Program Outline

BFA Theatre Major

This four year program introduces students to a broad foundation of various theatre arts in their first year, with the option of specializing in a selected area beginning in second year, or maintaining a comprehensive designation.

Specializations
All specializations (except the Comprehensive option) require students to maintain an overall GPA of 5.0 (grade level B) and an overall GPA in Theatre courses of 6.0 (grade level B+). See specific program and course requirements for each specialization in the box below.

BA Honours in Theatre History

Interested students can apply to enter the Honours program in their third year of study if they meet the course requirements of a minimum of six units in Theatre with a GPA of 6.0 (B+) or better.

To graduate with a BA Honours in Theatre History, students require a minimum of 30 units of Theatre; at least 15 units must be in designated Theatre History courses at the 300 and 400 level (THEA 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414) and 6 units in approved, related disciplines.

Theatre/Writing Focus

Students interested in Theatre and Writing are able to pursue a double major. Applications must be accepted by both the Theatre and Writing departments and students are encouraged to contact the Fine Arts Advisor to obtain assistance with planning their program. Application deadline for the Department of Writing is March 31. Visit the Department of Writing website for more information on their application process.

Program Requirements

Acting

Suggested course selections for each year for students interested in Acting specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0

 

FA 101 - Creative Being

1.5

  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.
1.5
  Electives (Outside the department)
All of the required 12 units of electives for the Acting Specialization must be taken outside of the department. These electives include the 3.0 units of English and 1.5 units for FA 101.
3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

Audition and permission is required to enter into the Acting Specializatoin after Year 1

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  THEA 221 / 222: Acting I and Acting II 3.0
  THEA 223: Introduction to Voice 1.5
  THEA 225: Introduction to Stage Movement 1.5
  THEA 229: Theatre Peformance 1.5
  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. For the Acting Specialization, it is recommended that all 3.0 units are completed before the end of second year.
1.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

Permission is required to progress to subsequent years in the Acting Specialization.

 
  THEA 321 / 322: Acting III and Acting IV 3.0

 

THEA 323 / 324: Speech in Theatre I and II 3.0

 

THEA 325 / 326: Stage Movement I and II 3.0
 

THEA 421 / 422: Acting III and Acting IV
(421: Acting for the Camera in Film & Televison)

3.0
  THEA 423 / 424: Speech in Theatre I and II 3.0
  THEA 425 / 426: Stage Movement I and II 3.0
  THEA 329: Theatre Peformance 1.5
  THEA 429: Theatre Peformance 1.5
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
4.5
  Electives (Outside the department)
All of the required 12 units of electives for the Acting Specialization must be taken outside of the department. These electives can be at any level.
4.5

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • Auditions are held for students wishing to enter the acting specialization after first year. Only selected students will proceed into 2nd year. Students who are not selected are welcome to audition again at the end of their 2nd year. Permission must be granted by the department for students to progress to each subsequent year in the acting specialization.
  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • For the Acting Specialization, all of the required 12 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

Applied

Suggested course selections for each year for students interested in Applied Theatre specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0

 

THEA 132: Exploring Theatre Through Dramatic Process

3.0

  FA 101 - Creative Being 1.5
 

English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.

1.5

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  THEA 235: Introduction to Applied Theatre 3.0
  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. It is recommneded to take all your required English courses by the end of 2nd year.
1.5
 

Electives
A total of 15 units of elective courses must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.
NOTE: Students applying to the Secondary post-degree professional program (PDPP) in Education should consult with an Education Advisor for required admission courses.

4.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  THEA 331/ 332: Directing I & II 3.0

 

THEA 335: Applied Theatre I 3.0

 

THEA 355 / 356: Design Aesthetics I & II 3.0
 

THEA 394 Directed Studies in Applied Theatre
or EDCI 487 Special Topics in Education
Directed Studies or special topics courses can be taken more than once in different topics to a maximum of 6 units. 1.5 units are required to complete Applied Theatre specialization.

1.5
  THEA 435 Applied Theatre II 3.0
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414, FA 315, FA 335 and/or FA 356 if offered.
4.5
  Electives (Outside the department)
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English and 1.5 units for FA 101. See note below.
6.0*
  Electives (Outside or Theatre)
See note below.
6.0*

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses,
  • *Of the total of 12 units of electives in the 3rd and 4th year, 3.0 units of these must be at the 300+ level.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

Comprehensive

The comprehensive specialization allows students to cover a broad area of interests across theatre disciplines as well as incorporate another majors or minor from outside the department.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0

 

FA 101 - Creative Being

1.5

 

English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.

1.5
 

Electives
A total of 15 units of elective courses must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.

3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. It is recommended that all 3.0 units are completed before the end of second year.
1.5
 

Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major.

7.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  Theatre courses 300+ level 10.5

 

Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
4.5
  Electives (Theatre or Non-Theatre)
A total of 6.0 units these electives have to be at the 300+ level. The remainder can be at any level. A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major.
15.0

 


 

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

Design

Sugested course selections for each year for students interested in Design specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0
  FA 101 - Creative Being 1.5
 

English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.

1.5
  Electives
A total of 15 units of elective courses must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.
3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  THEA 251/ 252: Introduction to Design I & II 3.0
 

Choice of Costumes or Lighting design:
Costumes: THEA 261: Costume Design I and one of:

OR Lighting: THEA 348/349: Lighting Design I & II

3.0
  English Course
A total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major. 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year.
1.5
 

Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major.

1.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  THEA 331/ 332: Directing I & II 3.0
 

Choice of Set, Costume or Lighting areas (choose 2 pairs of courses):

6.0
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
4.5
  Electives (Outside the department)
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English and 1.5 units for FA 101. See note below.
10.5*
  Electives (Outside or Theatre)
See note below.
6.0*

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.
  • *Of the total of 16.5 units of electives in the 3rd and 4th year, 4.5-6.0 units of these must be at the 300+ level.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

Directing

Recommneded course selections for students interested in Directing specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0
  FA 101 - Creative Being 1.5
 

English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.

1.5
 

Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English and 1.5 units for FA 101.

3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  THEA 218 / 219: Acting (for non-acting specialization students) 3.0
  English Course
3.0 units are required for a theatre major. 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. It is recommneded to take all your required English courses by the end of 2nd year.
1.5
 

Electives
It is strongly recommended to take WRIT 203: Playwriting Workshop.
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.

4.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  THEA 331/ 332: Directing I & II 3.0

 

THEA 355 / 356: Design Aesthetics I & II 3.0
  THEA 431/432: Directing III & IV 3.0
  THEA 499: Theatre Laboratory
3.0
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
4.5
 

Electives (Outside the department)
It is strongly recommended to take WRIT 311: Stucture in Stage Drama.
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English and 1.5 units of FA 101. See note below.

3.0*
  Electives (Outside or Theatre)
See note below.
10.5*

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.
  • *Of the total of 13.5 units of electives in the 3rd and 4th year, 4.50 units of these must be at the 300+ level.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

 

Production

Recommneded course selections for students interested in Production and Management specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0
  FA 101 - Creative Being 1.5
  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.
1.5
  Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.
3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  THEA 251/ 252: Introduction to Design I & II 3.0
 

THEA 299: Theatre Laboratory OR Theatre elective

3.0
  English Course
3.0 units are required for a theatre major. 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. It is recommneded to take all your required English courses by the end of 2nd year.
1.5
  Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major.
1.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  THEA 305: Advanced Production and Management 3.0
  THEA 405: Advanced Production and Management 3.0
 

Choice of Set, Costume or Lighting design (choose 2 pairs of courses):

6.0
  THEA 395: Directed Studies in Production and/or Management 3.0
  THEA 499: Theatre Laboratory 3.0
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
4.5
  Electives (Outside the department)
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101. Electives can be at any level.
6.0
  Electives (Outside or Theatre)
Electives can be at any level.
1.5

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

 

History

Suggested course selections for each year for students interested in the Theatre History specialization.

Level

Courses

Units

Year 1

 

 
  THEA 105: Introduction to Stage Craft & Technical Practice 3.0
  THEA 111 / 112: History and Language of the Theatre (Parts I & II) 3.0
  THEA 120: Introduction to the Art of Acting 3.0
  FA 101 - Creative Being 1.5
  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major, of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement should be satisfied in the first year.
1.5
  Electives
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.
3.0

 

1st Year Total:   

15.0

Year 2

 

  THEA 205: Intro to Production and Management 3.0

 

THEA 210 / 211: Theatre History – French Classicism to 19th Century / Modern Theatre

3.0

  English Course
At total of 3.0 units are required for a theatre major of which 1.5 units must be taken before the end of second year. It is recommneded to take all your required English courses by the end of 2nd year.
1.5
 

Electives
A total of 15 units of elective courses must be taken outside the department to complete this theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English courses and 1.5 units for FA 101.

7.5

 

2nd Year Total:   

15.0

Year 3 & 4

 

 
  Theatre History 300+ level
Choose from 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 328, 333, 337, 338, 362, 363, 390, 391, 409 410, 411, 412, 414.
7.5

 

Theatre courses 300+ level 4.5

 

THEA 490: Graduating Project 3.0
  Approved electives
To be determined by the student and theatre department. See note.
6.0*
  Electives (Theatre or Non-Theatre)
A total of 15 units must be taken outside the department to complete a theatre major. These electives include the 3.0 units of English and 1.5 units for FA 101. See note.
9.0*

 

Total:   

30.0

 

 

 

NOTE:

  • A minimum of 3.0 units of English electives are required to complete a theatre major, with 1.5 units required to be taken before the end of second year. If required, the Academic Writing Requirement can be satisfied by taking one of ENGL 135, 146, or 147.
  • A minimum of 4.5 units of senior level 300+ Theatre History courses are required to complete a theatre major..
  • A minimum of 15 units of elective courses must be selected from outside of the department. These include FA 101 and your English courses.
  • *Of the total of 15.0 units of electives in the 3rd and 4th year, 6.0 units of these must be at the 300+ level.

For more information on our program requirements, please refer to the UVic Calendar or contact Anne Heinl, the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.

 


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