BA with Major in Theatre - Performance

All Performance majors must complete the following:

Arts Core (30h)

The Arts Core is a series of requirements common to all students pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Arts. We encourage completion of as many of these as possible in the first year:
•    6 hours of English from ENGL 1489-1493 or ENGL 1413 & 1423
•    6 hours in a single language other than English: French, German, Greek, Latin, or Spanish
•    6 hours of Social Science: Economics, Politics, Sociology, or Women's and Gender Studies*
•    6 hours of Humanities: Art, Classics, Comparative Religion, History, Philosophy, Music, Women's and Gender Studies* (NB. studio classes in Art and Music do not fulfil this requirement)
•    6 hours of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Math and Stats, Nutrition, Physics, or Psychology

*Only 6h of WGST may be counted for the Arts Core

Theatre Core (15h)

The Theatre Requirements are a series of requirements common to all students pursuing degrees in Theatre. We encourage completion of as many of these as possible in the first year:

1. THEA 1483 Introduction to Theatre 3h
2. Plus one of: THEA 2823 Intro to Production 1 3h
  THEA 2833 Intro to Production 2 3h
3. Plus one of: THEA 2883 Theatre Histories 1 3h
  THEA 2893 Theatre Histories 2 3h
4. Plus one of: THEA 3883 Modern Drama:  Ibsen-WWII 3h
  THEA 3893 Modern Darma:  WWII - Present 3h
5. Plus one of: THEA 4833 Theatre Ideas 1 3h
  THEA 4843 Theatre Ideas 2 3h


Performance Core (24h)

The Performance Core features a series of sequential studio courses, as follows.

THEA 2213 Acting and Performance 1 3h
THEA 2223 Acting and Performance 2 3h
THEA 2753 Theatre Voice and Speech 1 3h
THEA 2853 Theatre Movement 1 3h
THEA 3313 Acting and Performance 3 3h
THEA 3323 Acting and Performance 4 3h
THEA 4413 Acting and Performance 5 3h
THEA 4423  Acting and Performance 6 3h


Theatre Electives (15h)

Performance majors must also select 15h from the following list of Theatre Electives.

ENGL 2223/2233 Shakespeare 6h
THEA 2763 Theatre Voice and Speech 2 3h
THEA 2803 Topics in Film 3h
THEA 2863 Theatre Movement 2 3h
THEA 3133 Playwriting 3h
THEA 3243 Dramaturgy 3h
THEA 3853 Theatre Movement 3 3h
THEA 3863 Dance in History and Culture 3h
THEA 3973 Women and Theatre 3h
THEA 4013 Special Topics in Theatre 1 3h
THEA 4023 Special Topics in Theatre 2 3h
THEA 4313 Performed Violence 1 3h
THEA 4323 Performed Violence 2 3h


Production Credits (6h)

In addition to their studio courses and Theatre electives, Performance majors must acquire at least 6h and no more than 12h of Production Credits by participating in one or both of the company’s annual productions.  You do not register for these courses, you are assigned one or two production credits by the Director or Technical Director.

General electives

Plus electives to equal 120h