May 22, 2018
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Bachelor of Arts (Drama)/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Combined Degrees, BA/BEd [Arts]
This combination of degrees consists of ★150 overall, normally taken over five years of full-time study. During the first three years, the student will focus mainly on Faculty of Arts requirements (see Major and Minor in Drama ), and during the last two years, the student will focus mainly on Faculty of Education requirements. Students will graduate with two degrees, the BA degree with a Drama Major, and a BEd (Secondary) degree with Drama as the major teaching subject. Please note that the Combined BA/BEd program requires a minimum of ★9 of 400-level DRAMA or above.
★12 chosen from the following three Groups
(see Arts Chart 1 )
- up to ★6 Group 2 (Study of Cultures and Cultural Products)
- up to ★6 Group 3 (Study of Social Systems and Interactions)
- up to ★6 Study of Science
Remaining ★6 not taken in First Year chosen from the following three Faculty of Arts groups:
- up to ★6 Group 2
- up to ★6 Group 3
- up to ★6 Study of Science
Term 1 Introductory Professional Term
★3 selected from
See Note 2.
Term 2 Advanced Professional Term
- Admission to some DRAMA courses requires consent of the Department of Drama. It is recommended that students consult with advisors in Drama and Education upon acceptance into the program.
- Students are reminded that ★12 400-level DRAMA or above are required in total.
Promotion in the BA Drama/BEd Combined Degrees Program
- To be eligible to continue in the program, students require a minimum GPA of 2.3 in each Fall/Winter.
- A 2.7 GPA is required on all senior level (200-level and above) DRAMA courses.
- ★30 are recommended each Fall/Winter; however, students are required to complete at least ★24 during each Fall/Winter. A reduced course load below ★24 must be approved by both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education, and is based on a recommendation from the Department of Drama.
- While registered in the Faculty of Arts, students who earn GPAs less than 2.0 will be assessed on the basis of the academic standing requirements for the BA (see Academic Standing and Graduation ). See First-Class Standing for regulations pertaining to First Class Standing.
- Successful completion of the program requirements includes a grade point average of 2.3 on all courses credited to the degrees (★150) and a 2.7 GPA on all senior DRAMA courses applied to the major.
- Students who fail to meet the requirements for promotion are required to withdraw from the BA (Drama)/BEd Combined Degrees program. Such students may transfer to another program in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education or another Faculty, if entrance and promotion requirements for such a program are met. After transfer, all requirements for the new program must be met.
- Students who fail to meet the fifth-year requirements in the program are permitted to fulfil those requirements only with the approval of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education upon the recommendation of the Department of Drama. Otherwise, students must withdraw from the program, and, if so desired, transfer to another program in the Faculty of Arts or Education for which they are able to meet entrance and promotion requirements.
- The BA (Drama)/BEd Combined Degrees program may be interrupted only with the prior consent of the Department of Drama, the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Education. Readmission and continuation will be subject to any conditions imposed by the Faculties and new program requirements that may be specified by the Department of Drama, the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Education.
- All qualified Year 3 BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that
- a minimum AGPA of 2.3 has been achieved, and
- a minimum of ★90 applicable to this program has been successfully completed.
Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★90 toward the BA (Drama)/BEd Combined Degrees but have achieved an AGPA of at least 2.3 may select one of two alternatives:
- remain in Year 3 of this program in the Faculty of Arts for one additional year;
- apply to enter a different degree program.
Students proceeding toward the BA (Drama)/BEd combined degrees program must have credit in at least ★75 offered by the University of Alberta, including a minimum of ★30 taken while registered in the Faculty of Arts. After admission to the program, any request to take courses at another postsecondary institution must be approved by both the Faculty of Arts and Education, based on a recommendation of the Department of Drama.
- To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts in Drama /Bachelor of Education Combined Degrees, students must successfully complete relevant curriculum requirements, meet the promotion, final year and residence requirements, and receive the recommendation from both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education.
- Degrees With Distinction shall be awarded to students who achieve an average of at least 3.5 or better on the last ★90 of their programs completed at the University of Alberta, including failed courses but excluding any courses not credited to the degree. If the last ★90 of the program at the University of Alberta do not fall exactly within a given Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer, a weighted average is used. Please contact the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the Faculty of Arts or Education for further information.