Theatre Programs


Degree programs


Bachelor of Arts with Honours

We offer four different BA Honours in Theatre degrees. These degrees are each 4 years in length.

BA with Honours in Theatre (Acting)

The Acting programme is a BA Honours degree focusing on stage performance, including voice and movement.

Read more about the Acting program.

BA with Honours in Theatre (Costume Studies)

The Costume Studies programme is a BA Honours degree focusing on the construction and study of costume for the stage and historical reconstruction.

Read more about the Costume Studies program.

BA with Honours in Theatre (Technical Theatre)

The Technical Theatre programme is a BA Honours degree focusing on sets, lighting, sound, props, and stage management.

Read more about the Technical Theatre program.

BA with Honours in Theatre (Theatre Studies)

The Theatre Studies programme is a BA Honours degree that focuses on theatre history, critical analysis of drama, dramaturgy, playwriting and directing.

Read more about the Theatre Studies program.


Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours

It is often possible to combine a BA Honours degree in Theatre with another subject to produce a Combined Honours degree.

BA or BSc Combined Honours

It is often possible to combine a BA Honours degree in Theatre with another subject to create a BA or BSc Combined Honours degree that is tailored to your individual interests.

The nature of such degrees depends on the subjects chosen. We recommend that you contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre to discuss your options.

 

BA Combined Honours in Theatre and Music

The Music and Theatre departments collaborate in offering a BA Combined Honours Music and Theatre Program intended for students with talents in both acting and singing. In this curriculum, the principle classes of the BMus voice program are combined with the BA Theatre classes in acting, dance and movement.

If you are interested in learning more, take a look at the Combined Honours in Music and Theatre page or contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre.


Bachelor of Arts

Without enrolling in one of the Honours programmes, you can obtain a BA in Theatre.

BA Major or Double Major in Theatre (4 years)

A BA Major in Theatre (or BA Double Major in Theatre and another subject) is a 20-credit degree that requires you to complete a certain number of Theatre classes alongside other requirements, as set out in the Academic Calendar.

To discuss this option for your degree, please contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre.

 

BA (15 credit) with Minor in Theatre (3 years)

A 15-credit BA with Minor in Theatre is designed for students who want to take a general liberal-arts degree in Theatre, would like to acquire a broad and varied knowledge of its various aspects, or are not interested in specializing. For the minimum requirements, see the section on the Minor in Theatre.

To discuss this option for your degree, please contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre.


Diploma

The Fountain School offers a 2-year Diploma in Costume Studies. This intensified version of the BA Honours degree is intended for students with at least 2 years of prior university education and some experience of working with costume. To learn more, look at the Costume Studies page or contact the Associate Director, Theatre, for academic advice.


Minors

The Fountain School is associated with three different Minor programmes, which you can take in combination with your main degree. Minor programmes require you to take 3 or 4 credits from a list of specified classes.

Minor in Theatre

The Minor in Theatre requires you to take 3 credits in Theatre classes from an approved list. For details on the courses approved for the Minor, see the Minor in Theatre page.

You can contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre for more advice.

Minor in Film Studies

The Minor in Film Studies is an inter-university programme that enables you to take classes in film at Dalhousie, the University of King's College, NSCAD University and St Mary's University.

The Minor programme requires you to take 1.5 required credits and 2.5 electives in film studies from a list that you can find in the Academic Calendar or on the Minor in Film Studies website. You can contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre for more advice.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Popular Culture Studies

The Minor in Popular Culture Studies is an interdisciplinary program requiring you to take 3 credits from a list of approved classes.The Theatre Department contributes a number of classes to the program.

For information on the classes, consult the Academic Calendar or contact the Academic Adviser for Theatre.

 

 

Electives

Even if you're not majoring or minoring in theatre or film, the Fountain School may offer courses of interest to you. Many of our classes are open to all students. 

To see all the classes on offer this year, take a look at our Electives page and consult the Academic Timetable. If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Director, Theatre.

 

Learn more about undergraduate studies in Theatre

Students with questions about academic programs should contact an Academic Advisor. Please include your Dal ID number in all communications.

Dalhousie academic calendar

Dalhousie’s course calendar is your comprehensive reference to study at Dalhousie. View the current undergraduate academic calendar.

Dalhousie academic timetable

The academic timetable lists classes offered in a particular term. You will use it to choose classes, create your schedule and determine where your classes are being held and who is teaching them.

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