Master of Arts in Theatre (Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy)

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.

Degree requirements

 A total of 27 course units is required over a maximum of a twenty-month period, including:

  • four core courses of three 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
  • one elective seminar or course taken either within or outside the Department of Theatre (3 course units);
  • the MA thesis (100 pages) (12 course units). 
    • THE6990 Thesis Proposal
    • THE7999 Thesis

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 sequences for completion (MA with Thesis)

 

First year 
Fall session

First year 
Winter session

First year 
Summer Session

Second year 
Fall session

Second year 
Winter session

Second year
Summer Session

Obligatory
Courses

THE5140 Theory of Performance


THE 5130  
Dramaturgy

THE 5110 Research Methods in Theatre and Performance Studiess

THE7999 MA Thesis*

THE7999 MA Thesis

THE5120 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies

THE7999 MA Thesis

THE7999 MA Thesis

Electives

 

 

 

Elective
Seminar/course

 

 

 

Thesis Proposal

 

THE 6990 
Thesis Proposal 

 

 

 

 

* MA thesis continued once topic is approved.

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