Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours- Drama

The B.F.A. programs are intended for students who wish to acquire a thorough knowledge of one of the performance-oriented areas of theatre as part of their general education and for those who wish to prepare for graduate schools or conservatories in areas of acting or design.


Area 1: Acting - concerned with the practice of acting in various media.

Area 2: Design - concerned with the practice of scenic, lighting, and costume design for the stage.


1. Admission

Students interested in entering the B.F.A. program in Drama should contact the Department of Drama no later than the end of their first year. By that time, students should have completed as many of ENG 112.3, and DRAM 110.3, DRAM 113.3, DRAM 118.3, and DRAM 119.3 as possible. Formal admission to the B.F.A. program should be made on an Application for Honours form available at the Undergraduate Student Office. In order to qualify for admission, students must have obtained a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and a Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% in all drama courses taken.

2. Pre-B.F.A. Program

The recommended Pre-B.F.A. year: two of DRAM 110.3, DRAM 113.3, DRAM 210.3, DRAM 213.3; DRAM 118.3 and DRAM 119.3; ENG 112.3 and 3 additional credit units of 100-level ENG; and nine credit units selected from requirements 1 to 5 of Program Type D: Fine Arts.

Note: It is strongly recommended that all potential Drama B.F.A. students take ENG 112.3 and 3 additional credit units of 100-level ENG and that potential design students also take ARTH 120.3 and ARTH 121.3.

3. Academic Requirements

This degree is offered in acting or design. The degree requires four years (120 credit units) in the College of Arts & Science.  The B.F.A. student is encouraged to use the electives for further work in drama. The student is also expected to attend all Department of Drama guest lectures, special performances, and workshops that are periodically scheduled. Further, a B.F.A. candidate must maintain a Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% overall and a Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% on all Drama courses.

No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used to meet Requirements F1 to F5.

F1 Basic Fine Arts Requirement (12 credit units)

F2 Humanities Requirement (6 credit units)

F3 Science Requirement (6 credit units)

F4 Language Requirement (6 credit units)

F5 Social Science Requirement (6 credit units)

F6 Major Requirement (57-63 credit units)

F7 Electives Requirement (21-27 credit units)

Recommended Sequence of Courses - Acting

Recommended Sequence of Courses - Design