University of Alberta

Master On Campus
24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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A professionally oriented Directing program at the University of Alberta which offers 6 directing exercises in various theatres, including 3 full length productions.


Highlights of the Directing program at the University of Alberta:

  • A two-year, plus thesis MFA Directing program
  • More directing opportunities than  most other programs; primarily a series of workshops and directing experiences - 4 specialist directing seminars plus the thesis production and process
  • In depth seminars on a variety of forms and theatrical approaches with other grad students
  • 2 people accepted per year
  • Successful applicants are creative artists who aim to extend their knowledge and enhance their approaches to theatrical interpretation and creation

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Directing essentials
  • Directing various kinds of texts and theatrical styles
  • Working with designers and other members of the collaborative team
  • Working in various staging configurations
  • Rehearsal process tools
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration skills
  • Orientation to the professional landscape

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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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