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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Master of Fine Arts [M.F.A] (Directing)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Master of Fine Arts in Directing program for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This is a professionally-oriented program which offers 6 directing exercises in various theatres, including 3 full-length productions.
  • In this program students will learn:
    • Directing essentials
    • Directing various kinds of texts and theatrical styles
    • Working with designers and other members of the collaborative team
    • Working in various staging configurations
    • Rehearsal process tools
    • Leadership
    • Collaboration skills
    • Orientation to the professional landscape
  • It provides more directing opportunities than most other programs such as primarily a series of workshops and directing experiences.
  • This program also provides 4 specialist directing seminars plus the thesis production and process.
  • Successful students are creative artists who aim to extend their knowledge and enhance their approaches to theatrical interpretation and creation.
  • University provides small class sizes allow for maximum contact between students and professors and encourage collaboration between students.
  • There are 20 full-time faculty experts with eminent professional theatre credentials and research records.
  • Drama graduate students are encouraged to apply for and are assisted in nominations for general awards, including the SSHRC Awards, FGSR Travel Awards, and others.
  • The department also provides different types of facilities like a highly experienced team of theatre, administrators, and production technicians.
  • Job opportunities for Master of Fine Arts in Directing are Film Director, Art Director, etc and the average salary goes up to 40,750 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/drama/graduate/mfa-directing/index.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree or the equivalent from a recognized university.
  • The cumulative weighted average GPA of 3.30/4.0 (B+ Grade) is required.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree or equivalent degree from a recognized university.
  • Completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
  • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools need to present a 75%+ score on their final Class XII exams.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through  IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and awards, publications, relevant work, and volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original official transcripts.
  • Reference letters: Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Students must have a portfolio including commentary and/or documentation of their theatre work.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

95 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5459$5459
Health and wellness$420$420
Other fees$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Possible career oppertunities are:

  • Art Teacher.
  • Art Director.
  • Graphic Artist/Designer.
  • Photographer.
  • Creative Director.
  • Drawing Teacher.
  • Art Restorer.
  • Senior Graphic Designer.



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