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 table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

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

THE 1100Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: Onstage3 Units
THE 1101Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: Backstage3 Units
THE 2123Principles of Play Analysis3 Units
THE 2131Theatre History I3 Units
THE 2132Theatre History II3 Units
THE 3310Selected Topics in Theatre Studies3 Units
24 course units from one of the following profiles: Education, Theory, Introduction to Acting, Arts Administration, Theatre Studies, Production24 Units
Total: 42 Units

Education Profile

THE 2111Introduction to Acting3 Units
THE 2150Technical Theatre I3 Units
THE 3111Principles of Play Direction3 Units
THE 3121Theatre Production3 Units
THE 3347Theatre in English Canada3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Technical Theatre II
Stage Management
6 optional course units in theatre (THE) at the 4000 level6 Units
Total: 24 Units

Theory Profile

THE 2100The Theatrical Event3 Units
THE 3132Theory of the Theatrical Event3 Units
THE 3347Theatre in English Canada3 Units
THE 4123Practice of Dramaturgy3 Units
THE 4151Theatre Research3 Units
THE 4333Theatre Criticism3 Units
6 optional course units in theatre (THE)6 Units
Total: 24 Units

Introduction to Acting Profile

THE 2111Introduction to Acting3 Units
THE 2122Fundamental Techniques of Voice and Movement3 Units
THE 3126Classical Repertoire3 Units
THE 3141Realistic Acting3 Units
THE 4122Non-Realistic 20th Century Acting3 Units
THE 4919Shakespeare Meets Molière3 Units
THE 4922Special Study in Acting3 Units
3 optional course units in theatre (THE)3 Units
Total: 24 Units

Arts Administration Profile

AMT 3901Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations I3 Units
AMT 3902Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations II3 Units
THE 4930Stage Management3 Units
THE 4960Theatre Administration3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Selected Topics in Theatre Studies
Theatre Research
Theatre Criticism
6 optional course units in theatre (THE)6 Units
3 optional course units in theatre (THE) at the 3000 or 4000 level 3 Units
Total: 24 Units

Theatre Studies Profile

9 optional course units in theatre (THE)9 Units
9 optional course units in theatre (THE) at the 3000 or 4000 level9 Units
6 optional course units in theatre (THE) at the 4000 level6 Units
Total: 24 Units

Production Profile

THE 2150Technical Theatre I3 Units
THE 3121Theatre Production3 Units
THE 3152Technical Theatre II3 Units
THE 4311Sound and Lighting3 Units
THE 4315Scenography3 Units
THE 4930Stage Management3 Units
THE 4960Theatre Administration3 Units
3 optional course units in theatre (THE)3 Units
Total: 24 Units