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Theatre Courses

Acting for the Theatre Courses

Description: This course emphasizes the development of imagination and physical expression, including the basics of improvisation, the playing of intention, and the group ensemble experience working towards presentation.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in a specialization program in the Department of Theatre may not take this course for credit.

  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.

  • Students who have received credit for TPER 201 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 201 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course builds on skills previously acquired in the area of playing intention and group ensemble, emphasizing the development of skills pertaining to language, character, and text.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.

  • Students who have received credit for TPER 202 or for this topic under a TPER 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a specialization in the Department of Theatre is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course is designed to bring together students from all of the Department’s specializations to explore basic skills and principles of performance creation and acting for the theatre. The course combines theoretical readings and practical explorations relating to diverse perspectives on an artist’s role in society.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PERC 209 , TDEV 209, or TPER 209 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course places increased emphasis on movement, voice, and text interpretation, working in a realistic style of physical actions such as Stanislavski’s work on embodiment. The course offers foundational principles for creating a role, with focus on contemporary and early modern realistic dramatic texts.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 210 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Acting for the Theatre is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course cultivates the expressive potential of the actor’s instrument: the body, voice, and imagination. It aims to hone the basic tools of physical and of vocal expression. Students practise applying these tools in études, poetry performances, and scenes.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 231 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Acting for the Theatre is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio class covers the elements of preparation for theatrical presentation with emphasis on the co‑operative nature of theatre. Studio work includes ongoing movement and voice training, and instruction in sensory awareness, spatial relationships, improvisational techniques, and performer‑audience relationships.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TPER 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides opportunities for studies in selected styles or modes of theatre performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides opportunities for studies in selected styles or modes of theatre performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 211 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course is an introduction to various movement-based ensemble performance techniques and methods.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 331 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 211 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Building on the voice and speech skills previously introduced, this course emphasizes embodiment, self‑awareness, and freedom of breath; authentic, healthy, and expressive vocal use; and clarity and conviction in speaking text.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 345 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description:

In this studio course, students examine, develop, and refine their individual processes for analyzing, exploring, rehearsing, and performing scenes from dramatic texts, with focus on non‑realistic genres of text, such as existentialism, absurdism or expressionism.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 311 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 210 and ACTT 325 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: A thorough introduction to improvisation as a method of creation for the stage, using skills such as mask, commedia dell’arte, or the techniques of Keith Johnstone.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 325 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course provides a thorough introduction to a particular voice‑based performance technique, method, or approach, such as choral singing for the theatre or slam poetry.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 355 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 321 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Building on previously acquired skills, this course deepens student learning in a particular movement-based performance technique, method, or approach, such as somatics or corporeal mime.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 231 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course focuses on skill development and performance of a particular theatrical genre, such as Elizabethan verse, red‑nose clown, or Brechtian epic theatre.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 325 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 321 and ACTT 325. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Building on previously acquired skills in voice and movement, this course aims to challenge and enrich the creative process of actors and stretch their range, using Laban’s effort actions to investigate movement, space (internal and external), voice, text, character archetypes, story, and action.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 321 and ACTT 325. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Building on previously acquired skills in movement and voice, this course focuses on the development of clown characters and situations, with focus on Michel Dallaire’s “Jeu Clownesque” approach to clown training and performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TPER 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 321 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Building on previously acquired movement skills, this course focuses on the development of unarmed and armed stage combat skills for the actor.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TPER 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description:

This course provides opportunities for studies in selected styles or modes of theatre performance.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides opportunities for studies in selected styles or modes of theatre performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 321 and ACTT 325 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Building on the skills developed in voice and movement classes, this studio course provides an intensive introduction to the performance of emotion, based on the Rasaboxes training as developed by Richard Schechner.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TPER 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This performance course offers supervised application of theatrical skills in the collaborative creation of a public production.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This performance course offers supervised application of theatrical skills in the collaborative realization of a public production of a one-act text from the worldwide body of dramatic literature.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a Theatre Lab fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FFAR 250 . Students must have completed 18 credits in a specialization of the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course provides students with the opportunity to work in self‑selected teams to develop short projects in response to a given theme for performance in a festival format. The course involves working with limited resources with an emphasis on exploration of acting processes. This course has a public performance outcome.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 321 ; ACTT 325 .

Description: Building on the skills developed in movement and voice for the stage, this studio course provides advanced students with the opportunity to apply their skills to text study and character development in an intensive environment without the pressure of creating a public performance. The course may introduce a variety of acting styles to promote further skill development.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 355 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Building on previously acquired skills, this course provides an advanced exploration of a particular voice‑based performance technique, method, or approach, such as singing, voice‑over or dialects.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 358 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description:

Building on previously acquired skills, this course provides an advanced exploration of a particular movement‑based performance technique, method, or approach, such as Decroux, Laban, Lecoq, biomechanics, or somatic work.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TPER 431 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This performance course offers supervised application of theatrical skills in the collaborative realization of a public production of an iconic text from the worldwide body of dramatic literature, written by a widely recognized playwright.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 48 credits in the Specialization in Acting for the Theatre prior to enrolling. Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course involves the development of audition technique, on camera technique, interview skills, and other career-oriented skills. The emphasis is on crystallizing each student's unique theatrical identity, while solidifying collaborative skills

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course provides students with the opportunity to design a course framework under the guidance of the instructor that includes curriculum, implementation, and assessment for students. Students develop a philosophy of teaching and learning through sustained reflection of their own creative process and selected readings.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TDEV 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 480 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This advanced studio course builds on the skills acquired in ACTT 480 to focus on the development of skills required in conducting an acting workshop: active observation, instructional strategies to deliver the curriculum, and assessment.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TDEV 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description:

This course provides opportunities for studies in selected styles or modes of theatre performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides opportunities for studies in selected styles or modes of theatre performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Design for the Theatre Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a specialization of the Department of Theatre or written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An examination of the theatrical design process, including the role of designers. Students study the conception, communication, and realization of design ideas in lectures and labs.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: An advanced examination of the theatrical design process, including the role of designers. Students study the conception, communication, and realization of design ideas in lectures and labs. This course develops the students’ skills in developing and communicating theatrical designs.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Specialization in Design for the Theatre is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students study drawing and drafting techniques for the stage with emphasis on observation and rendering. They examine specific drawing methods to efficiently communicate design ideas. Focus is on basic drawing and drafting techniques using traditional and modern media.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DFTT 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 ; and DFTT 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Students learn elements of stage management, production management and technical direction through hands-on practical work in the department’s shops and theatre spaces. They develop technical skills in scenery, properties, and costumes, as well as lighting and sound. By completing specific assignments related to department public performances, students are introduced to the language, tools, and techniques used in rehearsal halls, shops, and backstage.

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab Fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of theatre design.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of theatre design.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students apply their design knowledge to special projects, which may include portfolio development or the design of Department of Theatre productions.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to design and implement an independent project supervised by a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study lighting design for the theatre with emphasis on imaginative and analytical processes of developing and communicating lighting design ideas. Students participate in lectures, studios, and projects, and examine theories, aesthetics, and conventions of lighting design.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study lighting for the stage with emphasis on analysis, development, and execution of design ideas. Students participate in lectures and studios, and examine lighting as a practical, expressive, and interpretive form. Focus is on basic realization methods, for example hanging and focusing lighting equipment. Students have scheduled access to a theatre space.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study costume design for the theatre with emphasis on imaginative and analytical processes of developing and communicating costume design ideas. Students participate in lectures, studios, and projects, and examine theories, aesthetics, and conventions of costume design.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study costuming for the stage with emphasis on analysis, development, and execution of design ideas. Students participate in lectures and studios and examine costuming as a practical, expressive, and interpretive form. The focus is on basic realization methods, for example, patterning and draping. Students have scheduled access to a costume shop and dyeing facilities.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study costume accessory design for the stage with emphasis on analysis, development, and execution of design ideas. Students participate in lectures and studios and examine costume accessory design as a practical, expressive and interpretive form. The focus is on basic realization methods, for example, mask‑making, millinery, and accessory construction. Students have scheduled access to a costume shop and dyeing facilities.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study set design for the theatre with emphasis on imaginative and analytical processes of developing and communicating set design ideas. Students participate in lectures, studios, and projects to examine theories, aesthetics, and conventions of set design.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study stage scenery with emphasis on analysis, development, and execution of design ideas. Students participate in lectures and studios to examine scenery as a practical, expressive, and interpretive form. Focus is on basic realization methods, for example, drafting and construction. Students have scheduled access to a scene shop.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study stage properties with an emphasis on analysis, development, and execution of design ideas. They participate in lectures and studios, and examine stage properties as a practical, expressive, and interpretive form. The focus is on basic realization methods, for example, casting, assembling, and use of materials and equipment. Students have scheduled access to a property shop.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course includes the study of the materials and technology of scene painting.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study design with a variety of media, with an emphasis on imaginative and analytical processes. They participate in lectures and studios, and examine the theories, aesthetics, and conventions of multimedia design.

Component(s): Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 ; DFTT 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students study elements of analog and digital media with an emphasis on the execution of design ideas. They participate in lectures and studios, and examine elements of multimedia as practical, expressive, and interpretive forms. The focus is on basic realization methods, for example, the installation of projection and sound equipment. Students have scheduled access to a theatre space.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 ; two of ACTT 210 , DFTT 210 , or PERC 210 ; DFTT 209 ; FFAR 250 ; PERC 211 ; PERC 212 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students learn to collaborate with directors, other designers, and technical staff to creatively realize set, costume, lighting, properties, video, and sound designs for live performance.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 ; two of ACTT 210 , DFTT 210 , or PERC 210 ; DFTT 209 ; FFAR 250 ; PERC 211 ; PERC 212 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students learn to collaborate with directors, other designers, and technical staff to creatively realize set, costume, lighting, properties, video, and sound designs for live performance.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 212 ; and one of ACTT 210 , DFTT 210 , PERC 210 ; and FFAR 250 ; and PERC 211 , PERC 212 . Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Students examine theories and practices of stage management, production management and technical direction and develop technical skills in scenery, properties, and costumes, as well as lighting, video and sound. By completing specific assignments related to department public performances, students are introduced to the language, tools, and techniques used in rehearsal halls, shops, and backstage.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab Fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 212 ; and one of ACTT 210 , DFTT 210 , PERC 210 ; and FFAR 250 ; and PERC 211 , PERC 212 . Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Students study theories and practices of stage management, production management, and technical direction. They develop technical skills in scenery, properties, and costumes, as well as lighting, video and sound. By completing specific assignments related to department public performances, students are introduced to the language, tools, and techniques used in rehearsal halls, shops, and backstage.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab Fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of theatre design realization.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of theatre design.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 301 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students apply their design knowledge to special projects, which may include portfolio development or the design of Department of Theatre productions.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 305 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to design and implement an independent project, supervised by a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Independent Study

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized theatre company, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Theatre faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PERC 408 or PROD 408 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 408 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized theatre company, or a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Theatre faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PERC 409 or PROD 409 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 350 or DFTT 351 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students learn to collaborate with directors, other designers, and technical staff at an advanced level to creatively realize set, costume, lighting, properties, video, and sound designs for live performance.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.

  • Students who have received credit for PROD 416 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 350 or DFTT 351 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: Students learn to collaborate with directors, other designers, and technical staff at an advanced level to creatively realize set, costume, lighting, properties, video, and sound designs for live performance.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 370 or DFTT 371 . Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Students study advanced theories and practices of stage management, production management, and technical direction. They develop technical skills in scenery, properties, and costumes, as well as in lighting, video and sound. By completing specific assignments related to department public performances, students are introduced to the language, tools, and techniques in rehearsal halls, shops, and backstage.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the production assignment is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab Fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 370 or DFTT 371 . Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Students study advanced theories and practices of stage management, production management, and technical direction. They develop technical skills in scenery, properties, and costumes, as well as in lighting, video, and sound. By completing specific assignments related to department public performances, students are introduced to the language, tools, and techniques in rehearsal halls, shops, and backstage.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab Fee.
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab Fee.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of theatre design conception.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of theatre design.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Performance Creation Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a specialization of the Department of Theatre is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course is designed to bring together students from all of the Department’s specializations to explore basic skills and principles of performance creation and acting for the theatre. The course combines theoretical readings and practical explorations relating to diverse perspectives on an artist’s role in society.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ACTT 209 , TDEV 209, or TPER 209 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This course introduces students to a wide range of theories and techniques for creating socially engaged, collaborative and community-based performance works. Forms of audience/performer relations are examined in written and embodied projects.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TDEV 210 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a program offered by the Department of Theatre. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This lecture course offers an introduction to the history of urban performance space and the variety of theatre buildings and production philosophies in Montreal. Students encounter the challenges of a small production project in collaboration with other students across the Department’s specialization programs.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PROD 211 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in a program offered by the Department of Theatre. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This lecture course offers an introduction to the multi‑faceted role of dramaturgy in contemporary theatre practice including production dramaturgy and new play development. This foundational course places an emphasis on script analysis including elements such as structure, semiotics, genre, and style.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for THEA 211 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: The study of specialized aspects of performance creation.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 18 credits in a program offered by the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. Enrolment in a program of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This lecture course provides a framework for the analysis of theory, history, and practice up until the 19th century. Students are encouraged to critically approach different models of writing and reading in theatre history. The course examines both literary and non‑literary genres of theatre and performance, as well as the theatre’s ritual functions in various times and cultures.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for THEA 303 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits prior to enrolling.

Description: This lecture course engages with theatre practices and history as art forms and social phenomena from the 19th century to contemporary times. Students are exposed to key theatre historical and theoretical texts within the context of contemporary critical theory. The course problematizes the notion of the canon as it has been challenged by the rise of feminism, post‑colonial studies, and queer theory, among other lenses.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for THEA 306 or 404 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in a program offered by the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course introduces students to basic organizational, analytical, and leadership skills for stage direction. Course content focuses primarily on applied script analysis and beginning storytelling techniques, supported by the study of key figures in directing from the 20th and 21st centuries. The final assignment may consist of the preparation and direction of a short scene with student actors.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

  • Students who have received credit for THEA 411 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in a program offered by the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course focuses on building skills in writing for the stage. A variety of play formats and styles are studied, from traditional to modern plays. The class may work from a common theme or form; for example, writing adaptations from another genre. Students write their own one‑act play throughout the course, and receive dramaturgical and workshop feedback.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.

  • Students who have received credit for THEA 341 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 18 credits prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This seminar course introduces key texts in the interdisciplinary field of performance studies, and investigates a broad range of sites and practices from the realms of theatre, dance, and other cultural forms, from avant-garde to popular, aesthetic
to political.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PERC 322 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This seminar course provides a grounding in feminist and queer theory as critical tools for the analysis and creation of performance. The performance of gendered and queer identities is considered, as presented in everyday life and on stage.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PERC 321 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This seminar course in post‑colonial theory provides students with flexible methodologies for examining the impact of colonialism on societies and cultures through the study of dramatic and other forms of literature and expression. The course covers key concepts such as hegemony, exoticism, identity, alterity, hybridity, and resistance, as these terms circulate within Canada and internationally.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PERC 324 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This seminar course analyzes historical and contemporary examples of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two‑spirited and queer theatre and performance. The course examines how the stage has been, and continues to be, a necessary public forum for queer political activism and identity politics, and offers a comprehensive overview of key concerns in sexuality studies in Canada and internationally.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PERC 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course introduces the art of engagement in theatre and performance creation practices. Students gain skills and knowledge in areas such as arts‑based research, interview techniques, alliances, partnerships, participatory evaluation methods, and analysis of aesthetic and ethical concerns. The course includes practical explorations of various approaches to creating socially engaged theatre and performance.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TDEV 301 or for this topic under a TDEV 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PERC 321 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This seminar course examines the principles on which popular theatre forms are based, including a survey of objectives and approaches of theatre companies around the world engaged in activism, performance-based pedagogy, and the creation of opportunities for social change. This course provides a cross-cultural overview of founders, practitioners, and theorists. Topics are approached through practical learning in specific techniques, and application of critical lenses for analysis and assessment. Students may also prepare a work of popular theatre.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TDEV 311 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This hybrid studio/seminar course explores the arts of listening and interviewing as methods for performance creation. Students will develop listening, interviewing, and related skills relevant to the development of original performances informed by real-life narratives. The course prepares students to understand and work with ethics review guidelines in artistic and research-creation contexts and provides students with working knowledge of creative approaches to conduct interviews, using innovative modes of listening.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PERC 498 : Creative Approaches to Listening and Interviewing may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This studio course introduces students to basic theories, practices, and history of performance with puppets and performing objects. It combines building, basic manipulation, and show‑making techniques. Students work on short scenes for performance.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Students who have received credit for THEA 316 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 210 or DFTT 210 or PERC 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This course focuses on making collaborative performance works. Students generate and rehearse original material inspired by current events to be performed before a small audience in a studio setting.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a Theatre Lab fee.
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

  • Student who have received credit for TDEV 314 or for this topic under a TDEV 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 . Students must complete 24 credits in a program of the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course emphasizes interdisciplinary creative inquiry as the basis for performance creation. In-class practical exercises open up possibilities for creation of original work through experimentation. Small-scale projects will be presented in class throughout the term.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TDEV 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FFAR 250 . Students must have completed 24 credits in a specialization program of the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course involves students working in ensemble on all aspects of the study and production of an existing theatre script, or the creation and production of an original piece of theatre engaging with a particular event, issue, or topic. This course has a public performance outcome. This course normally takes place over one term.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus. Specific title, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

  • Students who have received credit for PROD 311 may not take this course for credit.

Description: A seminar course exploring a topic in performance creation.

Component(s): Seminar; Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: A seminar or studio course exploring a topic in performance creation.

Component(s): Seminar; Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: A student‑proposed research project supervised by a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for THEA 405 or TDEV 405 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits in a specialization program of the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized theatre company, or for a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Theatre faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for DFTT 408 or PROD 408 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PERC 408. Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized theatre company, or for a project under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full‑time Theatre faculty member.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for DFTT 409 or PROD 409 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PERC 212 . Students must have completed 30 credits in the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This advanced hybrid seminar‑studio course investigates expanded and interdisciplinary approaches to dramaturgy, focusing on post‑dramatic performance, movement and sound arts, new media in performance, and performance in public space.

Component(s): Seminar; Studio

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PERC 405 . Written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to design and implement an independent project in Performance Creation, supervised by a full‑time faculty member.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for TDEV 415 or THEA 415 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 24 credits prior to enrolling.

Description: This seminar course involves reading, discussing, and writing about selected plays and performance projects within the context of their intentional engagement with social, cultural, and/or political exigencies. Readings examine the theory and practice of approaches and genres selected from community arts, oral history performance, street theatre, performance art, and political theatre.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TDEV 398 or 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 24 credits in a program of the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course introduces students to foundational Indigenous stories as an exploration into worldview and philosophy, utilizing a variety of Indigenous performance methods to express these stories. Students will present their individual relationships to the material through a performative retelling.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under PERC 398 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

PERC 318 and 30 credits completed in the Specialization in Performance Creation.

Description: This advanced studio course focuses on the further development of the creator’s voice taught in Playwriting I. Students work on an original performance text to be developed through a workshop process which ends in an invited staged reading in the Department.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.

  • Students who have received credit for THEA 342 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ACTT 209 or PERC 209 . Students must have completed 30 credits in the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This advanced hybrid seminar‑studio course explores key ethical, dramaturgical, and performative dimensions of the emergent field of oral history performance within the context of a range of forms that might include verbatim and documentary forms, applied theatre, playback theatre, community‑engaged performance, storytelling, performance art and digital media. This class has a public performance component.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PERC 398 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PERC 311 . Students must have completed 30 credits in the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling.

Description: This studio course builds on already developed skills and knowledge while engaging with additional styles of theatre making, such as director‑led creation, postmodern performance, documentary, or verbatim theatre. The final assignment involves directing a short work. This course has a studio performance outcome.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed 30 credits in a program of the Department of Theatre. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department of Theatre is required.

Description: This advanced studio course introduces students to interdisciplinary methods for developing solo or collaborative site‑specific works. Contemporary topics and a broad range of theory and practices from the realms of theatre, sound, visual, and spatial arts are addressed to stimulate conceptual reflection on methods for realizing site‑specific works. This course has a site‑specific public project outcome.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory; Field Studies

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or production‑related rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a TDEV 498 or PERC 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 48 credits in a program in the Department of Theatre prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This course encourages students to explore methods for conceiving and creating a new theatre work in relation to contemporary topics and/ or subject matter. The principle activity of the course is to create, rehearse and perform a new contemporary short theatrical work with student-selected subject matter. The course will prepare students to consider the storyteller in response to our current world. Students will
experience working in a festival format and will consider a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to creating new work.

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a Theatre Lab fee.
  • Specific project titles, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule. Students may be required to be present for additional hours related to technical and/or dress rehearsals as stipulated in the course syllabus.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FFAR 250 . Students must have completed 30 credits in a specialization of the Department of Theatre. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course involves students working in ensemble on all aspects of the study and production of an existing theatre script, or the creation and production of an original piece of theatre engaging with a particular event, issue, or topic. This course has a public performance component. This course normally takes place over two terms.

Component(s): Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • This course may be repeated for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in the course are required to pay a production fee.
  • Extra time may be required for technical or production‑related rehearsals. Specific title, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

  • Students who have received credit for PROD 415 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 24 credits at the university level prior to enrolling. Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This course offers hands-on, experiential learning in performance creation or performance studies via faculty-led travel to and residency at a festival, conference, exhibition or partner institution either locally, nationally, or internationally

Notes:
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to defray some or all costs of the field school.
  • Students who have received credit for a field school under another course code, including PERC 398 and PERC 498 may be considered to repeat this course for credit provided the subject matter is different. Students will have to apply for this course by submitting required documentation.

Description: A studio course exploring a topic in performance creation.

Component(s): Seminar; Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: A seminar or studio course exploring a topic in performance creation.

Component(s): Seminar; Studio; Laboratory

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Scenography Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DFTT 209 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: Students study hair and make-up design for the performing arts with emphasis on analysis, development and execution of design ideas. Students participate in lectures and studios and examine hair and make-up as a practical, expressive and interpretive form. The focus is on basic theory and practice of conception, communication, and realization methods, including contouring, basic make-up application, and several of the following: scarring, burning, aging, fantasy, period, special effects. Students have scheduled access to a costume shop for lab work.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DFTT Special Topic number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 , DFTT 210
and DFTT 211 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course introduces exhibition scenography as a practical, expressive, and interpretive form. Students participate in lectures and studio work, with a focus on developing designs for exhibition hall and museum presentations. The course emphasizes communicating concepts using storyboarding, rendering, drafting and construction methods centered on the integration of artefacts, graphics, soundscapes, and live imagery.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DFTT Special Topic number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 24 credits in a Theatre Specialization program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course introduces students to contemporary theories and practices of scenography and performance design in the context and scale of cities and urban landscapes. An expanded conception of scenography will be used as a framework for students to conceptualize and realize design proposals for an urban performance project.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PERC Special Topic number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DFTT 209 , DFTT 210 , DFTT 211 , DFTT 212 , and DFTT 335 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course examines art direction for film, television, music video, documentaries, etc. with emphasis on the analysis, development, and execution of design ideas involving sets, costumes, properties and special effects. Students will focus on basic design processes and communication methods using storyboarding, rendering, drafting and construction. Class projects begin with script analysis building to research and elaboration of a final production design. Students may choose to execute the filming and editing or to keep their projects at the storyboard stage.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DFTT Special Topic number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 24 credits at the university level prior to enrolling. Permission of the Program Coordinator is required.

Description: This course offers students hands-on, experiential learning in aspects of scenography via travel to and residency at a festival, conference, or exhibition, either locally, nationally or internationally. Students may participate by exhibiting their own work, taking on-site workshops, or observing production activities.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for a field school under another course code may be considered to repeat this course for credit provided the subject matter is different. Students may be considered to repeat this course for credit, provided the subject matter is different each time.
  • Students enrolled in this course are required to defray the costs of the field school.
  • Students will have to apply for this course by submitting required documentation.

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