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DRAMATIC ART

PROGRAMS
General Bachelor of Arts in Drama (Note: As of Fall 2014, there are no direct admissions from High School. Students will be applying directly to the Honours program.)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours Drama)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours Drama in Education and Community)
Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours Programs)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours Drama and Communication Studies, Media and Film)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Art: Acting
Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - Dramatic Art
Concurrent General Bachelor of Arts (Drama)/Bachelor of Education (Direct admissions from High School only).

Additional Information: GENERAL UNDERGRADUATE REGULATIONS
Dramatic Art Transfer Credit Regulation (for workshop/classes offered by theatre/production professionals) (See Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Policy., #8)



General Bachelor of Arts in Drama
(Note: As of Fall 2014, there are no direct admissions from High School. Students will be applying directly to the Honours program.)

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: thirty.

(a) 15 courses, including DRAM-1000 and DRAM-2000; plus one course from each of groups A, B, and C; and ten additional Dramatic Art courses as chosen in consultation with a Dramatic Art program advisor.
(b) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(c) eight courses from any area of study, excluding Dramatic Art;
(d) five courses from any area of study, including Dramatic Art.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a) and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours Drama)

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty.

(a) twenty courses, including DRAM-1000 and DRAM-2000; plus one course from each of groups A, B, and C; and fifteen additional Dramatic Art courses as chosen in consultation with a Dramatic Art program advisor.
(b) two courses from Social Sciences;
(c) two courses from Languages or Science;
(d) two courses from any area of study, excluding Arts.
(e) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(f) two English courses as recommended by an advisor in Dramatic Art;
(g) four courses from Arts, Languages, Social Sciences, and Science, including Dramatic Art;
(h) six courses from any area of study, excluding Dramatic Art.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a) and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours Drama in Education and Community)

This program is designed for those students interested in pursuing future careers in the educational and developmental fields such as elementary classroom teachers and secondary theatre arts teachers; special education teachers; drama consultants; play and recreational leaders in the community; and specialists in theatre for young audiences. Field work will be assigned only if a student is assessed to have suitable personal qualities as well as academic qualifications.

Students wishing to obtain certification from the Ontario College of Teachers must enrol in a Faculty of Education upon the successful completion of this program .Drama in Education and Community students may select courses in Visual Arts. To do so, they must apply to Visual Arts during the Winter term of their first year. Their requests will be reviewed by interview and/or portfolio.

A concentration of six courses in a second teachable subject is advisable for students wishing to apply to a Faculty of Education. Students wishing to pursue a career in teaching are strongly advised to consult an academic advisor.

Admission Requirements
1) All candidates must meet the requirements for admission to
the University of Windsor.
2) In addition, an interview and workshop will be required.
3) enrolment is limited.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty.

(a) twenty courses, including DRAM-1000, DRAM-1600, DRAM-1610, DRAM-2000, DRAM-2250, DRAM-2600, DRAM-2610, DRAM-2770, DRAM-2840, DRAM-3600, DRAM-3710, DRAM-2670, and DRAM-4790; plus two of DRAM-3780, DRAM-4700, DRAM-4710, and DRAM-4790; and five additional Dramatic Art courses to be identified in consultation with a Dramatic Art program advisor.
(b) two courses from Social Science;
(c) two courses from Languages or Science;
(d) two courses from any area of study, excluding Arts.

(e) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(f) two English courses. (Recommended: ENGL-1229, and ENGL-1239);
(g) two Psychology courses: Required: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160)
(h) eight additional courses from any area of study.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a) and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

STANDING REQUIRED

In addition to complying with the general university regulations (Standing Required for Continuation in Programs: Cumulative Average Requirement: 60%; Major Average Requirement: 70%), in order to advance in the Drama in Education and Community program, students must obtain a minimum grade of 63% in all Dramatic Art courses.

Under exceptional circumstances, and with permission of the Academic Standing Committee, a student may be permitted to upgrade. If the student obtains a grade of 63% or better in the deficient course(s), and a major average of 70% or better, the student may be re-interviewed for the Drama in Education and Community program.

Grades will be reviewed at the end of each semester, and students who do not achieve the minimum grade of 63% in all Dramatic Art courses will be required to withdraw from the program. These students may transfer into the B.A. Drama program.

Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours Dramatic Art)

Program Regulation
Students in combined programs must complete all courses used to calculate the major average for both subject areas, and GART-1500 and GART-1510. They must also complete the degree requirements in the order presented, to a total of forty courses. Example: If the total course requirements add up to 43 once the requirements for the second subject area are included, the degree requirements are to be completed in the order presented, until the student reaches a total of 40 courses.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty.

(a) Dramatic Art: sixteen courses including DRAM-1000 and DRAM-2000, as recommended by a Dramatic Art program advisor including at least one at the 3000 level or above.
(b) Course Requirements - Other Subject: courses used to calculate the major average in the other subject area, as prescribed by that area of study.
(c) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(d) two courses from Social Sciences;
(e) two courses from Languages or Science;
(f) two courses from any area of study, excluding Arts.
(g) additional courses from any area of study to a total of forty courses.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours Drama and Communication, Media, and Film )

Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty.

(a) Dramatic Art: sixteen courses, including DRAM-1000 and DRAM-2000, DRAM-4210, plus one course from each of groups A, B, and C; and ten additional Dramatic Art courses as chosen in consultation with a Dramatic Art program advisor.
(b) Course Requirements - Communication, Media, and Film: sixteen courses including CMAF-1010, CMAF-2340, CMAF-2750, plus one of CMAF-2010, CMAF-2250, CMAF-3340 or CMAF-3750, plus twelve additional courses, at least three of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level, and at least two of those must be at the 4000 level. (CMAF-3990 and CMAF-4990 do not count as fulfilling the 3000 and 4000 level requirements; only one of CMAF-4890 or CMAF-4950 may be used to satisfy the 4000 level requirement.)
(c) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(d) two courses from Languages or Science;
(e) three additional options, excluding Dramatic Art and Communication, Media and Film;
(f) one course at the 3000 level or above from any area of study, including Dramatic art and Communication Media and Film.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

NOTE: With the permission of the Department Head, up to two courses not offered or not cross-listed by the Department of Communication, Media, and Film may be used to satisfy the Major requirement for Honours Communication, Media, and Film degrees, provided a significant portion of the course content covers topics from communication, media, or film.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dramatic Art - Acting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) program is available only to those who have successfully auditioned and been invited to study for an eventual career in the professional theatre. This intensive program requires four years of study. Students develop performance techniques through courses in acting, voice, interpretation, improvisation, and movement. They are also exposed to training from professional Canadian theatre artists who conduct workshops ranging in length from one day to six weeks. All BFA. (Acting) students participate in University Players productions. This professional program is designed for those students wishing to pursue a career in professional theatre, television, or film. It is also designed to prepare students to pursue graduate work and related arts. Transfer credit articulation agreements with the National Theatre School, Humber College, and George Brown College may allow graduates of their three-year Theatre Performance programs to obtain advanced standing.

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty-two

(a) thirty courses, consisting of DRAM-1000, DRAM-1200, DRAM-1210, DRAM-1260, DRAM-1270, DRAM-1280, DRAM-1290, DRAM-1300, DRAM-2000, DRAM-2200, DRAM-2210, DRAM-2230, DRAM-2240, DRAM-2260, DRAM-2270, DRAM-2280, DRAM-2300, DRAM-3210, DRAM-3220, DRAM-3230, DRAM-3240, DRAM-3260, DRAM-3270, DRAM-3350 and DRAM-3330, DRAM-4200, DRAM-4290, and DRAM-4510; plus two courses from the range of DRAM-4530 to DRAM-4580;
(b) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(c) two of GRST-2111, ENGL-1229, ENGL-1239, ENGL-3269, ENGL-3279, ENGL-3289, or ENGL-3569;
(d) two additional English courses, including any not already selected from the previous list;
(e) two courses from any area of study, excluding Dramatic Art;
(f) three courses from any area of study, including Dramatic Art;
(g) DRAM-2750***.

***DRAM-2750 will not be counted in the major average for the BFA.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a) and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

In addition to complying with the general university regulations (Standing Required for Continuation in Programs: Cumulative Average Requirement: 60% Major Average Requirement: 70%), in order to advance in the BFA program, students must obtain a minimum grade of 65% in all Dramatic Art courses completed in the 1st year and a minimum grade of 70% in all Dramatic Art courses completed in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years. Grades will be reviewed at the end of each semester.
Students who do not achieve the minimum grades will be required to withdraw from the program. These students may transfer into the BA Dramatic Art program. Under exceptional circumstances, and with permission of the Academic Standing Committee, a student may be permitted to continue in the BFA program.

Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS)

Major Concentration: DRAM-1000; DRAM-2000; one courses from each of Category A, B, and C; seven course selected in association with a Dramatic art advisor.

Minor Concentration: DRAM-3350, DRAM-3330, four additional courses. (No more than two courses at the 1000-level.)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Requirements for degree programs in Dramatic Art make reference to the following groups of courses:

Group A - Performance Related Courses: DRAM-2250, DRAM-2350, DRAM-2440, DRAM-2770, DRAM-2780, DRAM-2840, DRAM-3100, DRAM-3250, DRAM-3440, DRAM-3510, DRAM-3520, DRAM-3840, DRAM-4210, and DRAM-4490.
Group B - Theatre History Courses: DRAM-1300, DRAM-2300, DRAM-3350, DRAM-3330, DRAM-4390, and DRAM-4690.
Group C - Technical/Design Courses: DRAM-1170, DRAM-1180, DRAM-2110, DRAM-3110, DRAM-2130, DRAM-2150, DRAM-2170, DRAM-3150, DRAM-3170, DRAM-2500, DRAM-3190, and DRAM-4520.


Other Regulations
1) Dramatic Art DRAM-1000 (The Nature of Theatre I) and DRAM-2000 (The Nature of Theatre II) are requirements for all first-year Dramatic Art majors.
2) Non-majors wishing to take a Dramatic Art course as an option may enter Dramatic Art courses (with the exception of those which are further restricted only to BFA. Acting or Drama in Education and Community students) only with the consent of the instructor.
3) Only 3rd and 4th year students may enrol in Production Problems with the consent of the Director of the School. Dramatic Art students may enrol in Directed Studies courses only with the consent of the instructor.
4) BFA students may not proceed to the next level without completing all core Dramatic Art course requirements of the previous level. Performance courses must be taken in sequence.
All students majoring in Dramatic Art programs are strongly advised to seek academic advising prior to registration each term.

UNIVERSITY PLAYERS
University Players is a serious and dedicated training ground for young theatre artists. It is a venue where faculty, staff, and guest artists find an opportunity for creative expression and showcase professional-calibre content and conduct. All Dramatic Art programs come together at University Players. First-year students learn the backstage and front-of-house operation of the theatre as members of running crews for s. In later years, students work in the areas that correspond to their chosen BA. or BFA degree programs. University Players produces fifty-five performances of six plays annually, to a total of 15,000 audience members.

DRAMATIC ART: COURSES