requires a minimum of ★30 and a maximum of ★48 (at least ★9 of which must be at the 400-level or above). The program requires core courses in Theatre History or Theory (DRAMA 203 , DRAMA 208  and DRAMA 308  plus two of DRAMA 302 , 305, DRAMA 306 , DRAMA 327 , DRAMA 406 , DRAMA 409 ), Acting (DRAMA 257 ), and Production (DRAMA 279 ). DRAMA 203 , DRAMA 208 , DRAMA 257 , and DRAMA 279  should be taken in the second year. Further courses are available in acting, community-based theatre, design, directing, dramatic and theatrical theory, improvisation, movement, oral communication, performer-created theatre, playwriting, production and performance, technical theatre, and theatre history. Students may select Drama options to obtain broad exposure to theatre, or may focus on specific areas of interest.

The sequential nature of the BA (Drama) program requires careful planning of second-, third- and fourth-year choices. As students must obtain prior consent from the Department of Drama each year to register in certain BA Drama courses, students should consult a BA Drama Advisor as early as possible to obtain assistance in selecting their courses.

Drama as a Minor

See Minor .

A minor in Drama requires at least ★12 at the senior level, of which ★6 must be at the 300-level or above. Some 300-level Drama courses have specific prerequisites or need Departmental consent. Students interested in a minor in Drama should take DRAMA 102  and DRAMA 149  as their Group 1 Breadth and Diversity Requirement of the BA and should obtain registration approval from the Department before registering in any Drama course.


The following courses have been approved for cross-listing as applicable to a major or minor in Drama: JAPAN 416, SCAND 353 , and SCAND 354 . See Cross-Listed Courses   for regulations pertaining to cross-listed courses.

For the degree of BFA in Drama, see BFA in Drama .