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Theatre Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
Learn more about theatre studies, acting, and technical theatre as you take courses in drama forms, voice and movement, lighting design, history of theatre, sound design, and much more. As part of your studies during the Theatre Studies program at University of British Columbia you'll participate in the department's dramatic productions.
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Overview

The Theatre Studies program from University of British Columbia includes introductory courses in the areas of Theatre Studies, Acting, Theatre Production, and Design, as well as practical participation in the department’s production. Subsequent years require a strong focus on Theatre Studies, as well as the history, dramaturgy, and methods of theatre practice.

Campus features

  • Frederic Wood Theatre: a fully equipped proscenium arch, 400-seat theatre.
  • Telus Studio Theatre in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts: an experimental black box theatre with seating arranged on three levels of 12 towers placed in a horseshoe shape, seating 270 people.
  • Dorothy Somerset Theatre: a black box studio theatre with flexible seating.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Technical Production
  • Literature and Criticism
  • Drama: Forms and Ideas 
  • Performance Study 
  • Play-Interpretation and Production-Analysis
  • History of Theatre 
  • Theory of Drama Performance
  • History and Theory of Directing
  • Studies in Drama

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9516 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38051 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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