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. 

2024-2025 Courses

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. 

Faculty of Arts & Science Dates & Deadlines: Academic dates include enrolment dates, drop deadlines, exam periods, petition deadlines and more.

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 10th. 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 IApplication Guidelines
DRM202H1 F Directing I 
DRM228H1 S Playwriting I 
DRM254H1 F Design & Production I
DRM300Y1 Y  Performance IIApply online
DRM301H1 F Voice & Movement I 
DRM302H1 S Directing IIApplication Guidelines
DRM328H1 S Playwriting IIApplication Guidelines
DRM354H1 S  Design IIApplication Guidelines
DRM355H1 S Production II
DRM375H1 S  Topics in Studio PracticeClown

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)
DRM454H1 F Advanced Design
DRM455H1 F Advanced Production
DRM480Y1 Y Internships: Performance and Cultural Arts Organizations

Not offered in 2024/25
DRM224H1  Robots, Automata & Avatars 
DRM311H1  Voice & Movement II
DRM368H1 Devised Theatre | Brecht. Learning Play.
CRE276H1 Writing for the Stage and Screen

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 (previously NEW321H1)
CDN307H1 F - Asian Cultures in Canada
CHC367H1 S - Christianity, Literature, and Theatre  (previously SMC367H1)
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 (only this sub-topic)
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 (NEW to Group C)
TEP320H1 F – Representing Science on Stage (different faculty: Applied Science & Engineering)


Not offered in 2023-24

CDN385H1  Re-Imagining Canada: Creative Visions of Our Past, Present, and Futures  (NEW to Group C)
CLA383H1  Comedy
CRE273H1  The Body: An Exercise (previously VIC273H1)
CRE375H1  History of Creativity (NEW to Group C)
CRE470H1  Soundscapes (previously VIC470H1)
DTS412H1  The Diasporic Imagination (NEW to Group C)
EAS263H1  Classical Japanese Literature
EAS375H1  Postwar Japan: Crisis, Apocalypse (NEW to Group C)
ENG337H1  Drama, 1660-1800
ENG352H1  Canadian Drama
FAH405H1  Understanding Dionysos: The God of Wine, Theatre and the Afterlife
FIN320H1  The Finnish Canadian Immigrant Experience (NEW to Group C)
FRE319H1  Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature
FRE326H1  Contemporary French Literature (NEW to Group C)
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
LCT304H1   Praxis and Performance (previously VIC304H1)
MUS206H1  The World of Opera
MUS209H1  Performing Arts of South Asia
MUS215H1  Performing Arts of East Asia
MUS315H1  North American Vernacular Music (NEW to Group C)
MUS340H1  20th Century Music for Theatre
REN347H1  Studies in Renaissance Performance (previously VIC347H1)
SDS478H1  Queer Musics
SLA342H1   Theatricality and Spectacle in the History of Russian Culture: From Jesters to Meyerhold
SLA367H1   Chekhov
SLA405H1   On the Waves of the Avant-garde and Beyond: Czech Literature of the 20th Century
SLA406H1   Transgressions: Drama, Theatre, Performance
SPA384H1  - Avant-Garde Movements in Spanish America
SPA387H1 - Latin American Performative Expression

UNI102H1  Performing the City I (counts as Other)
UNI106H1  Performing the City II (counts as Other)
UNI197H1 Hamilton: Musical and History (counts as Other)

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 2024-25)
DRM288H1 Introduction to Communications
DRM299Y1  Research Opportunity Program (not offered in 2024-25)
DRM390Y1  Independent Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
DRM391H1  Independent Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
DRM399Y1  Research Opportunity Program
DRM485H1   Senior Seminar in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies | Senior Seminar: Thesis (not offered in 2025-25)
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.