Programs of study

Undergraduate programs

The Department of Theatre offers programs that introduce students to the practice and study of theatre in all its facets, from acting, directing, and design to criticism and dramaturgy.

The programs integrate the dominant English and French theatrical traditions; this complementary approach encourages students to explore both traditions.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Department's many productions.


  • Certain courses required for the Honours program are bilingual.
  • Because of the highly specialized nature of certain studio courses, in particular the directing and acting courses, the Department may require an interview, an audition, or another form of evaluation. Enrolment in those courses will be limited.
  • Any theatre course given in English may be replaced by the equivalent course given in French, and vice versa, in consultation with the Department.


Our Programs

Honours BA in theatre

BFA - Acting

Major in theatre

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Minor in theatre

Professor Kathryn Prince, Director of BA and MA programs.

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Graduate programs
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The Department of Theatre offers two programs at the Masters level:

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA) (Directing)

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

This innovative program allows students to benefit from the approaches to directing found in Canada's two principal theatrical cultures. Our program also aims to cultivate our students' sense of aesthetic diversity, exposing them to contrasting approaches to the director's art, from traditional, text-based production to devised and post-dramatic performance.

Master of Arts in Theatre (MA) (Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy)

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021 subject to program availability, very good files will continue to be reviewed after the deadlines.

The Department of theatre offers two MA options:

1. MA with Thesis (2 years) : This two-year program permits students to develop and perfect their interpretative, critical and scholarly skills, as well as spark the intellectual curiosity required for doctoral studies.

Two MA thesis formats are offered:

a) The traditional MA with Thesis consists of a review of literature, its critical analysis and synthesis on a topic chosen by the student (100 pages);

b) The MA Thesis with Creative Project consists of a creative project and its critical analysis (50 pages).

2. NEW: MA with Major Research Paper (MRP) (12 months): This twelve-month program offers the opportunity to the students to follow several courses in theatre on various topics: dramaturgy, performance analysis, research methodology, courses with variable themes, etc. The program also includes the writing of a research paper (50 pages), on a topic chosen by the student.

For more information, contact Kathryn Prince, Director of BA and MA programs

Recent MA Theses Written and Defended in the Department of Theatre

Professor Anne-Marie Ouellet, Director of BFA and MFA programs

Professor Kathryn Prince, Director of BA and MA programs

Did you know?

  • Our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA) (Directing) is the only bilingual program in the country.
  • The new Master of Arts in Theatre (MA) (Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy) prepares graduates to follow doctoral programs offered by Canadian universities and abroad.
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