Proposed 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 Courses

Course / Units / Term

DRAM 100 (6) F/W

DRAM 200 (6) F/W
DRAM 205 (3) Fall correspondence
DRAM 205 (3) Winter blended
DRAM 216 (3) F

DRAM 220 (3) Fall

DRAM 236 (3) Winter

DRAM 237 (3) Fall or
DRAM 237 (3) Winter
DRAM 238 (3) Fall (intensive) Sept25-Oct31
DRAM 239 (3) Fall

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

DRAM 251 (3) Fall or
DRAM 251 (3) Winter

Summer Courses 2014

DRAM205 (correspondence)
DRAM271 (3)
DRAM 371 (3)
DRAM 373 (3)

More courses that can count as DRAMA or electives
LLCU200 (3) F see info below
LLCU251 W Pirandello
IDIS210 (3) F
MUSC373 (3) F Musical Theatre Practicum

DRAM 300 (6) F/W see below
DRAM 303 (3) Fall - First Nations Playwrights
DRAM 301 (3) Winter
DRAM 311 (3) Fall

DRAM 323 (3) Fall or
DRAM 323 (3) Winter

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

DRAM 345 (3) F/W
DRAM 348 (3) Fall - Theatre Admin
DRAM 350 (6) F/W

STSC300 (3) (Fall) Acting for the Camera (prerequ 237, preference given to students in STSC and Maj DRAM)

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

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

400/500 Level Courses

Course / Units / Term

DRAM 400 (9) F/W
DRAM 419 (3) W Special Studies - see below
IDIS 410 (6) F (for 4th yr STSC or Film/Dram Medials)

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

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) Fall Introduction to Semiotics and Communication
This 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 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.

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.