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Below you will find a list of certified institutions in Alberta where you can obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate in Acting, Design, Directing, Drama, and/or Technical Theatre. Institutions are listed alphabetically. For more information about Arts Grants for Schools visit The Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Some graduates of theatre, drama, and acting programs at these institutions will be eligible for participation in Theatre Alberta’s Emerge upon graduation.


Ambrose University
, Calgary
ambroseThis two year commencement into the art and industry of theatre prepares students for careers as professional actors, directors, and playwrights. It also provides a strong foundation for a variety of roles in theatre management.
This program is unique in Canada. Our instructors are working theatre professionals who bring relevant, hands-on experiences to the classroom stage. Through intense training, they help students develop the rigour that is required to create good stories along with the personal fortitude needed to sustain a life in the arts. They also introduce students to the Calgary theatre community through collaboration, production, and internships.
For Barrett Hileman, Director of Theatre Program, the most exciting aspect of the program’s design is the integration of faith and learning: “Our program is a unique combination of conservatory training and discipleship, challenging you to incorporate personal faith into art.”
From acting, to stage combat, to playwriting, to dance.


Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio, Calgary
rogues_logoRogues’ Master Class Program is a one-year full-time acting program. The program is intended to provide the student actor with an intense level of training under the highest caliber of professional instruction. Master Class consists of four primary streams of study: Scene Study, Meisner Technique, Acting for Film & Television, and Voice & Movement for the Actor.
Steeped in the New York Tradition of actor training, we believe that these four core streams provide a well-rounded foundation for those actors with professional aspirations towards a career in stage, television and film. While there are many worthwhile University and College-level training programs, Rogues provides a highly professional environment free from academic requirements. We believe this allows total immersion into the development of the actor’s craft and the authentic style of performance that is the hallmark of the New York Tradition of actor training.


MacEwan University Theatre Arts, Edmonton
MacEwan University Theatre DepartmentMacEwan University’s Theatre Department trains students for careers in professional theatre. Its Theatre Arts program offers acting, singing, and dance training for those who are passionate about musical theatre. The department’s Theatre Production program provides practical experience in all aspects of theatre technology and craft. Since 1980, the department has been staging musicals and plays showcasing the accomplishments of both Theatre Arts and Theatre Production students.

Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud
Rosebud School of the Arts logoThe mission of Rosebud School of the Arts is to provide facilities, organization, education, and top-quality programmes in the realm of the arts to express God’s wonderful and universal gifts to His children in a spirit of hope, joy, forgiveness, and love. Rosebud School of the Arts is a guild school that provides theatre training within a community of professional working artists.


University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts, Calgary
University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing ArtsThe School of the Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary brings together the three disciplines of music, dance and drama. Our students receive focused and concentrated disciplinary preparation in addition to unique opportunities for multi-, cross-, and interdisciplinary instruction and experience. We prioritize the immeasurable benefits of professional experience and international exchange, and by placing a premium on the intersection of practice and theory, we combine a deep respect for the pragmatic aspects of careers in the arts with a rigorous fascination for the philosophical, theoretical, cultural, sociological, and ideological dimensions of our fields. We are a home for individuals seeking to become intelligent, sophisticated artists and agile, creative scholars. We are also a space where the future of the performing arts – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally – is being examined and re-imagined.


University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge
University of LethbridgeThe University of Lethbridge Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts offers degree programs within a liberal education context, focusing on excellence in teaching and creative/research activity. Our rigorous curriculum provides hands-on experiences, empowering students to refine their artistic techniques and develop lifelong skills such as creativity, confidence, and discipline. Our passionate instructors and vibrant students foster a sense of community that welcomes imagination, self-expression, and collaboration. Regular visits from high-profile guest artists provide exposure to diverse perspectives. The University of Lethbridge features a dynamic season of theatre activities, including Mainstage productions with significant technical elements, the student-run TheatreXtra series, and an array of practical workshops, play readings, public forums, and special events. The Department’s activities are supported by its outstanding theatre facilities, shops, and studios


University of Alberta Department of Drama, Edmonton
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The Department of Drama at the University of Alberta offers Canada’s leading Theatre Degree Programs. We are committed to the training and education of the future artists and visionary leaders of not only Canadian but International Theatre. Drama students discover by doing. That’s why all seven of our undergraduate degree programs will offer you an up-on-your-feet and hands-on combination of practical skills. The U of A Studio Theatre showcases Canada’s leading university theatre students in acting, directing, theatre design, vocal coaching, technical theatre production, and stage management, as well as faculty and distinguished professional guests from across Canada.
 
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