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 1406 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

Performance Core (36h)

The Performance Core features a series of sequential studio courses, as follows.  Courses in bold are being offered during the 2019-20 academic term:

THEA 2213 Acting and Performance 1 3h
THEA 2223 Acting and Performance 2 3h
THEA 2753 Theatre Voice and Speech 1 3h
THEA 2763 Theatre Voice and Speech 2 3h
THEA 2853 Theatre Movement 1 3h
THEA 2863 Theatre Movement 2 3h
THEA 3313 Acting and Performance 3 3h
THEA 3323 Acting and Performance 4 3h
THEA 3532 Theatre Movement 3 3h
THEA 3863 Dance in History and Culture 3h
THEA 4413 Acting and Performance 5 3h
THEA 4423  Acting and Performance 6 3h


Theatre Electives (12h)

Performance majors must also select 12h from the following list of Theatre Electives. Courses in bold are being offered in the 2019-20 academic year.

ENGL 2183 Shakespeare 1 3h
ENGL 2193 Shakespeare 2 3h
ENGL 2286 Shakespeare 6h
THEA 2803 Topics in Film 3h
THEA 2813 Advanced Topics in Film 3h
THEA 2823/2833 Intro to Production 1 or 2 3h
THEA 2883 Theatre History 1 3h
THEA 2893 Theatre History 2 3h
THEA 3133 Playwriting 3h
THEA 3243 Dramaturgy 3h
THEA 3883 Modern Drama: Ibsen-WWII 3h
THEA 3893 Modern Drama: WWII - Present 3h
THEA 3923 Canadian Drama and Film 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
THEA 4833 Theatre Ideas 1 3h
THEA 4843 Theatre Ideas 2  


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