Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

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Laboratory sessions and rehearsal periods may be added to any course at the discretion of the instructor.

DRAMA 100s


DRAMA 100 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004661
Introduction to Theatre
This course introduces students to the processes of text-based theatre creation and production. Students produce an existing play text by developing and implementing an original conceptual approach. Prior experience in theatre-making is not required.
[Note: Formerly DRAMA 101B.]
Antireq: DRAMA 101B

DRAMA 102 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004662
Introduction to Performance
This workshop course introduces students to the creative processes of performance in a range of formal and informal settings. Emphasis is placed on the student's development as a performer. Prior performance experience is not required.
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 102)

DRAMA 200s


DRAMA 200 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004660
Theatre and Performance in Context
Students experience, analyze, and interpret a range of works of theatre and performance. Close attention is paid to the original circumstances in which these works were produced, the ways in which they have reflected and influenced the communities that produced them, and their relevance to current performance practice and research.
[Note: Formerly DRAMA 101A.]
Antireq: DRAMA 101A

DRAMA 206 WSP 0.50Course ID: 014896
Production Participation 1
Students work with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and develop basic proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required

DRAMA 207 WSP 0.50Course ID: 014918
Production Participation 2
Students work with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and develop basic proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required

DRAMA 220 WSP 0.50Course ID: 012417
Performance Studies
This workshop course in performance studies explores performance as a way of knowing. It investigates performance as artistic practice and as a means of understanding historical, social and cultural practices, including drama/theatre texts, poetry, narratives and texts of everyday life.
Prereq: Level at least 2A; Theatre and Performance majors and minors only
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 220)

DRAMA 221 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004663
Performing Text
Students explore techniques to analyze, interpret, and perform texts.
Prereq: DRAMA 102/SPCOM 102

DRAMA 222 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004664
Performing the Body
Students explore techniques to access and develop the body as a resource for performance.
Prereq: DRAMA 102/SPCOM 102

DRAMA 243 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004668
Technical Production 1
Students develop basic proficiency in the technical elements of live theatre and performance production, including carpentry, lighting, projection, sound, wardrobe, and properties. Students apply these concepts in a departmental production.
Prereq: DRAMA 100/101B

DRAMA 244 LAB 0.50Course ID: 004669
Technical Production 2
Students develop intermediate proficiency in the technical elements of live theatre and performance production, including carpentry, lighting, projection, sound, wardrobe, and properties. Students apply these concepts in a departmental production.
Prereq: DRAMA 100/101B, 243

DRAMA 246 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014897
Design for Performance
Students explore historical and current perspectives on the principles of design for performance.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

DRAMA 248 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014914
Management for the Arts
Students explore a broad range of arts management concepts. Assignments take students' individual interests into account.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

DRAMA 278 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 011907
Theatre and Technology
Students explore the development of theatre technologies and their significance in historical and current performance contexts.
[Note: Formerly DRAMA 405.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 405

DRAMA 280 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014906
Theatre and Performance in Canada
Students explore theatre and performance in Canada in its historical, political, and cultural contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

DRAMA 282 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014884
Gender and Performance
Students explore representations of gender on stage, in the media, and in politics.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 491 (Section 001) taken Winter 2013

DRAMA 284 WSP 0.50Course ID: 014885
Site-Specific Performance
Students explore performance sites as resources for creation.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

DRAMA 286 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014907
Early English Theatre
Students explore the early development and continuing relevance of English language theatre and performance practices.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

DRAMA 288 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014886
Language, Theatre, and Performance
Students explore the relationship between language and meaning in historical and contemporary theatre and performance.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

DRAMA 300s


DRAMA 300 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014887
Theories of Theatre and Performance
Students study and critique a range of existing works of theatre and performance in the context of related commentary, paying close attention to concepts of knowledge, experience, and positionality.
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students only.
Coreq: DRAMA 101A/200

DRAMA 301 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004678
Performance Creation
Students study, apply, and critique a range of processes for making theatre and performance, paying close attention to the relationship between the approach to creation and the significance of works in the communities where they are performed.
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students only.
Coreq: DRAMA 101A/200

DRAMA 306 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004680
Production Participation 3
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 316

DRAMA 307 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004681
Production Participation 4
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 317

DRAMA 316 WSP 1.00Course ID: 014888
Production Participation 5
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency through extensive contributions to specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 306

DRAMA 317 WSP 1.00Course ID: 014889
Production Participation 6
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency through extensive contributions to specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 307

DRAMA 321 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004688
Approaches to Acting with Text
Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to acting in traditions emphasizing the text as a resource for performance.
Prereq: DRAMA 221 or 222

DRAMA 322 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004689
Approaches to Acting with the Body
Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to performance in traditions emphasizing the body as a resource for performance.
Prereq: DRAMA 221 or 222

DRAMA 326 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004692
Performing the Voice
Students explore techniques to access and develop the voice as a resource for performance.
Prereq: DRAMA 102/SPCOM 102; one of DRAMA 221, DRAMA 222, SPCOM 223; Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 326)

DRAMA 331 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004694
Design Theory and Practice
Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to design in the areas of set/space, light, projection, and costume.
Prereq: DRAMA 101A/200, 243, 244, 246
(Cross-listed with FINE 335)

DRAMA 343 SEM 0.50Course ID: 004698
Stage Management
Students explore approaches to stage management for theatre and performance.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: DRAMA 243, 244, 248

DRAMA 361 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004706
Approaches to Directing
Exploration of the director's task in its practical, theoretical and historical aspects.
Prereq: DRAMA 101A/200, 243, 244. Theatre and Performance students only

DRAMA 366 WSP 0.50Course ID: 014900
Writing for Performance
Students explore techniques for analyzing, interpreting, and creating texts for theatre and performance.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 490 (Section 002) taken in Fall 2011

DRAMA 368 WSP 0.50Course ID: 014902
Collaborative Creation
Students explore techniques for collaborative creation in theatre and performance.
Prereq: DRAMA 101A/200, 243, 244.
Antireq: DRAMA 490 (Section 001) taken in Fall 2012

DRAMA 371 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004708
Theatre History 1
Theatre history from Classical Greece to the Renaissance.

DRAMA 372 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004709
Theatre History 2
Theatre history from the Classical French and English Restoration periods to the present era.

DRAMA 374 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014890
Sustainability in Performance
Students explore the interchange between artistic practice and current topics in sustainability research.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

DRAMA 376 SEM 0.50Course ID: 011182
Political Theatre and Performance
Students explore the relationships among form, political engagement, culture, and agency in theatre and performance.
[Note: Formerly DRAMA 402.]
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 402

DRAMA 378 SEM 0.50Course ID: 014891
Black Theatre and Performance
Students explore the relationship of black theatre and performance to artistic and public life in North America.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 491 (Section 001) taken in Winter 2012

DRAMA 379 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 014892
Virtual Theatre and Performance
Students explore and create theatre and performance in virtual reality.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

DRAMA 386 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005166
Shakespeare 1
A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with ENGL 362)
Also offered Online

DRAMA 387 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005167
Shakespeare 2
A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with ENGL 363)
Also offered Online

DRAMA 400s


DRAMA 400 WSP 1.50Course ID: 014893
Collaborative Performance Project
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. As core members of the creative team, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 406, 410, 416

DRAMA 406 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004715
Production Participation 7
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. Students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of DRAMA 206, 207,306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 400, 416

DRAMA 407 WSP 0.50Course ID: 004716
Production Participation 8
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 410, 417

DRAMA 409 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004717
Theatre Criticism
Study and practice of the criticism of theatre production and performance.
[Note: May be subject to priority enrolment. There is a course fee of $150 to pay for the cost of theatre tickets and transportation to and from theatres.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Theatre and Performance or Speech Communication majors in the Performance Studies area of concentration only

DRAMA 410 WSP 1.50Course ID: 014898
Collaborative Performance Project
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. As core members of the creative team, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 400, 407, 417

DRAMA 416 WSP 1.00Course ID: 014894
Production Participation 9
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. Through extensive contributions to production, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 400, 406

DRAMA 417 WSP 1.00Course ID: 014895
Production Participation 10
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. Through extensive contributions to production, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students only.
Antireq: DRAMA 407, 410

DRAMA 440 LEC,SEM,WSP 0.50Course ID: 011906
Performative Inquiry and Practice
This course explores how to create, perform and analyze performance texts, here defined as including drama/theatre texts, poetry, narratives, and the texts of everyday life. Through readings and creative investigation, students will explore the links between the participant, the researcher, the site and the impulse of inquiry.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 440)

DRAMA 490 SEM,WSP 0.50Course ID: 004723
Selected Seminars in Drama & Theatre Arts
Seminars in special areas of drama and theatre.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Department Consent Required

DRAMA 491 SEM,WSP 0.50Course ID: 010105
Selected Seminars in Drama & Theatre Arts
Seminars in special areas of drama and theatre.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Department Consent Required

DRAMA 499A LEC 0.50Course ID: 004740
Senior Seminar
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to complete a comprehensive presentation in her/his major area of concentration.
[Note: A grade for DRAMA/SPCOM 499A will be submitted only after the completion of DRAMA/SPCOM 499B.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours Theatre and Performance
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 499A)

DRAMA 499B LEC 0.50Course ID: 004741
Senior Seminar
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to complete a comprehensive presentation in her/his major area of concentration. Second part of DRAMA/SPCOM 499.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours Theatre and Performance
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 499B)