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Theatre And Performance

Faculty List

  • B. Freeman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto),   Associate Professor
  • T. Lamie, B.A. (Dalhousie), M.F.A. (York), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • E. Leffler, B.S. (Northwestern), M.A. (Cape Town), Ph.D., (Minnesota), Assistant Professor

 

ACM Program Manager: M. Hussain  Email: manaal.hussain@utoronto.ca

The Theatre and Performance program provides students with opportunities to investigate theatre and performance from the multiple vantage points of performers, directors, designers, technicians, and scholars. Students in our program emerge as creative practitioners with a dynamic range of collaborative skills and citizen-artists with a unique readiness to contribute to, and productively challenge, their society. Theatre and Performance draws together four groups: students who major or minor in theatre and performance studies, those who specialize in other aspects of arts, media and culture, students interested in pursuing a teaching career in Theatre, and students from other programs and majors who have a casual interest in theatre and performance. To address the needs of our diverse student body we offer courses in four complementary areas:
(1) the analysis of performance, based on theory and history;
(2) the practical, artistic skills of theatre-makers, including acting, directing, design, and technical theatre;
(3) the non-commercial uses of theatre in various communities, including schools and political movements; and
(4) the experiential, ensemble-based process of rehearsing and performing theatre.
By taking classes across these areas of our curriculum
Our students gain an intellectual and critical grounding in theatre and performance while also acquiring experience in theatre production Our program also benefits from ongoing connections to Toronto's vibrant arts scene. Field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and unique collaborations with working artists provide students with new knowledge, skills and exposure to working professionals in the field.

Note: Not all courses are offered every year. In planning their programs, students are encouraged to consult the ACM Program Manager.
Some courses in Theatre and Performance (THR) may include Ancillary fees.

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc)/ Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) with the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education provide students with a direct pathway to the completion, in 6 years, of their Undergraduate degree, Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications, and Master’s degree.​ These Combined Degree Programs allow students to complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees.

The Combined Degree Program option is:

  • Theatre and Performance Studies (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of the Calendar.​

Guidelines for first-year course selection
Students who intend to complete a Theatre and Performance Studies Program should include ACMB01H3, THRA10H3 and THRA11H3 in their first-year course selection.

The Theatre and Performance Program Study Guide can be found on the Department of Arts, Culture and Media website.

Areas of Focus

Theatre & Society

Theatre in Communities

Performance

Production

THRB20H3
THRB21H3
THRB22H3
THRC20H3

THRB40H3
THRC40H3
THRC41H3

THRB30H3
THRB31H3
THRB32H3
THRC30H3
THRD30H3
THRD31H3

THRB50H3
THRB55H3
THRB56H3
THRC50H3
THRC55H3
THRC56H3
THRD55H3
THRD56H3

Nomenclature Change: The Department of Arts, Culture and Media has changed the subject designator code for Theatre and Performance courses from VPD to THR. Consult the table below for equivalences.

Old Course Code

New Course Code

VPDA10H3

THRA10H3

VPDA11H3

THRA11H3

VPDB03H3

THRB50H3

VPDB04H3

THRB40H3

VPDB10H3

THRB20H3

VPDB11H3

THRB21H3

VPDB13H3

THRB22H3

VPDC01H3

THRC50H3

VPDC02H2

THRD30H3

VPDC13H3

THRC20H3

VPDC20H3

THRC15H3

VPDD23H3

THRD90H3

VPDD28H3

THRD91H3

VPDD50H3

THRD60H3

 

Experiential Learning and Outreach
For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.