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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts)

Experience theatre life as an actor, playwright, producer, and more.

This program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Application for admission to the program must be made to UTM through the Ontario Universities Application Centre. This program has a September start date.

Learning Outcomes

Critical Performance

By the end of this program, students will have proven their ability to:

  • Develop and perform a character in a range of monologues, scenes, and plays at a professional entry level.
  • Devise and present an original performance alone or in collaboration with other artists.

Contributing Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, students will have demonstrated their knowledge of:

  • The inner and outer resources of an actor.
  • Their personal strengths, weaknesses and goals as a performer.
  • The basis of the other crafts in the theatre.
  • Dramatic literature of the major Western periods and genres.
  • A variety of possible markets in Canada.

By the end of this program, students will have demonstrated the skills to:

  • Create and maintain effective business and promotional documents.
  • Prepare and present an appropriate audition.
  • Contribute to a production fields other than acting.
  • Conduct themselves with professionalism as a member of a company (including independent preparation, initiative, teamwork, cooperation, meeting or exceeding deadlines, punctuality, and the honouring of commitments.
  • Apply a range of vocal, physical, analytical and emotional techniques to the discovery of a text in rehearsal.
  • Build an effective characterization and sustain it in performance.

By the end of this program, students will have demonstrated the attitudes exhibiting:

  • Creativity through the implementation of appropriate, authentic choices.
  • Intellectual commitment through wrestling to grasp and apply new concepts.
  • The initiative to respond to opportunities as they arise.
  • Appreciation of their own and others' work.
  • Pride in their place within a great historical tradition.