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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.15  THEATRE DEPARTMENT

13.15.3 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINE ARTS (THEATRE STUDIES)

Note: Effective January 1, 2013, admissions were suspended to the following program. Current Students must complete their degree requirements by January 1, 2019 as per Faculty regulations [§13.2.1] regarding discontinued programs.


The general requirements for this degree are described under the section BA in Fine Arts (4-Year) in 13.9.1.

To qualify for the BA degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in theatre studies, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours
These include courses in: Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Social and Natural Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110, 251, 252, 351, 353
Note: Students working towards “mention bilingue” may meet this requirement through French language composition and creative writing courses.

 
3.0  
Social and Natural Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Any two courses in the following areas excluding courses in research/statistics, and Computer Science:
ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, STS, SOC, SOST, (other than Statistics or methodology)
Any Science course (include MATH, other than CS)

 
3.0  
Culture and Society (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Any two in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150, English language expository or creative writing:
ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, INDG, IDS, IS, JS, Language other than English, Literature in translation, RLST, PHIL WGST.

 
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)

3.0

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), SOST 201, PSYC 305

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

With permission of the Dean or Designate, students may use appropriate courses from Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Kinesiology and Health Studies, or Social Work, to fulfill this requirement or to complete the additional 9 credit hours of Critical Competencies requirements.

 
3.0

Critical Competency Electives:
Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the above areas.

 
3.0  
3.0  

Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 36 credit hours in a single disciplinary area (Art History, Film and Video Studies, Music, Theatre Studies)
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.
65% required in Concentration

3.0 THEA 100  
3.0 2 Production or Studio  courses  
3.0  
3.0 4 Studies/History courses  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

5 courses in the concentration at the student’s discretion.

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours

9.0

Nine credit hours outside the area of concentration.

 
3.0 One FA course or other interdisciplinary Fine Arts course (approved by Dean or Designate).  
Open Electives – 42 credit hours
120.0 Total:  65% P.G.P.A required.


Note: With the department head's approval, ENGL 301 and 302 may be substituted for Theatre Studies courses.


13.15.3.1 Minor in Fine Arts (Theatre Studies)
Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
3.0 THST 200  

3.0

THST 250  
3.0 Two THST at the 300 level  
3.0  
3.0

Two THST at the 400 level

 
3.0  
18.0 Total
Note: 3 credit hours may be in a performance or studio course


13.15.3.2 Bachelor of Arts Honours in Fine Arts (Theatre Studies)

Note: Effective January 1, 2013, admissions were suspended to the following program. Current Students must complete their degree requirements by January 1, 2019 as per Faculty regulations [13.2.1] regarding discontinued programs.



Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours
These include courses in: Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Social and Natural Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110, 251, 252, 351, 353
Note: Students working towards “mention bilingue” may meet this requirement through French language composition and creative writing courses.

 
3.0  
Social and Natural Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Any two in the following areas excluding courses in research/statistics, and Computer Science:
ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, STS, SOC, SOST, any Science courses

 
3.0  
Culture and Society (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Any two in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic), English language expository or creative writing:
ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, HJ, INDG, IDS, Language other than English, Literature in translation, RLST, PHIL, WGST.

 
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)
3.0

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), SOST 201, PSYC 305 Students may use statistics courses offered by Faculties outside Arts and Science with permission of the Dean or designate.

 

9.0

Critical Competency Electives:
Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the areas.

 

Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 57 credit hours in a single disciplinary area (Art History, Film and Video Studies, Music, Theatre Studies)
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.

3.0 THEA 100  
3.0 2 Production or Studio courses  
3.0  
3.0 4 Studies/History courses  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

5 courses in the concentration at the student’s discretion.

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  

Honours Requirements – 21 credit hours
Students require an overall GPA of 70% and a GPA of 75% in the disciplinary area to complete the Honour’s degree.

3.0 3 additional courses at the 300/400 level  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 An Honours paper or project  

3.0

FA 400 seminar (new course or variable topic course as required) or other senior seminar as approved by the Department Head or Associate Dean, Undergraduate.

 
6.0 Language other than English relevant to the area of study. May be taken as part of the Critical Competency requirements.  
Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours
3.0

Nine credit hours outside of area of concentration

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 One FA course or other approved (by Dean or Designate) interdisciplinary Fine Arts course.  
Open Electives – 21 credit hours
120.0 Total


Note: With the department head's approval, ENGL 301 and 302 may be substituted for some Theatre Studies requirements.