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Start your undergrad journey

in our Drama program

Why study Drama?

Drama is one of the oldest yet most immediate and rewarding ways of engaging with the world. Our graduates enter a wide range of professional and vocational careers and make vital contributions to society as artists and scholars in Canada and around the world.

Mother Courage performance

A unique place to study

  • We provide you with a solid foundation coupled with individually designed opportunities to specialize
  • We focus on graduating confident and rigorously trained creative artists and scholars
  • Drama combines advanced training in theatre practice and study across other disciplines
  • Integration into the local and national performance industry leads to many opportunities after graduation

Enhance your degree

As a drama student, you can:

  • create your own work
  • enjoy study abroad opportunities
  • work with visiting artists and scholars
  • choose from multiple specializations
  • combine degrees, and earn minors in other disciplines
  • enjoy multiple dedicated performance spaces
  • qualify for multiple scholarships and awards
Jumpy and the Frog

Wagonstage Children's Theatre

Every summer since 1971, Wagonstage makes theatre for young audiences with the goal to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community for all Calgarians. The plays are created in collaboration with student artists, both undergraduate and graduate, through the entire process of writing, directing, design, and performance.


UCalgary students can be eligible for up to four full credit courses for participation in Drama Mainstage performances as actors, stage managers, running crew, wardrobe, props, scenic painting, assistant directors, camera crew, assistant designers and production management. Applications for practicums are due at the beginning of each term.

Crave, 2021

Tim Nguyen

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International students

International students

Get the application information you need to attend UCalgary as an international student.

Indigenous students

Indigenous students

UCalgary’s Indigenous admissions process ensures equitable access and successful participation of undergraduate Indigenous learners.

Student experience

Student experience

At UCalgary, every facet of campus life is geared toward student success and a university experience like no other.

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