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Degree

Master of Fine Arts - Directing ( Thesis-Based )

master

Degree

Master of Fine Arts - Directing ( Thesis-Based )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $8,874 CAD

  • Application fee

    $135 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    3 out of 4

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 31-January-2023 2023-01-31

Overview

Master of Fine Arts - Directing

The Department of Drama offers graduate programs leading to the degree of PhD in Performance Studies, Master of Fine Arts degrees in Theatre Design, Directing, Theatre Voice Pedagogy, and Theatre Practice, and Master of Arts in Drama degree.

The Department offers students access to a range of professional facilities during their studies including performance, workshop, rehearsal and classroom space, libraries, graduate student offices, and access to computers and seminar rooms. 

The Timms Centre for the Arts provides a fully equipped, 289-seat-proscenium theatre, a black box second playing space, theatre collections, props shop, production offices, wardrobe, dressing rooms and a green room. The Fine Arts Building offers students the opportunity to study and work in a variety of studio and performance spaces.

The aim of the MFA programs is to train candidates to a level of competency sufficient to enter the profession.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$15,790

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,536
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,916
Tuition 1 person $8,874

Hourly wage

Min wage

15 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • A Letter of Intent outlining why you want to pursue a professional directing degree
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended.
  • Portfolio including commentary and/or documentation of your theatre work.
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Three letters of recommendation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
21
listening
21
writing
21
speaking
21
reading

PTE

61
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

180
170
listening
170
writing
170
speaking
170
reading

Duolingo English Test: An overall score of at least 115 for English Language Proficiency, with no subscore below 95.

 


Academic background and requirement

The Department's minimum admission requirements for the MA degree are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. 

The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Career opportunities

  • Music director.
  • Illustrator.
  • Photographer.
  • Animator.
  • Graphic designer.
  • Art teacher.
  • Musician.

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