Welcome to centre stage! From practice to theory, from performance to reception, the Department of Theatre explores all aspects of theatrical events and prepares you for a life of creative expression and intellectual stimulation. We teach acting, directing, playwriting, arts administration, dramaturgy, theatre history, production, technical theatre and design as well as theory and aesthetics. When it comes to practice, opportunities abound: the Department boasts two major theatre companies and three student companies producing up to thirty original productions a season.

This program is offered in English and in French.  

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
THE 1100Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: Onstage3 Units
THE 1101Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: Backstage3 Units
THE 2100The Theatrical Event3 Units
THE 2111Introduction to Acting3 Units
THE 2123Principles of Play Analysis3 Units
THE 2131Theatre History I3 Units
THE 2132Theatre History II3 Units
THE 2150Technical Theatre I3 Units
THE 3121Theatre Production3 Units
THE 3132Theory of the Theatrical Event3 Units
THE 3152Technical Theatre II3 Units
THE 3310Selected Topics in Theatre Studies3 Units
THE 3347Theatre in English Canada3 Units
THE 4123Practice of Dramaturgy3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Fundamental Techniques of Voice and Movement
Principles of Play Direction
3 course units from:3 Units
Theatre Research
Theatre Criticism
12 course units from:12 Units
Classical Repertoire
Realistic Acting
Diction et lecture
Jeu classique
Le théâtre au Canada français
Practice of Stage Direction
Non-Realistic 20th Century Acting
Sound and Lighting
Scenography
Jeu moderne et contemporain
Shakespeare Meets Molière
Special Study in Acting
Stage Management
Theatre Administration
48 elective course units 48 Units
or a minor of 30 course units plus 18 elective course units
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice.