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Learn to act for theatre, film, radio and television. Write a play. Explore the directing process, participate in coaching, conducting auditions and developing rehearsal schedules. Interpret dramatic text. Design and construct stage sets and costumes. Gain hands-on experience with lighting, sound production and stage management for on-campus performances. Study the evolution of theatrical production.

Program Options

Bachelor of Arts - Drama or Theatre History

  • B.A. Four-year - Drama
  • B.A. Three-year - Drama
  • B.A. Honours - Theatre History
  • Double Honours in Drama and Another Subject

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs
  • B.F.A. - Area 1: Acting
  • B.F.A. - Area 2: Design

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    What is Drama?

    Drama is the study of theatre with an applied approach to learning. If you’re interested in joining the Department of Drama, chances are you’re envisioning a career in the performing arts. Our outstanding faculty and staff share your passion, and we provide a consistently creative and supportive environment to help students achieve career success. Our students learn how to act for theatre, film, radio and television. They learn how to write plays, manage stage sets and design costumes. Students explore the directing process, participate in audition training and develop rehearsal schedules. They also gain important, hands-on experience with lighting, sound production and stage management. Top it all off with study of the theory and evolution of theatrical production, and it’s no surprise that our alumni have gained widespread success in Canada, Hollywood and around the world.

    Drama: Is it for you?

    • The U of S Drama Department was the first to be established in Canada and the Commonwealth! The Department’s distinctive personality centres on the extent of its creativity, the freedom of its artistic opportunities and the variety of theatrical experiences it offers.
    • As an integral part of the U of S, the Drama Department began offering degree studies in 1946.
    • The Department’s mainstage is the Greystone Theatre, a well-equipped studio theatre which provides students with the opportunity to create and present live theatre.
    • Students explore and develop their talents as actors, technical crew, stage managers, writers, directors and designers. The U of S Drama Department is a vibrant contributor to Saskatchewan art and culture.
    • The Department has a Study Abroad course, Theatre Studies in London, and is putting the finishing touches on Studies in Theatre Cities, which will complement our London course. Offered in alternating years, this course's location city will change. Centres explored will include New York, Edinburgh, Dublin and Chicago, all vibrant cities with world-renowned theatre.
    • We've also participated in exchange programs with Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, and as far afield as Queensland University in Australia. Students and faculty have ventured abroad, teaching and studying over the years.

    Sample Classes

    • DRAM 213: Technical Theatre IV Stage Management
      Introduction to the fundamentals of the craft and art of stage lighting, sound production, and theatre stage management. There is a requirement of a minimum of 50 hours of production work beyond the regular class and lab hours. Students should avoid taking any evening classes because of the demands of evening production set-up and rehearsals.
    • DRAM 319: Acting VI
      Studio productions that focus on the acting demands of a specific period, genre, or style. The course will be an introduction to the concept of the ensemble as well as rehearsal and performance strategies.
    • DRAM 401: Dramatic Theory and Criticism
      An examination of significant theories of major critics, theorists and writers of the theatre from ancient to modern.

    Career Opportunities

    • Actor
    • Playwright
    • Screenwriter
    • Stage Manager
    • Production Manager
    • Stage Designer
    • Costume Designer
    • Lighting Designer
    • Director
    • Professor
    • Arts Administrator

    Skill Sets Gained

    • Teamwork
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication skills: written/oral
    • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
    • Creativity
    • Decision-making skills
    • Honesty, integrity and ethical standards
    • Goal-setting
    • Adaptability/flexibility
    • Personal management/motivational skills

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