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Dramatic Art

  • Drama
  • Drama in Education & Community
  • Drama & Communication Studies, Media & Film
  • Drama & Concurrent Education
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Dramatic Art offers you a welcoming community and a thriving and energized student experience that will challenge and prepare you for a lifelong career as a theatre artist, teacher and arts leader. We offer you a strong, participatory liberal arts degree in theatre studies. Choose a concentration from performance, history/theory, and/or design/technical theatre.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Canada’s most unique undergraduate program in Drama in Education combines practical, student-centred learning with immediate application in such settings as schools, art galleries, museums, hospitals, senior citizen residences, health-care agencies, and multicultural organizations. Projects may involve developing presentations and workshops around specific health, education and social issues.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page.

70%

Gain both knowledge and experience in this dynamic and flexible double-major program that may include courses in set and costume design, video, film, theatre production, theatre history, and performance. Prepare for a career in acting, directing, teaching (with additional studies), among others.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Want a challenge? This intensive program is for you if you wish to pursue a BA (General) in drama while concurrently studying education and completing field experience in schools. You’ll receive two degrees and be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior (Grades 7-12) level.

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Interview required. Please contact Dramatic Art at Ext. 2804 or visit our application page. Admission to first year only.

75%

Functional Knowledge

  • Expressing oneself confidently, assertively, and purposefully in front of an audience using both verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
  • Speaking persuasively and articulately to convey a variety of project goals and occasion desired reactions in audience members
  • Collaborating in the production of knowledge within the studio and classroom in a participatory, active process of exchange which links both theory and practice.
  • Articulating the interrelationship between the various disciplines of theatre production (performance, direction, creation, management, and design)
  • Becoming a full theatre practitioner, versed in practical elements of theatre production, as well as the ways of applying theatre and performance studies to life and work, supporting personal goals, contributing to the field, and benefitting the community during the program and after graduation.
  • Applying the basic skills and theoretical practices involved in design for the theatre
  • Applying principles and elements of design to create effective solutions to design challenges

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Corey Palmer

“My experience at the University of Windsor helped to build a diverse set of skills, including adaptability, organization, and communication, that has helped me in my career. It provided me with the professional experience required to be able to begin my career in theatre management right out of University. The level of care and support provided by the faculty and staff at UWindsor allowed me to feel confident in taking risks and to be open to taking new paths. Windsor is really a hidden gem in drama and theatre education in Ontario.”

Corey Palmer –
BA in Drama in Education and Community [2013]
BEd in Education [2014]

92.5%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2014)

Common Industries for Dramatic Art Graduates

  • Academia and research: Dramaturgy, pedagogy
  • Acting: Commercial, screen, theatre
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Dramatic production: Directing, technical (“behind the scenes”), etc.
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare and counselling: Drama therapy
  • Media and journalism: Criticism, live performance
  • Social service agencies
  • Teaching: Public and private streams; corporate, motivational speaking

Career Tracks*

  • Advertising manager
  • Artistic director
  • Artistic producer
  • Broadcaster
  • Child and youth worker
  • Comedian
  • Drama practitioner
  • Film critic
  • Lawyer
  • Lighting designer
  • Marketing executive
  • Playwright
  • Production manager
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public relations officer
  • Sales co-ordinator
  • Set designer
  • Social justice practitioner
  • Social worker
  • Sound technician
  • Stage manager
  • Teacher
  • Television actor
  • Theatre for young audiences
  • Theatre manager
  • Theatre performer
  • Voice coach
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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