Undergraduate Summer Courses

Summer Course Intensives for CDTPS Students 

DRM386H1 S Theatre Criticism: Writing about the Toronto Fringe Festival

Intensive: July 3 – 20, 2018

In a unique partnership between the Toronto Fringe Festival (which runs July 4-15, 2018) and the University of Toronto, this course provides students with a practical and immersive environment in which they will receive first-hand experience writing, editing and filing theatre reviews, while investigating the Fringe as an artistic institution and producing model.

Students will receive complimentary press tickets from among 150+ Fringe plays in order to write reviews of them.

There will be lectures held on Tuesdays and Thursday (6 to 9 pm) from July 3-19 as well as group and individual writing tutorials/workshops (1-2 hours/week) accommodating student availability.

Registration deadline: March 10, 2018



Queen’s University: Field School in Medieval Theatre Studies

Intensive: August 12 – 29, 2018

Join the Dan School of Drama and Music (Queen's University) for their annual summer Medieval Theatre Studies program at Herstmonceux Castle, UK. The program runs for 18 days at the end of August.

The students complete 6.0 units — 3.0 units in medieval dramatic literature and history and 3.0 units in medieval performance. Field trips include Canterbury, Brighton, and London.

Upon returning, the transfer credit office at U of T can count this towards Group B or C as 0.5 credit for the two combined: DRM2*1H9.

The highlight of the course is the participation by the students as performers in England’s Medieval Festival which comes to Herstmonceux each year for the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August. The Festival, which is Britain’s largest, brings more than 10,000 visitors to the Castle each summer.

In past summers, under the direction of experienced directors, the students have performed excerpts from the Digby Mary Magdalene play, the N-Town Mary play, and most recently two Robin Hood plays. The course is open to undergraduate students of all levels on a letter of permission (from FAS).

Application deadline: March 10, 2018


→ More info about non-Queen’s application process
→ U of T Letter of Permission Link
→ Educational Travel Scholarship

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Additional questions should go to:
Jenn Stephenson
Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Studies

Dan School of Drama and Music
Queen’s University
Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Theatre Review