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.
View the 2020-21 CDTPS Undergraduate Course Locations (TBD).
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:
1st year: DRM101Y1 – Introduction to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
2nd year: DRM220Y1 – Comparative Theatre Histories
DRM320H1 F - Concepts of Theatre in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
DRM331H1 F - Dramaturgy
DRM386H1 S - Special Topics - Performing Science Fiction
DRM388H1 S - Special Topics - Performing For Change: Equity, Activism, and Radical Approaches to Performance
DRM420H1 S - Arts and Politics: Brecht, Strehler, Wilson, Lepage
DRM431H1 / DRA3903H1 S - Advanced Dramaturgy
DRM487H1 DRA3904H F - Puppets and Puppeteers
Not offered in 2020/21
DRM303H1 Theories of Acting
DRM342H1 Contemporary Avant Garde
DRM366H1 Canadian Theatre
DRM362H1 Theatre and the World
DRM363H1 Story-ing the Possible: Talking Treaties, Rehearsing (Re) conciliation
DRM485H1 Senior Seminar in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies | Senior Seminar: Thesis
JIA400H1 Interdisciplinary Practice for the Arts
Summer 2021 Courses
Acceptance into Studio Group B courses is based on an audition and/or interview after applying online by March 10th. Many Studio Group B courses require the submission of portfolio materials. Second round applications for DRM200Y1 are due on August 10th. See our four Studio Entry courses for more information.
Students must 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/ROSI.
DRM200Y1 Y Performance I | Application Guidelines
DRM202H1 F Directing I
DRM228H1 S Playwriting I
DRM254H1 F Design & Production I
DRM300Y1 Y Performance II | Apply online
DRM302H1 S Directing II | Application Guidelines
DRM328H1 S Playwriting II | Application Guidelines
DRM354H1 S Design II | Application Guidelines
DRM355Y1 Y Production II
DRM375H1 F Special Topics in Studio Practice | Elements of Clown and Play
DRM376H1 S Special Topics in Studio Practice | Technology and Performance
DRM377H1 S Special Topics in Studio Practice | Performing Text
CAPSTONES Application Guidelines
DRM400H1 F– Advanced Performance
DRM402H1 – Advanced Directing | Application Guidelines
DRM403Y1 – Mainstage Performance | Application Guidelines
DRM413H1 S - Advanced Voice & Movement
DRM428H1 – Advanced Playwriting | Application Guidelines (GRAD-split DRA3901H)
DRM454H1 F - Advanced Design (GRAD-split DRA3902H)
DRM455H1 F - Advanced Production
Be sure to check the 2020-21 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 2020/21:
CDN307H1 F - Asian Cultures in Canada
CLA382H1 F – Tragedy
CLA383H1 S – Comedy
ENG220H1 F/-S – Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG320Y1 Y – Shakespeare
ENG330H1 F – Medieval Drama
ENG340H1 F – Modern Drama
ENG341H1 S – Post-Modern Drama
GRK352H1 F – Greek Tragedy I
GRK452H1 F – Greek Tragedy II
INS300Y1 Y – Worldviews, Indigenous Knowledges, and Oral Tradition
NEW321H1 S - Caribbean Visual Arts, Social Media and Performance
MUS206H1 F – The World of Opera
SLA367H1 S – Chekhov
SPA387H1 S - Latin American Performative Expression
VIC304H1 F – Praxis and Performance
VIC470H1 F - Soundscapes
Not offered in 2020-21
APS320H1 – Representing Science on Stage (different faculty – engineering)
EAS263H1 - Classical Japanese Literature
ENG331H1 – Drama 1485-1603
ENG335H1 – Drama 1603-1642
ENG337H1 – Drama, 1660-1800
ENG352H1 – Canadian Drama
FRE319H1 – Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature
GRK451H1 - Greek Comedy II
GRK351H1 – Greek Comedy I
ITA410H1 – Masterpieces of Modern Drama
INS302H1 – Indigenous Representation in the Mass Media and Society
INS341H1 – North American Indigenous Theatre
ITA315Y1 – Italian Theatre: Text and Performance
ITA390H1 – The Comedia dell’Arte
LAT351H1 - Latin Drama I
LAT451H1 - Latin Drama II
MUS209H1 – Performing Arts of South Asia
MUS215H1 – Performing Arts of East Asia
MUS340H1 – 20th Century Music for Theatre
SLA342H1 - Theatricality and Spectacle in the History of Russian Culture: From Jesters to Meyerhold
SPA384H1 F - Avant-Garde Movements in Spanish America
SLA405H1 – On the Waves of the Avant-garde and Beyond: Czech Literature of the 20th Century
SLA406H1 – Transgressions: Drama, Theatre, Performance
SLA475H1 – Modern Czech Drama
SMC367H1 - Christianity, Literature, and Theatre
VIC273H1 - The Body: An Exercise
VIC347H1 – Studies in Renaissance Performance
Third and fourth year Drama Major or Specialist students may apply for an independent study by following the following steps:
- Approach a permanent faculty member at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies with a proposal. See the calendar for a list of eligible faculty supervisors.
- Should the faculty member agree to supervise, the Independent Study Form must be completed and signed.
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: Introduction to Communications (Summer 2020)
DRM299Y1 – Research Opportunity Program
DRM387H1 – Special Topics in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
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 2020-21)
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.