Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

The programs of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies combines high standards of practical, professional theatre training with a broad, rich, and rigorous academic program. Offering courses in dramatic literature, dramaturgy, world theatre, and critical theory and history, as well as practical streams in acting, production and design, and playwriting and directing, the Drama Centre emphasizes the integration of academic and practical work in its holistic approach to classical through contemporary theatre and performance.


    Admission Information

    • Apply to the Humanities admission category on the St. George campus
    • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
    • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


    Honours Bachelor of Arts Programs

    • Drama (specialist, major and minor options)


    First-Year Courses

    • DRM 100Y1 - Drama: Form and Style
    • DRM 101Y1 - Introduction to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
    • UNI 102Y1 - Performing the City


    Advice for First Year

    1.0 FCE of our 3 first-year courses is a mandatory pre- or co-requisite for all DRM courses, including the entry points to the three practical streams: DRM 200Y1 - Performance I, DRM 228H1 - Playwriting I, and DRM 254Y1 - Production and Design I, all of which are open to first-year students. There are two rounds of auditions and interviews for DRM 200Y and DRM 254Y. The first round is held in April with an application deadline in March; the second round is held in early September with an application deadline in early August; and acceptance into DRM 228H is based on a portfolio submission due in early August.



    A Drama Major or Minor may be combined with programs in a wide variety of other fields, such as programs in languages and literature and programs such as Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Commerce, English, Fine Art, History, Music, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.


    Direct career options include:

    Acting coach Film or TV crew member
    Actor Fundraiser
    Backstage technician Model
    Box office manager Motivational speaker
    Casting director Performer
    Therapist Teacher
    Event Planner
    Arts Administrator


    Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


    First Year