Graduate studies

Taiwo Afolabi speaking to a group of students circled around him on the UVic campus outdoors
Applied Theatre PhD candidate Taiwo Afolabi directed this play exploring immigrants and refugees’ narratives of relocation, resilience and integration

Your passion. Your future.

Graduate studies at the Department of Theatre will immerse you in a dynamic academic and research environment, with the support and guidance you need to take your passion to the next level.

With graduate programs in directing, design/production, theatre history and applied theatre, we offer graduate students the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of students in small classes and receive close mentorship from internationally renowned artists, scholars, directors and designers.

Students in our MFA programs have access to extensive industry-standard performance facilities that are paired with the artistic and technical excellence of an established university theatre company.

Learn more about our graduate programs, which we offer in the following areas:

  • MA in Theatre with a focus on Theatre History or Applied Theatre
  • MFA in Directing
  • MFA in Design/Production
  • PhD in Theatre in Theatre History
  • PhD in Applied Theatre