Drama Education

M.A. & PhD

Graduate students with a minimum of two years of drama teaching experience may take an M.A. in Curriculum Studies with a specialization in drama/theatre education. PhD students in Educational Studies will also have every opportunity to focus on their areas of research interests and specializations. Students may choose elective courses in the Theatre department or other disciplines, subject to approval. The Faculty member in drama/theatre education, Dr. Monica Prendergast, will also offer directed studies courses to meet each student’s needs.

Expertise of faculty within the area (for MA & PhD) 

  •  K-12 Drama/Theatre Education
  • Applied Theatre
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Curriculum Development
  • Performance Theory/Performance Studies
  • Poetic and Performative Arts-based Research Methods

Admission Requirements

For cohort programs:

Students must meet the normal requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria:

  • A baccalaureate degree, minimum GPA of "B" (70%, 5.0/9.0) on the last 30 units, and at least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Two references (assessment reports) from field supervisors.
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume

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Contact Information

Fariba Ardestani
Graduate Program Secretary
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Telephone: 250-721-7882
Fax: 250-721-7598

Department Graduate Advisor
Email: edcigradadv@uvic.ca
Fax: (250) 721-7598

Faculty Contact: Dr. Monica Prendergast