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Certificate in Theatre Arts

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: Special Topics in Drama, ENG 2042F/G: Shakespeare in Performance,  ENG 2043F/G: Voice and Text in the Theatre, ENG 3666F/G: American Drama, ENG  3776F/G: Canadian Drama.
2.0 courses from: Classical Studies  3100E: Greek and Roman Drama, ENG 2400E: Dramatic Forms and Genres, ENG 3226E:  Renaissance Drama, ENG 3227E: Shakespeare, ENG 3556E: Twentieth-Century Drama.