Additional information

Admission requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a specialization or major in Theatre or related discipline;
    OR
    An honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with a minor in Theatre and two or more years of relevant experience;
    OR
    An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with three or more years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum overall average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines.

Program requirements

To be eligible, the applicant should have:

  • theoretical grounding in the social, historical, and structural aspects of theatre;
  • a solid background in the literature and theory of drama;
  • knowledge of theatrical practice, including an understanding of the basic techniques of acting, directing, production and theatre administration; and
  • evidence of strong writing and reading skills in either English or French.

Documents required for admission

The following documents are required for admission:

  • the official University of Ottawa application for admission - graduate studies form;
  • a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • an official transcript of the applicant’s academic record covering all previous university studies;
  • a letter of intent by the applicant (three pages maximum), setting out the reasons for wishing to pursue graduate studies and a description of the areas of interest in regard to possible thesis topics;
  • a sample of an undergraduate paper (scholarly writing);
  • three letters of recommendation.

MA with Major Research Paper (12 months) : Degree requirements

A total of 18 course units is required:

  • Four core courses of three course units each (12 course units);
    • THE5110 Research Methods in Theatre and Performance Studies
    • THE5120 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies
    • THE5130 Dramaturgy
    • THE5140 Theory of Performance
  • two elective seminars or courses taken either within or outside the Department of Theatre (6 course units);
  • THE 6999 Major Research Paper (MRP) (50 pages)

The program is governed by the general regulations of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The official version of this information is located on the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies web site.

Normal sequence for completion (MA with Major Research Paper)

 


Fall session


Winter session


Summer session

Obligatory
Courses


THE5140 Theory of Performance

THE 5130
Dramaturgy

THE 5110 Research Methods in Theatre and Performance Studies

THE5120 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies

THE6999

Major Research Paper (MRP)

Electives

Elective/Seminar course

Elective/Seminar course

 
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