Current Undergraduate Courses

Drama Specialist, Major, and Minor programs are designed to be flexible, so that students can select courses from a range of disciplines that inform the study and practice of theatre. In all drama courses, class size is limited to ensure individual instruction. 

2022-2023 Courses

Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar: Full course descriptions, along with detailed requirements regarding required course-work for each program. 

Arts and Science Timetable: Schedule – including undergraduate course times, locations, and instructors – enrolment controls, and spots available. Search "DRM" in the department field then search for courses. 

Courses are divided into five groups:

Acceptance into Studio Group B courses is based on an audition and/or interview after applying online by March 20th. Many Studio Group B courses require the submission of portfolio materials. Second round applications for DRM200Y1 are due on August 3rd. See our four Studio Entry courses for more information.

Students may need to apply each year for acceptance into the next level of studio classes.

Note: Students taking a studio course (Group B) are required to take an academic co-requisite from Foundations or any course from Group A. Students who enroll in more than 2 Studio Topics courses before the Priority period ends will be removed from excess classes via Acorn.

DRM200Y1 Y Performance IApplication Guidelines
DRM202H1 F Directing I 
DRM228H1 S Playwriting I 
DRM254H1 F Design & Production I
DRM300Y1 Y Performance IIApply online
DRM302H1 S Directing IIApplication Guidelines
DRM328H1 S Playwriting IIApplication Guidelines
DRM354H1 S Design IIApplication Guidelines
DRM355H1 S Production II
DRM368H1 F Devised Theatre | Animating Bodies
DRM375H1 F  Topics in Studio PracticeClown
DRM378H1 S  Topics in Studio PracticeCostume: Shaping Character

CAPSTONES Application Guidelines

DRM400H1 F– Advanced Performance
DRM402H1 F – Advanced DirectingApplication Guidelines
DRM403Y1 Y – Mainstage Performance | Application Guidelines
DRM413H1 S - Advanced Voice & Movement
DRM428H1 S – Advanced PlaywritingApplication Guidelines  (GRAD-split DRA3901H)

Not offered in 2022/23
DRM224H1  Robots, Automata & Avatars 
DRM301H1    Voice & Movement I 
DRM311H1    Voice & Movement II  
DRM454H1 F - Advanced Design 
DRM455H1 F - Advanced Production

Be sure to check the 2022-23 Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar or contact the departments prior to enrolment.
Consult undergraduate drama to request a Group C course count towards a Group A (Maximum 1 FCE allowed).

Offered in 2022/23:

CDN307H1 F - Asian Cultures in Canada
CLA383H1 S – Comedy
CRE470H1 F - Soundscapes
ENG220H1 F – Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG320Y1 Y – Shakespeare
ENG330H1 S – Medieval Drama
ENG337H1 S – Drama, 1660-1800
ENG340H1 F – Modern Drama
ENG341H1 S – Post-Modern Drama
ENG373H1 F - Topics in Pre-1800 British Literature: Obscure Shakespeare (2022-23 only)
FRE319H1 F – Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature
GRK352H1 F – Greek Tragedy I
GRK452H1 S – Greek Tragedy II
INS300Y1 Y – Worldviews, Indigenous Knowledges, and Oral Tradition
MUS215H1 S – Performing Arts of East Asia
SLA367H1 S – Chekhov


Not offered in 2022-23
TEP320H1 – Representing Science on Stage (different faculty – engineering)
CLA382H1  – Tragedy
EAS263H1 - Classical Japanese Literature
ENG331H1  – Drama 1485-1603
ENG335H1  – Drama 1603-1642
ENG352H1 – Canadian Drama
GRK351H1 – Greek Comedy I
GRK451H1 - Greek Comedy II
INS302H1 – Indigenous Representation in the Mass Media and Society
INS341H1 – North American Indigenous Theatre
ITA390H1 – The Comedia dell’Arte
ITA410H1 – Masterpieces of Modern Drama
LAT351H1 - Latin Drama I
LAT451H1 - Latin Drama II
MUS206H1 The World of Opera
MUS209H1 – Performing Arts of South Asia
MUS340H1 – 20th Century Music for Theatre
NEW321H1 - Caribbean Visual Arts, Social Media and Performance
SPA384H1  - Avant-Garde Movements in Spanish America
SPA387H1 - Latin American Performative Expression
SLA405H1 – On the Waves of the Avant-garde and Beyond: Czech Literature of the 20th Century
SLA406H1 – Transgressions: Drama, Theatre, Performance
SLA342H1  - Theatricality and Spectacle in the History of Russian Culture: From Jesters to Meyerhold
SLA475H1 – Modern Czech Drama
SMC367H1 - Christianity, Literature, and Theatre
VIC273H1 - The Body: An Exercise
VIC304H1 – Praxis and Performance
VIC347H1  – Studies in Renaissance Performance
VIC470H1 - Soundscapes

Third and fourth year Drama Major or Specialist students may apply for an independent study by following the CDTPS Independent Study Policy.

Topics in Drama courses can count towards different Group Requirements depending on the content, which varies from year to year. Please check with Colleen Osborn prior to graduation.

DRM286H1 – Special Topics in Drama (not offered in 2022-23)
DRM299Y1 – Research Opportunity Program (not offered in 2022-23)
DRM390Y1 – Independent Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
DRM391H1 – Independent Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
DRM399Y1 – Research Opportunity Program
DRM485H1 F – Senior Seminar in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies | Senior Seminar: Thesis (not offered in 2022-23)
DRM490Y1 – Independent Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
DRM491H1 – Independent Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

See all application guidelines for select CDTPS courses.