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Come develop your creativity in our drama program where you’ll
get the training for a career in the theatre. Choose a concentration
in performance, history and theory, design/technical theatre, or a
combination of two or all three. First-year students get hands-on training
behind the scenes. Students love this program so much, many go on to
graduate school for further learning and specialization
Sample Courses: Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies, Introductory Acting,
Drawing for the Theatre, Rendering for the Theatre, Stage Management,
Directing, Improvisation and Self-Development
Career Tracks: Artistic producer; theatre performer; stage manager; costume, set, or lighting designer; theatre for social action practitioner
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 83%
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Join one of Canada’s most unique undergraduate programs involving
drama. It’s perfect for students who are interested in performance and
teaching with aspirations to use drama as a vehicle to empower others.
With a focus on practical learning, you will develop presentations,
performances and workshops around pressing social issues. Work in
schools, art galleries, museums, hospitals, senior citizen residences and
multicultural organizations. You can follow this up with our consecutive
education degree program and become qualified to teach at any grade
level or pursue graduate studies in a complimentary discipline.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies, Introduction to
Drama in Education and Community, Introductory Acting, Improvisation
and Self-Development, Drama in the Classroom, Theatre for Social Action
Career Tracks: Theatre for young audiences performer or coordinator, teacher, child
and youth counsellor, arts practitioner, stage manager
This double major is perfect for students who are interested in a career in both theatre and film. It is flexible so you can pick courses that interest you and prepare you for a career behind the camera or backstage. You could study set and costume design, video, film, theatre productions, theatre history, performance, or any combination, and more. The courses you take in CMF will ground you in the critical perspectives on media industries and their cultural, political and economic impact on our society. The Dramatic Art courses allow you to experience all aspects of production and gain a solid background in performance.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Media Design and Production, Stage Management, Directing the Screen Performance, Acting, Set Design, Television Performance, Nature of Theatre
Career Tracks: Producer/director, set designer, advertising manager, theatre manager, production specialist
Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
The classroom will be your stage with this intensive program that will
make you eligible to teach drama in grades 7 to 12. This concurrent
program is hands-on, giving you opportunities to practice drama as
a vehicle for learning and teaching. Put the theory you’ve learned into
practice through field experience.
Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and
Evaluation, Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies, Introductory
Acting, Drama in the Classroom, Improvisation and Self Development,
Theatre for Social Action
Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, theatre performer, program developer, educational assistant, arts administrator
Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%
Employment Rate of Graduates
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2017)
"My experience at the University of Windsor helped to build a diverse set of skills, including adaptability, organization, and communication, that have helped me in my career. It provided me with the professional experience required to be able to begin my career in theatre management right out of University. The level of care and support provided by the faculty and staff at UWindsor allowed me to feel confident in taking risks and to be open to taking new paths. Windsor is really a hidden gem in drama and theatre education in Ontario."
Corey Palmer BA in Drama in Education and Community BEd in Education 
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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