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8.10.8 Theatre Program 8.10.8 Theatre Program

Program Chair: William Kerr

Program Office: 360 University College

Telephone: 204 474 9581

E-mail: theatre@umanitoba.ca

8.10.9 Theatre Program Information

Theatre is a way of finding out what it means to be human and is therefore a very effective component of a liberal, humanist education. The Theatre Program is focused yet multi-faceted, offering both creative and intellectual opportunities. An intensive, hands-on experience in every aspect of play creation is a hallmark of University of Manitoba Theatre. The interrelationship between the academic program and the Black Hole Company provides students with excellent balance in the creation and interpretation of theatre.

The program provides excellent preparation for professional acting and technical training, while also offering a particular focus on new play development and directing. Many University of Manitoba Theatre graduates have gone on to pursue professional careers in theatre, opera, and film, with or without further study. Many other students have pursued graduate studies or have taken the skills of theatre and applied them in making an impact in careers as diverse as education, advertising, the media, law, business, politics, psychology, fine arts, and design.

For entry, continuation and graduation requirements for the General Degree, Advanced Degree and Honours Degree, see Section 4: Basic Faculty Regulations for the Three Programs Leading to a B.A.

Major Program

For entry to the General Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in THTR 1220. For entry to the Single or Double Advanced Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in THTR 1220 and a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340. For students who have taken additional courses toward the Major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

It is not possible for students who have previously completed a Major in Drama to complete a Minor in Theatre.

Courses used toward the Major in Theatre may not be used for a Minor in the other areas (English or Film Studies) and no more than 6 credit hours numbered at the 1000 level in addition to THTR 1220, may be credited towards a Theatre Major.

Minor (Concentration) Program

For entry to the Minor (Concentration), the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in THTR 1220.

8.10.10 Theatre

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

GENERAL MAJOR1 TOTAL: 30 CREDIT HOURS

THTR 1220

•  THTR 2160; THTR 2470 plus 6 credit hours from THTR 2150, THTR 2170, THTR 2180, THTR 2490

•  6 credit hours from THTR 2480, THTR 2600, THTR 2610, THTR 3460, THTR 3470, THTR 3610, THTR 3620, THTR 3630, THTR 3640

•  3 additional credit hours from Theatre courses specified above and/or from List A

 

SINGLE ADVANCED MAJOR1, 2 TOTAL: 54 CREDIT HOURS

THTR 1220; ENGL 1200 or ENGL 1300 or both ENGL 1400 (or the former ENGL 1310) and ENGL 1340

•  THTR 2160; THTR 2470 and ENGL 2960 plus 6 credit hours from THTR 2150, THTR 2170, THTR 2180, THTR 2490

•  12 credit hours from THTR 2480, THTR 2600, THTR 2610, THTR 3460, THTR 3470, THTR 3610, THTR 3620, THTR 3630, THTR 3640

•  12 additional credit hours from Theatre courses specified above and/or from List A

DOUBLE ADVANCED MAJOR1, 2, 3 TOTAL: 42 CREDIT HOURS

THTR 1220

•  THTR 2470

•  9 credit hours from THTR 2150, THTR 2160, THTR 2170, THTR 2180, THTR 2490, THTR 3470

•  24 additional credit hours from Theatre courses at the 2000 level and above

MINOR (CONCENTRATION)1 TOTAL: 18 CREDIT HOURS

THTR 1220

12 credit hours from THTR 2150, THTR 2160, THTR 2170, THTR 2180, THTR 2470, THTR 2480, THTR 2490, THTR 2600, THTR 2610, THTR 3460, THTR 3470, THTR 3610, THTR 3620, THTR 3630, THTR 3640

 

NOTES:

1 The content of topics courses (THTR 2600, THTR 2610, THTR 3470, THTR 3610, THTR 3620) will vary from term to term and may be taken more than once for credit.

2 It is recommended that students complete a three credit hour theory course, specifically THTR 3460.

It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in a Double Advanced Major in Theatre and Film Studies complete THTR 2160.

 

List A

 

 

English, Film, and Theatre

ENGL 1200

Representative Literary Works

6

ENGL 1300

Literature since 1900

6

ENGL 2270

Canadian Literature

6

ENGL 2760

Introductory Creative Writing

3

ENGL 2960

Drama 1

3

ENGL 3010

Shakespeare

6

ENGL 3500

Creative Writing [not available for credit with ENGL 2760]

6

ENGL 3960

Drama 2

3

ENGL xxxx

English, Film, and Theatre Department Special Studies courses approved in advance by the chair of the Theatre Program.

 

The content of English “Studies” courses varies from year to year; when the proportion of dramatic literature studied is acceptably high, that offering of the course may be used for credit toward a Theatre Major.

English, Film, and Theatre

FILM 1290

The Art of the Film 1

3

FILM 1310

Film History

3

FILM 2280

Film and Literature

6

FILM 2300

The Popular Film

3

FILM 2330

Film and Contemporary Thought

3

FILM 2370

Experimental Cinema

3

FILM 2380

The International Cinema 1

3

FILM 2390

The International Cinema 2

3

FILM 2400

The American Film to 1950

3

FILM 2410

The American Film from 1950

3

FILM 2420

Realism and Film

3

FILM 2430

The Canadian Film

3

FILM 2460

Film Genres

3

FILM 3250

Selected Topics in Film 1

3

FILM 3260

Selected Topics in Film 2

3

FILM 3270

Special Topics in Film 3

6

FILM 3400

The Director’s Cinema 1

3

FILM 3410

The Director’s Cinema 2

3

FILM 3420

Film Theory

3

FILM 3430

Screenwriting

3

FILM 3440

Filmmaking

3

FILM 3450

The Animated Film

3

FILM 3460

Acting for the Camera

3

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