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Theatre Voice Pedagogy, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The only graduate degree program in Theatre Voice Pedagogy at the University of Alberta in Canada dedicated to training professionals in voice, speech and text instruction.


Highlights of the program in  Theatre Voice Pedagogy at the University of Alberta 

  • Studies in the medical side of voice with selected courses through the UofA's Speech Pathology and Audiology Department
  • Intensive Training with full access to Betty Moulton and David Ley’s teaching and coaching - two of Canada's foremost voice, speech and text specialists
  • Ample opportunities to teach and coach in all divisions of the Department of Drama (and in many other departments University-wide) over the two years of study, including theatrical and public speaking coaching

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Scene Painting 
  • History of Dress and Decor 
  • Design Assistantship 
  • Production Design 
  • Advanced Drawing 
  • Practicum 
  • Advanced Theatre Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all universities attended. These are scanned into your on-line application, with paper copies to follow at a later date.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
  • Letter of intent outlining why you want to teach voice, speech and text, where you see yourself after this program, and anything else you can say to let us know about your ambitions, skills, experiences, and interests--include a description of your previous work as a teacher and coach in a university, college or professional theatre context
  • Portfolio which includes reviews or commentaries on your work in performance, coaching or teaching

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
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