Courses in Drama
Proposed courses for 2013-14Updates to follow:
For information on a MINOR Concentration in DRAMA see Drama Minor Concentration
For courses outside the Dept that count as DRAMA click here
For Shaw Festival course descriptions see Shaw Festival Courses
For more information email Lee Atkinson
Course Descriptions click on the orange link or see the
Arts & Science Calendar
100/200 Level CoursesCourse / Units / Term
300 Level CoursesCourse / Units / Term
DRAM 100 (6) F/W
DRAM 220 (3)
More courses that can count as DRAM
DRAM 300 (6) F/W see below
DRAM 303 (3) F - First Nations Playwrights
DRAM 311 (3) W*
DRAM 323 (3) W*
DRAM 331 (3) F*
DRAM 339 (3) W - Special Studies Acting
DRAM 342 (3) F - Design *
DRAM 344 (3) F *
DRAM 345 (3) F/W *
DRAM 348 (3) F - Theatre Admin *
DRAM 350 (6) F/W*
STSC 300 (3) F *
400/500 Level Courses
Course / Units / Term
IDIS 410 (3) F* (for 4th yr STSC or Medials)
DRAM 501 Playwriting (F/W)
DRAM 419 (3.0 units or .5 credit) Fourth year seminar/studio: Generating SpaceThis course will consider how defined spaces generate and are generated by drama, theatre and performance. Our study will be divided into four sections:
1. Considering plays which inscribe a defined space as part of their dramaturgy.
2. Considering theatre that takes on site-specificity as integral to performance and dramaturgy.
3. Considering selected theoretical approaches to the study of space as applicable to theatre and performance.
4. Finally, an exploration through experiments bearing on the understanding and expression of performance spaces in an age of virtual spaces.
LLCU 200 (3) TBA Introduction to Semiotics and CommunicationThis course presents a critical study of the interpretative acts underlying the understanding of signs. It traces the development of semiotics from an historical perspective through the works of theoreticians such as F.de Saussure, C.S.Peirce, R.Barthes, A.J.Greimans, U.Eco, and S.Lange. Particular attention will be paid to the function of verbal and non-verbal signs in the literary and linguistic fields as well as communication through theatre, cinema, art, and the media.