Drama is the study of 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. Understanding drama involves the study of plays,
actors, theatres, designers, and audiences from the classical Greek stage to the most
modem experimental performance. It is the most interdisciplinary of the performing arts.
Drama is taught within three programs at UTM. The Major and Minor programs in
Performance and Theatre combine core courses in performance history and theory with
elective courses in dramatic literature and cinema studies. The Theatre and Drama Studies
Specialist program combines courses in history and theory with courses in theatre practice.

Theatre and Drama Studies Program

The Theatre and Drama Studies is a unique program combining the strengths of both the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) and Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Trafalgar Rd. Campus). The program is designed to provide students with both the academic background and practical training for graduate study, Theatre arts teaching and other careers in dramatic arts.
Students successfully completing the Theatre and Drama Studies program receive both a four- year University of Toronto degree (with a specialist certificate) and a Sheridan College diploma -all for one tuition fee and all at the same time!
Generally students will spend Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Trafalgar Road Campus of Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning developing their performance skills, leaving Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for academic work at UTM. A bus service is provided between Erindale and Sheridan campuses.

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