Courses for 2014-15

updates to follow

- Shaw Festival Courses 2014
- Medieval Theatre Courses 2014
- Drama Minor Concentration
- Required for Teachables
- For courses outside the Dept that count as Drama
- More information -email Lee Atkinson

- More Course descriptions - A&S Calendar

100/200 Level Courses

Course / Units / Term

300 Level Coursesfdas

Course / Units / Term

DRAM 100 (6) F/W open

DRAM 200 (6) F/W
DRAM 205 (3) Fall correspondence open to non-Drama
DRAM 205 (3) (space available) Winter open to non-Drama
DRAM 216 (3) Fall

DRAM 220 (3) Fall

DRAM 236 (3) (space available) Winter Public Presentation - open to non-Drama students

DRAM 237 (3) Fall (closed)
DRAM 237 (3) Winter (closed)
DRAM 238 (3) Fall (intensive) Sept25-Oct31(closed)
DRAM 239 (3) Fall see info below (space still available)

DRAM 240 (3) Fall
DRAM 241 (3) Winter (closed)
DRAM 242 (3) Winter (open)
DRAM 246(1.5) F or W
DRAM 247 (1.5) F or W

DRAM 251 (3) Fall (closed)
DRAM 251 (3) Winter (closed)

Summer Courses 2015
DRAM205 (correspondence)
DRAM271 (3)
DRAM 371 (3)
DRAM 373 (3)

More courses that can count as DRAMA or electives
LLCU200 (3) W see info below
LLCU215 Dante - elective only- not a DRAM
IDIS210 (3) W
MUSC373 (3) F Musical Theatre Practicum

DRAM 300 (6) F/W
DRAM 303 (3) Fall - First Nations Playwrights - open to non-Drama
DRAM 301 (3) Winter (closed)
DRAM 311 (3) Fall

DRAM 323 (3) Fall (closed)
DRAM 323 (3) Winter (closed)

DRAM 331 (3) F Acting Shakespeare- closed
DRAM 332 (3) W Mask and Mime - closed
DRAM339 (3) Winter (closed)

DRAM 345 (3) F/W closed
DRAM 348 (3) Fall - Theatre Admin

DRAM 350 (6) F/W (closed)

DRAM 395 (3) Winter internship (see info below)

STSC300 (3) (Fall) (closed)

STSC309 (3) (Fall)Practical course, Intensive 3 weekends, Oct24-Nov9, Media and Community, see more info below (closed)

STSC339 (3) (open) - Winter. Media and Performance - STSC, DRAM and Film students, see info below

400/500 Level Courses

Course / Units / Term

DRAM 400 (9) F/W (closed)
DRAM 419 (3) W Special Studies - see below(open)
IDIS 410 (6) F

DRAM 501 Playwriting (F/W)
DRAM 502 Independant study
DRAM 541 (3) F/W
DRAM 545 ( 3)F/W

DRAM 239 Intro to Acting - will be an introduction to devised theatre techniques.  Students will be required to write and perform their own original material as well as work with others adapting non-theatrical material for performance.

DRAM395/3.0: Internship Students can apply to undertake a practical internship in theatre production or administration
PREREQUISITES: • Level 3 in a DRAM Major or Medial Plan • and 2.9 GPA in DRAM • and permission of the Department
How to enroll: 1) Find a suitable internship position. (These are normally substantial projects –120 hours or more -- with professional companies) 2) See Lee to check your academic prerequisites and be pre-approved. 3) Apply directly to the position. 4) Once successfully hired, see Lee to be enrolled.

DRAM 419 (3.0 units) Winter. The Business of Being a Theatre Professional in Canada ( 4th yr standing in DRAM or - 3rd with pre-req of 348)
The Business of Being a Theatre Professional in Canada Learning Outcomes: Drama 419 has been devised to provide an opportunity for you (the student) to develop an appreciation of the business of being a theatre professional in Canada. This course will also provide an opportunity for you to acquire knowledge and to further develop critical thinking about the development of the professional theatre artist in Canada. As well, you will be given the opportunity to further develop skills in researching, presenting both oral and written work as well as participating in class discussions focusing on the following topics: Status of the Artist legislation The economic value of the arts in Canada Canadian Actors Equity Association Professional Association of Canadian Theatres Alternative theatres and fringe festivals Self-producing and collective creation The Self-employed artist and the tax laws – Canada Pension Plan and Retirement Savings Plan Canada Council-funding for the artist Ontario Arts Council-funding for the artist Writing skills – grant proposals Preparing materials for an audition or an interview - cover letters, resumés, curriculum vitae The personal business plan - financing the business of you.

LLCU 200/3.0: Semiotics and Communication: An Introduction (winter, option course for DRAM Plans)
Semiotics is the discipline that studies signs and how these participate in creating meaning. In fact semiotics investigates the phenomena related to meaning and communication. The first part of the course will focus on the theoretical system on which semiotic analyses is based, namely the work of F. de Saussure, C. Peirce, R. Barthes, U. Eco, S. Langer and others. The second half of the course will be devoted to applying the semiotic theories to various subject areas such as literature, art, film, theatre, food, space and other fields.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 215: Dante ( Fall, elective course for DRAM Plans)
A study of Dante Alighieri’s life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 301/3.0: Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission ( fall, option for DRAM Plans)
An examination of traditional and innovative forms of oral cultural transmission in a selection of American, African and European contexts with particular focus on the interaction of narrative and technology. This is a general introduction to the how celebrations of language, storytelling and other narrative forms play an essential role in integrating and transmitting cultural values and norms.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

STSC 309*/See Note: 3 consecutive weekends/Fall: Special Topics in Stage and Screen
An intensive, practical workshop on community-based, celebratory performance and integrated media lead by Stage and Screen visiting artists John Fox and Sue Gill. Fox and Gill founded and ran the UK performance group Welfare State International for 40 years. Their work is the subject of the book Engineers of the Imagination by Tony Coult and Baz Kershaw. In Canada they are known for the innovative outdoor show Tempest on Snake Island. For more information on the artists go to:
NOTE: This intensive course is offered over three weekends - October 25-26, November 1-2, and 8-9, Saturday and Sunday only, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. 

STSC339: (3) Winter. Media and Performance
This course examines how performance shapes our social experiences and lived identities. From the daily acts of self-performance on social media to the ‘once in a life time’ performances in the Olympic Games, performance binds contemporary cultural practices, small and large. It underlies the micro acts we generate with every ‘tweet’ and the macro acts we witness as viewers. We will focus on how different social players (from artists and activists to bloggers and brand managers) customize diverse and differently-scaled social events for multiple cities and commercial markets. Case-studies will range from art projects designed to be staged in parallel sites to mega-events like World Expos designed to be staged for national and global audiences.