The Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival


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University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
What programs are offered?

Drama offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree comprised of a broad curriculum including: acting, directing, scenography, playwriting, performance creation, drama education, theatre history and dramatic literature and criticism. The program allows the student to tailor their degree to their interests and their desired career path. In this program you’ll enhance your understanding of drama by participating in productions, interacting with professionals, and acquiring practical and theoretical foundations that will help you build a solid career. During the course of your studies you’ll gain creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, as well as rigorous practical and theoretical training in drama. 

Note: A minor is offered in Drama – Many of our courses are available to non-Drama students and can contribute to an elective requirement.

Drama also offers a five year concurrent BFA/BEd degree with the Werklund School of Education. This program can be completed in five years. 

Many of our courses are available to non-Drama students and can contribute to an elective requirement.

Theatre is an art form that has stood the test of the ages. New developments in the 21st Century and the post-pandemic world make practicing and studying the art of theatre more exciting and challenging everyday. At UCalgary you will gain the skills needed to be a relevant and vital artist where you will be a part of creating the theatre of the future.
- April Viczko – Chair of Drama
What kinds of classes can I take?

An introduction to creative resources and practices for the actor.

An introduction to organizational principles of theatre production and technical theatre skills.

An introduction to graphic and model building techniques for the theatre designer.

Theatre as an art and society phenomenon in selected cultures, emphasizing the development of Western traditions.

Study of the history and production of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), as well as the creation of original performances. Exploration of performances techniques specific to TYA content, forms and venues.

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