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Certificate in Theatre Arts

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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 a member of either the cast or crew for the Department’s Annual Fall Production (English 2041F/G), and two 0.5-credit summer 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: Understanding Literature Today or 1022E: Enriched Introduction to English Literature or 1024E: Forms of Fiction: Introduction to Narrative or 1035E: Introduction to Literature: Reading, Interpretation, Argument or 1036E: Forms of Narrative: From Epic to Film or both of English 1027F/G: The Storyteller’s Art I and 1028F/G: The Storyteller’s Art II 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 these 4.0 courses:   

2.0 courses from: ENG 2041F/G: Fall Theatre Production, ENG 3666F/G: American Drama, ENG 3776F/G: Canadian Drama, TS 3206F/G: Shakespeare in Performance, TS 3207F/G: Voice and Text in the Theatre.

2.0 courses from: Classical Studies 3100E: Greek and Roman Drama, ENG 3226E: Renaissance Drama, ENG 3227E: Shakespeare, ENG 3556E: Twentieth-Century Drama.