University of Alberta

M.A. On Campus
24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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A Drama program at the University of Alberta offering a strong foundation of historical and contemporary critical and theoretical approaches to theatre and performance. 


Highlights of the Drama program at the University of Alberta:

  • A unique performance studies approach which relates performance to the broader field of cultural studies and encourages students to complement their research with an understanding of the complex dynamics of the creative process. 
  • Opportunities for practical involvement
  • Opportunities to study a variety of periods, genres, philosophies and styles examined from comparative, historical, Brechtian, feminist, intercultural, post-colonial and critical perspectives including gender studies, audience reception, semiotics, phenomenology, and discourse analysis
  • Opportunity to do a Thesis degree - 2 streams available: Thesis program - 2 year residency or Course-based program - either 3 full-time semesters or part-time up to 4 years.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Dramaturgy
  • Theatre History
  • Dramatic Theory and Criticism
  • Performance Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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