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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.15 DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

The Department of Theatre offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Peformance with optional concentrations in either Acting or Design/Stage Management.

Requirements for the degree and optional concentrations are outlined under separate headings below.

 

13.15.1 BACHELOR OF ARTS, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE MAJOR.

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competency Requirements– 18 Credit Hours
Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; Analytical Thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences, and Research Skills and Methodologies.
3.0 Communication in Writing:
Two of ACAD 100, ENGL 100 or ENGL 110
 
3.0  
3.0

Culture and Society

FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts; and

Any three courses in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic),

ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100-level, HIST, HUM, INDG, IDS, IS, JS, Language other than English, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

Natural or Social Sciences

Two courses in the following areas: (excluding courses in research/statistics)

ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, and STS other than statistics or methodology

Any Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
3.0

Research and Methodology:

Any course in research methods, statistical analysis, logic, or computer science offered through the Faculties of Arts and Science, such as: PHIL 150, CS (any course), INDG 280, 282, SOST 201, 203, 306, 307, PSYC 204, 305, WGST 220.

STATS (any course),

ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.

Statistics courses offered through Faculties other than Arts and Science may be used with approval by the Dean of designate.

 
Fine Arts
3.0 4 Fine Arts (chosen from Art, ARTS, CTCH, FA, Film, INA, INAH, Music)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 THDS 121  
3.0 THST 200  
3.0 THDS 240  
3.0 THST 250  
3.0 THAC 260  
3.0 THST 380  
3.0 THST (any level)  
3.0 THST (300 or 400 Level)  
3.0 THST (300 or 400 Level)  
3.0 THST (400 Level)  
3.0 9 credit hours THAC 200, 300 or 400 Level  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 THAC 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 12 credit hours THDS 200, 300 or 400 Level  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 THDS 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 12 credit hours
Critical Competency or Fine Arts electives
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 18 credit hours open electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total 65% required in major and in program for graduation  


13.15.1.1 BA THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE MAJOR - ACTING CONCENTRATION

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competency Requirements
3.0 Communication in Writing  
3.0  
3.0 Culture and Society
FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts: and
Two courses from the Culture and Society category.
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 Natural or Social Sciences  
3.0  
3.0 Research and Methodology  
Fine Arts
3.0 4 Fine Arts (chosen from Art, ARTH, CTCH, FA, Film, INA, INAH, Music)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 Any THAC, THEA, THDS or THST course  
3.0 THDS 121  
3.0 THST 200  
3.0 THDS 240  
3.0 THST 250  
3.0 THAC 260  
3.0 THST 380  
3.0 THST (any level)  
3.0 THST (300 or 400 Level)  
3.0 THST (300 or 400 Level)  
3.0 THST (400 Level)  
3.0 THAC (300 or 400 Level or THAC 365 AA-ZZ)  
3.0 THAC (300 or 400 Level or THAC 365 AA-ZZ)  
3.0 THAC (300 or 400 Level or THAC 365 AA-ZZ)  
3.0 THAC (300 or 400 Level or THAC 365 AA-ZZ)  
3.0 THAC (300 or 400 Level or THAC 365 AA-ZZ)  
3.0 THAC 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 THAC 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 THAC 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 THAC 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 Fine Arts or Critical Competency Elective  
3.0 18 credit hours open electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total  


13.15.1.2 BA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE MAJOR-DESIGN/STAGE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competency Requirements*
3.0 Communication in Writing  
3.0  
3.0 Culture and Society
FA 202; and
Two other courses from the Culture and Society category.
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 Natural or Social Sciences  
3.0  
3.0 Research and Methodology  
Fine Arts
3.0 4 Fine Arts (chosen from Art, ARTH, CTCH, FA, Film, INA, INAH, Music)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 Any THAC, THEA, THDS or THST course  
3.0 THDS 121  
3.0 THST 200  
3.0 THDS 240  
3.0 THST 250  
3.0 THAC 260  
3.0 THST 380  
3.0 THST (any level)  
3.0 THST (300 or 400 Level)  
3.0 THST (300 or 400 Level)  
3.0 THST (400 Level)  
3.0 THDS (200 or 300 Level)  
3.0 THDS (200 or 300 Level)  
3.0 THDS (200 or 300 Level)  
3.0 THDS (200 or 300 Level)  
3.0 THDS (200 or 300 Level)  
3.0 THDS 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 THDS 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 THDS 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 THDS 365 AA-ZZ  
3.0 Fine Arts or Critical Competency Elective  
3.0 18 credit hours open electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total  


13.15.1.3 MINOR IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
3.0 THST 250  
3.0 THST 380  
3.0 THAC 260  
3.0 THDS 121  
3.0 THAC or THDS (300 level or above)  
3.0 THAC or THDS or THST (300 Level or above)  
18.0 Total  


13.15.2 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA)

Note: Effective January 1, 2013, admissions were suspended to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (acting and stage management streams.

Current students must complete their degree requirements by January 1, 2019 as per Faculty regulations [§13.2.1] regarding discontinued programs.

To qualify for the BFA degree in theatre, students must complete at least 120 credits as follows. Except by special permission of the department head, in order to be admitted to year 3 of any program students must have completed all of the liberal arts requirements.

Each study area also has specific requirements for continuation from one year or level to the next.

Of the 120 credit hours required for the degree, students may select up to 12 credit hours of THAC or THDS 365AA-ZZ to be graded pass/fail. The declaration of this intention must be made at the time of registration on the registration form. Note that choice of pass/fail grading may make students ineligible for some scholarships and the Dean’s Honours List.

 

13.15.2.1 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)
Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
Critical Competency Requirements– 18 Credit Hours
(See list of Critical Competency courses in BA Fine Arts Theatre Studies program)
3.0 Communication in Writing - 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Social or Natural Sciences - 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Culture and Society - 2 courses  
3.0  
Fine Arts – 15 Credit Hours
3.0 3 Fine Arts courses outside major or FA interdisciplinary (chosen from CTCH, FA, Film, Music, Art, ARTH, INA, INAH)
2 courses (may include major)
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Core Theatre Courses – 24 Credit Hours
3.0 THDS 121  
3.0 THST 200  
3.0 THDS 240  
3.0 THST 250  
3.0 THST 380  
3.0 THST any level  
3.0 2 THST (300/400)  
3.0  
Acting Stream – 39 Credit hours
3.0 THAC 260  
3.0 8 THAC courses at the 300 and 400 level.  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 4 THAC 365/465 (at least 6 CH at the 400 Level)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 8 Open electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total 65% required in major and in program for graduation  


13.15.2.2 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design/Stage Management Stream)
Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
Critical Competencies – 18 Credit Hours
(See list of Critical Competency courses in BA Fine Arts Theatre Studies program)
3.0 Communication in Writing - 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Natural or Social Science - 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Culture and Society - 2 courses  
3.0  
Fine Arts – 15 Credit Hours
3.0 3 Fine Arts courses outside major or FA interdisciplinary (chosen from CTCH, FA, Film, Music, Art, ARTH, INA, INAH)
2 courses (may include major)
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Core Theatre Courses – 24 Credit Hours
3.0 THDS 121  
3.0 THST 200  
3.0 THDS 240  
3.0 THST 250  
3.0 THST 380  
3.0 THST any level  
3.0 2 THST 300/400 Level  
3.0  
Theatre Design/Stage Management Courses – 39 Credit Hours
3.0 THDS 220 or THDS 230  
3.0 3 Theatre Design/Stage Management courses (200 level)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 3 Theatre Design/Stage Management courses (300 level)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 THDS 347  
3.0 1 THDS (400 Level)  
3.0 4 THDS 365/465 (at least 6 credit hours at the 400 Level)  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Open Electives – 24 Credit Hours
3.0 8 open electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total 65% required in the major and program for graduation