Undergraduate study in Drama

What can you study in Drama?

You will combine the literary study of drama with experience in all aspects of performance. Advanced Drama courses provide training in acting and involve a full-scale, public production. As you proceed with your study you can concentrate on areas such as acting, writing or directing; or you might choose to focus on the historical or theoretical study of Drama.
 

Undergraduate programmes in Drama

You can study Drama as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Drama will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.
 

Enrolling in Stage I Drama courses

If you are thinking of a major in Drama, we advise you to take at least one of ENGLISH 109 Drama on Stage and Screen or CLASSICS 110 Classical Mythology through Tragedy.

Other useful subjects

A number of other subjects will give you a better understanding of drama: Media, Film and Television; English; Psychology; Anthropology; History; Art History or Writing Studies.

The live production of drama can involve speech, song, music, dance, movement and gesture, lighting, sound effects, costuming and set design.
 

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Drama

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Drama as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts.

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Drama. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Drama

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre