Drama

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Studying Drama at UTM
The study of Theatre, Drama and Performance examines the relationship between the artists who create written texts intended for production, the artists who turn scripts into performances, and the audiences who experience the resulting theatrical event. It is the study of the event itself, and the acts of creation involved in producing that event. Understanding Theatre, Drama and Performance involves the study of plays, actors, theatres, designers, and audiences from the classical Greek stage to the most modern experimental performance.

Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies offers three programs:
Theatre and Drama Studies (Specialist)
(Joint program between UTM and Sheridan College)
Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (Major)
Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (Minor)

The focus of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at UTM, both curricular and extra-curricular, is the Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window Erindale Studio Theatre and the Multi-Media Studio Theatre. The Erindale Studio Theatre is used for performances of Theatre Erindale, the production company of the Specialist Program, and for performances of the UTM Drama Club. Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window MiST is used for teaching and co-curricular and extra-curricular performances by all programs.

Courses in related topics are given in many disciplines. A list of these courses is given below in the notes for all programs. Students interested in the field are advised to consider taking some of them. No more than a combination of 15.0 Drama-related courses may be taken.

Enrolment in any Program of Study, including the second year of the Theatre and Drama Studies program, requires completion of 4.0 previous credit or their equivalent.  

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section of the academic calendar prior to selecting courses.

Note: PROGRAM requirements changed in 2010-2011.

Counselling
Counselling is available throughout the year, and students are urged to seek advice when selecting their courses or planning their programs.

 


Specialist Program ERSPE1880 Theatre and Drama Studies (Arts)
The Specialist Honours Program in Theatre and Drama Studies, offered jointly with Sheridan Institute, involves the study of plays, actors, theatres, designers, and audiences from the classical Greek stage to the most modern experimental performance. We give students the opportunity to earn a two-year (equivalent) conservatory diploma in professional actor training from Sheridan within a Specialist degree in performance history, theory, and dramatic literature from UofT Mississauga. This high-powered combined program prepares students for a career on the stage or behind the scenes in professional theatre world, or for drama teaching at the high school or university level.

Within an Honours degree, 12.0 credits are required.

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Limited Enrolment
Enrolment in this program is limited to students who are successful in an audition, conducted in the spring of each year. For audition requirements, please refer to: Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/reg/audition [Link Opens New Window]. Enrolment in all studio courses (DRS) is restricted to students in the program. Students applying to proceed to the second year of the Theatre and Drama Studies program must have completed 4.0 credits with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.  

Please note:
"Taking a year off" from this program is possible, if difficult, after first year, problematic after second year, and impossible after third year. Returning at any point requires a successful re-audition and interview and also depends on the availability of space in the class you wish to join.  

First Year
DRE/ENG121H5, 122H5, DRS121H5, 122H5

Second Year
DRE200H5, 222H5, DRS221H5, 222H5

Third Year
1.0 further DRE at 300/400 level; DRS321H5, 322H5, 325H5, 326H5

Fourth Year
1.0 further DRE course at 300/400 level; DRS421H5, 422H5, 425H5, 426H5; 2.0 additional credits in drama-related courses.

Students must take a minimum of 0.5 DRE at the 400 level in either third or fourth year.

Major Program ERMAJ2468 – Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (Arts)
Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (TDPS) integrates creative and scholarly approaches to theatre through a common emphasis on dramaturgy. In addition to specific courses in developmental and production dramaturgy, the TDPS program includes courses that examine theatre history, dramatic literature, critical theory, playwriting, devising, and intermedial performance, among others. TDPS provides students with first-rate academic experience and credentials, while offering them ample opportunities for creative application of acquired knowledge and skills through practical components and practice-based research projects. All courses are taken at UofT Mississauga.

Note: DRS courses cannot be counted toward this program.

7.0 credits are required, as follows:

First and Second Years: DRE/ENG121H5, 122H5, DRE200H5, 222H5

Higher Years: 1.0 DRE at the 300 level and 4.0 credits from the drama-related courses, at least 1.0 at the 300+ level

*** See note for all programs at the end of this section.

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Minor Program ERMIN2468 – Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (Arts)
Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (TDPS) integrates creative and scholarly approaches to theatre through a common emaphasis on dramaturgy. In addition to specific courses in developmental and production dramaturgy, the TDPS program includes courses that examine theatre history, dramatic literature, critical theory, playwriting, devising, and intermedial performance, among others. TDPS provides students with first-rate academic experience and credentials, while offering them ample opportunities for creative application of acquired knowledge and skills through practical components and practice-based research projects. All courses are taken at UofT Mississauga.

Note: DRS courses cannot be counted toward this program.  

4.0 credits are required, as follows:  

First and Second Years: DRE/ENG121H5, 122H5, DRE200H5, 222H5

Higher Years: 1.0 300/400 DRE credit and 1.0 further DRE from the drama-related courses.

Notes For All Programs
The following drama-related courses can be used to fulfill the requirements for any Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies program:

CIN101H5, 301H5*; 302H5*; 303H5*; CLA300H5; ENG220Y5, 330H5, 331H5*, 335H5*, 336H5*, 340H5*, 341H5*, 342H5*, 352H5*, 424H5*/425H5*/426H5* (when drama related), 434H5*/435H5*/436H5* (when drama related), 460H5*/461H*/462H5*/463H5* (when drama related); 470H5*/471H5*/472H5*/473H5* (when drama related), FAH475H5, FRE317H5, 393H5, 397H5; GER353H5, 355H5*; ITA242H5, 244H5/243H5*, 245H5*, 306H5/307H5*, 314Y5/315Y5*, 342Y5/343Y5, 412Y5/ 413Y5*, 490Y5*, 495Y5*

* = Course has Departmental prerequisite

Students enrolled in Specialist and Major programs in Drama who have completed 2.0 DRE credits may enroll in ENG330H5, 331H5, 335H5, 336H5, 340H5, 341H5, 342H5. These courses are not offered every year.

Students without pre-and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time.
 

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