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.
Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar: Full course descriptions, along with detailed requirements regarding required course-work for each program.
Timetable Builder: 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 S - Concepts of Theatre in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
DRM331H1 F - Dramaturgy
DRM360H1 S - Race, Gender and Performance
DRM362H1 F - Theatre and the World: Paradigms. Shift.
DRM388H1 F - Special Topics - Dancing Black in Canada
DRM420H1 F - Arts and Politics: Brecht, Strehler, Wilson, Lepage
DRM431H1 S - Advanced Dramaturgy
DRM462H1 S - Black Playwrights: Resistance, Resilience and Transformation
DRM485Y1 Y - Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Thesis: Exhibiting Research
DRM487H1 S - Experimentalism in Storytelling - NEW
Not offered in 2023/24
DRM303H1 Theories of Acting
DRM342H1 Contemporary Avant Garde
DRM363H1 Story-ing the Possible: Talking Treaties, Rehearsing (Re) conciliation
DRM366H1 Canadian Theatre
DRM424H1 Projects in Digital Performance
JIA400H1 Interdisciplinary Practice for the Arts
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 1st. 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 I | Application Guidelines
DRM202H1 F - Directing I
DRM228H1 S - Playwriting I
DRM254H1 F - Design & Production I
DRM300Y1 Y - Performance II | Apply online
DRM301H1 F - Voice & Movement I
DRM302H1 S - Directing II | Application Guidelines
DRM328H1 S - Playwriting II | Application Guidelines
DRM354H1 S - Design II | Application Guidelines
DRM355H1 S - Production II
DRM368H1 S - Devised Theatre | Brecht. Learning Play.
DRM375H1 S - Topics in Studio Practice | Clown
CAPSTONES Application Guidelines
DRM400H1 F– Advanced Performance
DRM402H1 F – Advanced Directing | Application Guidelines
DRM403Y1 Y – Mainstage Performance | Application Guidelines
DRM413H1 S - Advanced Voice & Movement
DRM428H1 S – Advanced Playwriting | Application Guidelines (GRAD-split DRA3901H)
DRM454H1 F - Advanced Design
Be sure to check the 2023-24 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 2023/24:
CAR321H1 S - Caribbean Visual Arts, Social Media and Performance (NEW to Group C)
CDN307H1 F - Asian Cultures in Canada
CHC367H1 S - Christianity, Literature, and Theatre (NEW to Group C)
CLA382H1 F – Tragedy
ENG220H1 S – Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG320Y1 Y – Shakespeare
ENG330H1 F – Medieval Drama
ENG331H1 S – Drama 1485-1603
ENG335H1 S – Drama 1603-1642
ENG340H1 F – Modern Drama
ENG341H1 S – Post-Modern Drama
ENG373H1 S - Topics in Pre-1800 British Literature: Obscure Shakespeare (S term only)
GRK351H1 S – Greek Comedy I
GRK451H1 S - Greek Comedy II
INS300Y1 Y – Worldviews, Indigenous Knowledges, and Oral Tradition
LAT351H1 F - Latin Drama I
LAT451H1 F- Latin Drama II
LTC304H1 F - Praxis & Performance
TEP320H1 F – Representing Science on Stage (different faculty: Applied Science & Engineering)
Not offered in 2023-24
CLA383H1 – Comedy
CRE470H1 - Soundscapes (previously VIC470H1)
EAS263H1 - Classical Japanese Literature
ENG337H1 – Drama, 1660-1800
ENG352H1 – Canadian Drama
FAH405H1 - Understanding Dionysos: The God of Wine, Theatre and the Afterlife
FRE319H1 – Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature
GRK352H1 – Greek Tragedy I
GRK452H1 – Greek Tragedy 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
MUS206H1 – The World of Opera
MUS209H1 – Performing Arts of South Asia
MUS215H1 – Performing Arts of East Asia
MUS340H1 – 20th Century Music for Theatre
NEW321H1 - Caribbean Visual Arts, Social Media and Performance
SLA367H1 – Chekhov
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
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 2023-24)
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 2023-24)
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.