- B. Freeman, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
- T. Lamie, B.A. (Dalhousie), M.F.A. (York), Associate Professor Teaching Stream Emeritus
- E. Leffler, B.S. (Northwestern), M.A. (Cape Town), Ph.D., (Minnesota), Assistant Professor
- C. Melo, B.F.A. (Otis College of Art), M.A. (California State University, Los Angeles), Ph.D. (California State University, Los Angeles), Assistant Professor
ACM Program Manager: M. Hussain Email: email@example.com
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 draw 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:
- The analysis of performance, based on theory and history;
- The practical, artistic skills of theatre-makers, including acting, directing, design, and technical theatre;
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.
- The non-commercial uses of theatre in various communities, including schools and political movements; and
- 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 provides 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 credits 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, refer to 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 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
Experiential Learning and Outreach