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Certificate in Theatre Arts

Students who were registered in the old program prior to the 2012-13 academic year may complete these requirements. Please contact the Department if you have any questions (519-661-2111, ex. 85796).

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The Certificate in Theatre Arts provides training in drama and theatrical performance that meets the requirements for Drama as a teachable subject in the Faculty of Education. In addition to 2.0 courses that study drama as a literary genre, the Certificate requires participation as either a member of the cast or crew for the Department of English’s Annual Fall Production (English 2041F/G), a half course in Canadian drama with an emphasis on performance and pedagogy (English 2470F/G), and summer half courses offered in partnership with and on the campus of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (English 2042F/G and 2043F/G). Students who take this certificate in tandem with a module in English may count 1.0 course toward both.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E (020E) or 1022E (022E) or 1024E (024E) or 1035E (025E) or 1036E (026E) or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%. Students should consult with the Department prior to admission.

Program Requirements: To qualify for the Certificate in Theatre Arts, students must attain an average of 70% in the following 4.0 courses:

2.0 courses from: English 2041F/G, English 2042F/G, English 2043F/G, English 2470F/G
2.0 courses from: Classical Studies 3100E, English 2400E, 2420E, 2430E, 2450E, 2460F/G


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