Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in Theatre

Welcome to centre stage! From practice to theory, from performance to reception, the Department of Theatre offers training in most aspects of theatre and prepares students for a career of creative expression and intellectual stimulation. We teach acting, directing, playwriting, arts administration, dramaturgy, theatre history, production, technical theatre and design as well as theory and aesthetics. When it comes to practice, opportunities abound: the Department produces up to twenty-five original productions a season.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Theatre program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degrees

  • Honours BA with Specialization in Theatre FI
  • Honours BA with Major in Theatre FI
  • Introduction to Acting profile
  • Theory profile
  • Education profile
  • Arts Administration profile
  • Theatre Studies profile

Minor

  • Minor in Theatre

FI French Immersion Studies available

Language of instruction

Programs are offered in English or in French. Certain courses required for the Honours with Specialization program are bilingual.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Actor
  • Director/Administrator
  • Artistic director
  • Theatre or drama teacher
  • Stage manager
  • Production Manager

What can I do with my studies? (www.sass.uOttawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities in theatre. 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN THEATRE – 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)

Notes:
1 This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

3 credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry

3 credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
PHI1102 Moral reasoning PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions PHI1104 Great Philosophers

 

 

 

First module Theatre

42 credits

(14 courses)

THE1100 Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: Onstage

THE1101 Introduction to the Practice of Theatre : Backstage

THE2123 Principles of Play Analysis
THE2131 Theatre History I THE2132 Theatre History II

THE3310 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies

 

24 course credits according to the chosen profile requirements: Arts Administration, Education, Introduction to Acting, Theatre Studies, Theory or Production

Second module Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year.
Students must add a second module, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.

Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second module.
 

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 elective credits (8 courses).
  • In the minor option, students must take 36 elective credits (12 courses).

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION PROFILE

AMT3901 Gestion des organismes artistiques et culturels I / Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations I
AMT3902 Gestion des organismes artistiques et culturels II / Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations II
THE4930 Régie / Stage Management
THE4960 Administration théâtrale / Theatre Administration

6 optional THE credits
3 optional THE credits at the 3000 or 4000 level

3 optional credits from :

CMN1148 Introduction to Organizational Communication
THE3310 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies
THE4151 Theatre Research
THE4333 Theatre Criticism

 

EDUCATION PROFILE

THE2111 Introduction to Acting
THE2150 Technical Theatre
THE3111 Principles of Play Direction
THE3121 Theatre Production
THE3347 Theatre in English Canada

THE3152
or
THE4930

Technical Theatre II

Régie / Stage Management

6 optional course credits in Theatre (THE) at the 4000 level

 

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING PROFILE – REQUIRES AN AUDITION AFTER 2ND YEAR

THE2111 Introduction to Acting
THE2122 Fundamental Techniques of Voice and Movement
THE3126 Classical Repertoire
THE3141 Realistic Acting
THE4122 Non-Realistic Acting
THE4919 Shakespeare rencontre Molière / Shakespeare Meets Molière
THE4922 Travail dirigé en jeu / Special Study in Acting
3 optional THE credits

 

THEATRE STUDIES PROFILE

9 optional THE credits
9 optional course credits in theatre (THE) at the 3000 or 4000 level
6 optional course credits in theatre (THE) at the 4000 level

 

THEORY PROFILE

THE2100 The Theatrical Event
THE3132 Theory of the Theatrical Event
THE3347 Theatre in English Canada
THE4123 Practice of Dramaturgy
THE4151 Theatre Research
THE4333 Theatre Criticism
6 optional THE credits

 

Production Profile

THE2150 Technical Theatre I
THE3121 Theatre Production
THE3152 Technical Theatre II
THE4911 Son et éclairage /Sound and Lighting
THE4315 Scenography
THE4930 Régie / Stage Management
THE4960 Administration théâtrale / Theatre Administration
3 optional course credits in theatre (THE)
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