Drama as a Major
The minimum Faculty requirement for a major concentration is ★6 at the 400-level. However, students wishing to concentrate in Drama are required to complete an additional ★3 at the 400-level or above to fulfil the departmental requirement, for a total of a minimum of ★9 at the 400-level or above.
A major in Drama requires DRAMA 103 and DRAMA 150 as foundation courses which should be taken in the first year and which fulfill the Group 1 Breadth and Diversity Requirement of the BA. At the senior level, the Department requires a minimum of ★30 and a maximum of ★48 (at least ★9 of which must be at the 400-level or above). The program requires core courses in Theatre History or Theory (DRAMA 203 , DRAMA 208 and DRAMA 308 plus two of DRAMA 302 , 305, DRAMA 306 , DRAMA 327 , DRAMA 406 , DRAMA 409 ), Acting (DRAMA 257 ), and Production (DRAMA 279 ). DRAMA 203 , DRAMA 208 , DRAMA 257 , and DRAMA 279 should be taken in the second year. Further courses are available in acting, community-based theatre, design, directing, dramatic and theatrical theory, improvisation, movement, oral communication, performer-created theatre, playwriting, production and performance, technical theatre, and theatre history. Students may select Drama options to obtain broad exposure to theatre, or may focus on specific areas of interest.
The sequential nature of the BA (Drama) program requires careful planning of second-, third- and fourth-year choices. As students must obtain prior consent from the Department of Drama each year to register in certain BA Drama courses, students should consult a BA Drama Advisor as early as possible to obtain assistance in selecting their courses.