at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

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 you'll participate in the department's dramatic productions.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours Yes
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

The BA in Theatre is a four-year program that includes introductory courses in the areas of theatre studies, acting, and technical theatre, as well as practical participation in the department’s productions. Subsequent years require a strong focus on theatre studies, and the history, dramaturgy, and methods of the theatre.

Campus features

UBC has a fully-equipped theatre stage, the Frederic Wood Theatre, which presents a full season of student drama and opera productions every year.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, 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.

Degree-specific requirements: Arts

No additional courses beyond the general admission requirements.

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