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. 

2018-2019 Courses

View the 2018-2019 CDTPS undergraduate course timetable.

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: 1 FCE from:

DRM100Y1 – Introduction to Acting and Performance (not offered in 2018-19)
DRM101Y1 – Introduction to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
UNI102Y1 – Performing the City

2nd year: 1 FCE from:

DRM220Y1 – Comparative Theatre Histories
DRM230Y1 – Concepts of Twentieth-Century Theatre

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, DRM228H1 and DRM254Y1 are due August 3rd. 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 – Performance IApplication Guidelines
DRM202H1 – Directing IApplication Guidelines
DRM228H1 – Playwriting IApplication Guidelines
DRM254Y1 – Production & Design I: ProductionApplication Guidelines
DRM300Y1 – Performance IIApply online
DRM302H1 – Directing IIApplication Guidelines
DRM328H1 – Playwriting IIApplication Guidelines
DRM354Y1 – Production & Design II: DesignApplication Guidelines
DRM375H1 F – Special Topics in Studio PracticeTopic: Clown
DRM376H1 S –  Special Topics in Studio PracticeTopic: Performing Digital Media
DRM377H1 F – Special Topics in Studio PracticeTopic: Community-Engaged, Applied, and Documentary Theatre Practice
DRM378H1 – Special Topics in Studio PracticeTopic: Uncanny Bodies: Movement Work from International Collectives

CAPSTONES Application Guidelines
DRM400Y1 – Advanced Performance: Devised Theatre | Application Guidelines (not offered in 2018-19)
DRM401H1 – Advanced Concepts in Voice
DRM402H1 – Advanced DirectingApplication Guidelines
DRM403Y1 – Advanced Performance: Mainstage | Application Guidelines
DRM411H1Y – Advanced Concepts in Movement
DRM428H1 – Advanced PlaywritingApplication Guidelines
DRM454Y1 – Advanced Production & Design
DRM485H1 F – Senior Seminar in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies | Senior Seminar: Thesis | Application Guidelines

Be sure to check the 2018-19 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.

2018/19

APS320H1-F – Representing Science on Stage (Summer 2018)
CLA382H1-F – Tragedy
CLA383H1-F – Comedy
ENG220H1-F/-S – Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG330H1-F – Medieval Drama
ENG331H1-S – Drama 1485-1603
ENG337H1-S – Drama, 1660-1800
ENG340H1-F – Modern Drama
ENG341H1-S – Post-Modern Drama
GER240H1-F – German Drama in Translation (E)
GER340H1-S – German Theater Production
GRK352H1-S – Greek Tragedy I
GRK452H1-S – Greek Tragedy II
INS300Y1-Y – Worldviews, Indigenous Knowledges, and Oral Tradition
ITA400H1-F – Machiavelli
MUS215H1-F – Performing Arts of East Asia
SLA342H1-F – Theatricality and Spectacle in the History of Russian Culture: From Jesters to Meyerhold
VIC304H1-F – Praxis and Performance
VIC347H1-F – Studies in Renaissance Performance

Not offered in 2018/19

ENG220Y1 – Shakespeare
ENG320Y1 – Shakespeare
ENG335H1 – Drama 1603-1642
ENG352H1 – Canadian Drama
GRK351H1 – Greek Comedy I
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
ITA410H1 – Masterpieces of Modern Drama
MUS206H1 The World of Opera
MUS209H1 – Performing Arts of South Asia
MUS340H1 – 20th Century Music for Theatre
MUS408H1 – Wagner
SLA267H1 – Great Plays in Great Performances
SLA367H1 – Chekhov
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
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
SLA496H1 – Prague School Semiotics of Drama, Theatre and Cinema in Contemporary Context

Third and fourth year Drama Major or Specialist students may apply for an independent study by following the following steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 2017)
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 | Application Guidelines
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.