Theatre

Programs

 

First Year: Major Courses in Theatre

All students accepted into Theatre enter as BA Honours Theatre Majors.  The first year is a program common to all Theatre students, and offers courses in Acting, Production/Design and Theatre Studies.  At the end of the first year, there is a selection process (either by audition or interview) to proceed into the various areas of interest, or students may remain in the program as Theatre Studies students.  

For Theatre majors, entry into any 2000-level Theatre course requires successful completion of THEA 1010 3.0, THEA 1100.3.0 and THEA 1200 6.0.

THEA 1010 3.0 Introduction to Acting I

Required of all first year Theatre majors; open to Theatre majors only.
Co-requisites: THEA 1100 3.0 and THEA 1200 6.0

This practical studio course introduces the principles, processes and skills of acting for the stage.  Students will rehearse and perform a variety of class presentations, and actively participate in warm-ups, theatre games and acting exercises.  There is a strong written component to the curriculum.  (First year students who successfully pass THEA 1010 3.0 may continue taking acting in the Winter term by enrolling in THEA 1011 3.0.) Note:  A minimum of two rehearsal hours per week may be required.  Students interested in auditioning for the Acting Conservatory must take THEA 1011 3.0.

THEA 1100 3.0 Introduction to Stagecraft I

Required of all first year Theatre majors; open to Theatre majors only.
Co-requisites: THEA 1010 3.0 and THEA 1200 6.0

Through exposure to a variety of technical areas, students will develop production crew work habits and build a basic vocabulary in Production and Design.  Participation on crews is a requirement of this course.  First year students may continue taking Stagecraft in the Winter term by enrolling in THEA 1110 3.0.

Crew Calls

All first year students are required to attend crews associated with their courses In addition, production meetings and some rehearsals require their presence.  Other Theatre majors, when they take production courses, will participate in crew assignments as part of the course requirements. 

All students should note that crew assignments involve evening and weekend work calls.  It is the students' responsibility to make themselves available as called.  Failure to complete crew assignments will affect course grades.

THEA 1200 6.0 Origins of Theatre

Required of all first year Theatre majors; open to Theatre majors/minors only.
Co-requisites: THEA 1010 3.0 and THEA 1100 6.0

A theatre studies lecture classThis course is the first of a three-year sequence of courses which examine the phenomenon of theatre against a historical background of the various social and cultural forces that have helped to create and shape it.  THEA 1200 6.0 surveys theatre and drama from classical Athens to Elizabethan London, integrating analytical reading with explorations of performance possibilities.

Fine Arts 1900 3.0 series of courses

Two 3.0 credit courses (total 6.0 credits) from the fine arts 1900 3.0 series of courses, outside the major, are required of all Faculty of Fine Arts degrees. These courses may be used to satisfy either the humanities general education requirement or a fine arts requirement (i.e. an in/out requirement or a fine arts elective), but not both. For students admitted to the Faculty of Fine Arts with a minimum of 54 transfer credits, the six credits from the fine arts 1900 3.0 series of courses outside the major are optional.