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Dramatic Art

Dramatic Art

  • Drama
  • Drama in Education & Community (Applied Theatre)
  • Drama & Communication, Media & Film
  • Drama (BA)/Concurrent Education (BEd)

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Come feel the energy in our drama program where you’ll get the training for a career in the theatre. Choose a concentration in performance, history and theory, design/ technical theatre, or a combination of two or all three. First-year students get handson training behind the scenes. Students love this program so much, many go on to graduate school for further learning and specialization.


Sample Courses: Nature of Theatre, Voice for the Actor, Scene Painting for Theatre, Acting for Theatre


Career Tracks: Artistic producer; theatre performer; stage manager; costume, set, or lighting designer; theatre for social action practitioner

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Affectionately known as DRED, this program has a focus on practical learning. It is one of Canada’s most unique undergraduate programs involving drama. You could develop presentations, performances and workshops around pressing social issues. Work in schools, art galleries, museums, hospitals, senior citizen residences and multicultural organizations. It’s perfect for students with an interest in using drama as a teaching tool or in community development. You can follow this up with our consecutive education program and become qualified to teach.


Sample Courses: Nature of Theatre, Introduction to Drama in Education and Community, Improvisation and Self Development, Creative Movement and Voice, Drama in the Classroom, Theatre for Social Action


Career Tracks Theatre for young audiences performer or coordinator, teacher, child and youth counsellor, theatre for social action practitioner, arts administrator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Interview for Drama in Education and Community. Please contact Dramatic Art at ext. 2804 or visit uwindsor.ca/drama
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

This double major is perfect for students who are interested in a career in both theatre and film. It is flexible so you can pick courses that interest you and prepare you for a career behind the camera or backstage. You could study set and costume design, video, film, theatre productions, theatre history, performance, or any combination, and more. The courses you take in CMF will ground you in the critical perspectives on media industries and their cultural, political and economic impact on our society. The Dramatic Art courses allow you to experience all aspects of production and gain a solid background in performance.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Stage Management, Directing the Screen Performance, Acting, Set Design, Television Performance, Nature of Theatre


Career Tracks: Producer/director, set designer, advertising manager, theatre manager, production specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

The classroom will be your stage with this intensive program that will make you eligible to teach drama and a second ‘teachable’ subject in grades 7 to 12. This concurrent program is very hands-on, giving you lots of opportunities to put the theory you’ve learned into practice.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Nature of Theatre, Voice for the Actor, Scene Painting for Theatre


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, theatre performer, program developer, educational assistant, arts administrator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only. For admission to the program, students will be selected based on a successful workshop/interview process
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Corey Palmer

"My experience at the University of Windsor helped to build a diverse set of skills, including adaptability, organization, and communication, that have 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 confi dent 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]

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

95%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2017)

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Career Tracks*


  • Artistic director
  • Artistic producer
  • Broadcaster
  • Comedian
  • Drama practitioner
  • Film critic
  • Lawyer
  • Lighting designer
  • Playwright
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public relations officer
  • Set designer
  • Social justice practitioner
  • Sound technician
  • Stage manager
  • Teacher
  • Theatre for young audiences
  • Theatre manager
  • Theatre performer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • 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

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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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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.

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