Professional Theatre

Professional Theatre (561.xx)

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR : - Acting 561.C0 - FALL 2012 OR LATER - Design 561.DD - FALL 2014 OR LATER - Technical Direction 561.TT - FALL 2014 OR LATERThe following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

Please note:

  • all professional courses are sequential and require the preceding level course as a prerequisite;
  • students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French;
  • students will be required to be available outside regularly scheduled class hours (evening and/or weekends);
  • students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment.
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Theatre History 1 | 561-114-AB

This course familiarizes students with the major periods in Western civilization and examines the theatre that emerged from those times and places. The basic elements of theatre are examined as well as the roots of drama. This is followed by a survey of Western theatre from ancient Greece up to the end of the Middle Ages in Western Europe. A materials fee will apply.

Introduction to Voice 1 | 561-213-AB

The voice classes aim to free the voice of its behaviour patterns and regain its spontaneity. The first semester is concerned primarily with the structure and process of the vocal mechanism, breathing, exploring sound vibrations and the channel for sound.

Introduction to Movement 1 | 56-313-AB

In this first semester, the movement training aims to develop physical awareness, ease of motion, co-ordination and stamina. Laban, movement fundamentals and unarmed stage combat are included in the course. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Creation 1 | 561-413-AB

Different types of improvisation help the student to open up, discover and develop a sense of play. Action Theatre includes exercises to expand awareness, stimulate the imagination, strengthen the capacity for feeling and develop skills of expression. Contact Improvisation helps the student listen, respond and initiate on a body level. Tumbling, weight support, fall and recovery are part of the training. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 1 | 561-516-AB

This course is designed to achieve four student objectives: to discover the nature of acting, to learn how to express action without the use of words, to gain a sound degree of self-awareness, and to realize and develop each student’s own resources of imagination, memory and sensory perceptiveness. The work involves improvisation, sensory development exercises, theatrically relevant games and an analysis of “play” itself. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

Theatre History 2 | 561-124-AB

The second semester begins with the Renaissance and moves from the 14th century to the 18th beginning in Italy, then going to England and ending with France. The major theatrical contributions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are dealt with successively. A materials fee will apply.

Introduction to Voice 2 | 561-223-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
Study and work begun the previous semester are continued, further developed and refined.

Introduction to Movement 2 | 561-323-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Movement 1. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Creation 2 | 561-423-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
The second semester is a continuation of Theatre Creation 1. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 2 | 561-526-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
In this semester roles from dramatic texts (including scenes and monologues) are assigned and students are expected to work towards a presentation at the end of the semester. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-2xx-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Voice and Diction 1 | 561-235-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This course provides the student with the opportunity to continue to develop an increased awareness of the vocal instrument. Emphasis is placed on diction, dialect and singing skills while working with a wide range of dramatic texts.

Movement and Lifestyle 1 | 561-235-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This class includes floor exercises, movement skills, related movement topics and period dance. The focus is on economy of action, expressive movement patterns and a sense of style.

Theatre Creation 3 | 561-433-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
Students further develop their improvisational skills by means of guidance and structured exercises based on breath, voice and body coordination. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 3 | 561-536-AB
Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This course extends the acting skills students have explored in their first year. Character analysis, character development and scene study are emphasized in class exercises and open-class presentations.
Text Laboratory 1 | 561-634-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
The course of study includes oral and written exercises in script analysis, techniques for strengthening the auditory and visual aspects of the text, development of the sensory experience of the spoken word, and techniques for preparing actors for the rehearsal process.

Performance Laboratory 1 | 561-736-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This course deals with preparing students for their first fully staged public performance. The main elements of this preparation are teamwork, rehearsal techniques, role interpretation, and voice and movement skills. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course.Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-2xx-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Voice and Diction 2 | 561-245-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Voice and Diction 1. Vocal skills continue to be developed. They are also integrated with acting techniques, and the performance of dramatic texts, song, poetry and prose. The course provides the opportunity for some of the works to be presented in a public setting before the end of semester.

Movement and Lifestyle 2 | 561-344-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Movement and Lifestyle 1.

Theatre Creation 4 | 561-443-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre Creation 3. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 4 | 561-546-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course extends the acting skills students have explored in the three previous semesters. Further skill development and application are emphasized through scene studies, class exercises and open-class presentations.

Text Laboratory 2 | 561-644-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Text Laboratory 1.

Performance Laboratory 2 | 561-746-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Performance Laboratory 1. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 5
Theatre History 3 | 561-194-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre History 2. A materials fee will apply.

Voice and Diction 3 | 561-255-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Voice and Diction 1 and 2. As such, the course continues to provide the student with the opportunity to develop their vocal skills and acting techniques, and to apply them to dramatic text, song, poetry or prose. The course may provide the opportunity for a work to be presented in a public setting before the end of semester.

Movement and Dance 1 | 561-356-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This class includes Laban Efforts, acrobatics and movement for selected texts. Attention is given to compositional skills related to selected texts from various plays.

Theatre Creation 5 | 561-453-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
Students progress to the study, preparation and presentation of an improvisational theatre piece.

Text Laboratory 3 | 561-653-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course equips the student with the skills required to analyze a dramatic text for the purpose of performance. A brief history of the origin of scripts, style, the playwright’s world, plot structure, visualization, characterization and the vocal life of the character are some of the skills that will be explored and developed.

Performance Laboratory 3 | 561-653-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Performance Laboratory 2. A materials fee will apply.

Acting for Camera 1 | 561-853-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course provides the actor with introductory level skills in preparation for an acting career in film and television. The basic stage training that the student has received to date will provide a foundation on which to build a “tool box” of skills specifically required for acting for the camera. This course also includes an introduction to the on-camera audition process. A materials fee will apply.

Professional Management 1 | 561-964-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course introduces the student to the various aspects of preparing for and operating in the job market. Topics include the preparation of the actor’s photo and résumé, money management, and the audition process. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 6
Theatre History 4 | 561-164-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre History 3. A materials fee will apply.

Voice and Diction 4 | 561-265-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Voice and Diction 3.

Movement and Dance 2 | 561-366-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Movement and Dance 1.

Theatre Creation 6 | 561-463-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre Creation 5.

Text Laboratory 4 | 561-663-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Text Laboratory 3. This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop and apply their text analysis skills, acting techniques, and vocal techniques to a performance of a full length-but short-play. The plays will be presented during the semester as a demonstration of the student’s competency within these disciplines.

Performance Laboratory 4 | 561-768-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
A continuation of Performance Laboratory 3. A materials fee will apply.

Acting for Camera 2 | 561-864-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Acting for Camera 1. A materials fee will apply.


Please note:

  • all professional courses are sequential and require the preceding level course as a prerequisite;
  • students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French;
  • students will be required to be available outside regularly scheduled class hours (evening and/or weekends);
  • students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment.
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Scenery Construction | 561-G1C-AB

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of set and properties construction for Theatre and Film. The course introduces the workshop with its attendant equipment and materials, placing an emphasis upon safety. The student will learn and practice the fundamental procedures and techniques of using hand tools, power tools and conventional materials to build scenic elements and certain properties. Students are required to provide specified tools, safety glasses and footwear. A materials fee will apply.

Intro to Design 1 | 561-G1D

This course introduces the contributing components for design in Theatre and Film. It surveys “design organization” and the theory of “concept development” for set, costume and lighting design. The student will receive drawing instruction, read a play to produce a staging concept with a scaled maquette and a costume file with renderings. The course culminates with an oral and visual presentation. A materials fee will apply.” less_text=”Course”] Course description

Costume Execution 1 | 561-G1E-AB

This course provides the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of costuming for Theatre and Film. Through practical work the students will acquire rudimentary skills in the manipulation of fabric. The work consists of learning the various materials and equipment, elementary sewing skills and the use and maintenance of sewing machines, overlockers and industrial irons. Students will also learn the terminology of a costume shop. A materials fee will apply.

Intro to Media & Stage | 561-G1P-AB

This is an introductory course which covers video, television, cinema and theatrical production. The course introduces basic equipment and techniques, as well as a survey of the personnel required in the industry. The course will also introduce the student to hands on working in the theatre.

Scenic Drafting 1 | 561-G1R-AB

The course introduces essential scenic drafting techniques and conventions and how they are applied to Theatre and Media Arts. The course covers hand drafting, ground plans, wall elevations, orthographic projection and centre-line cross sections. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre History 1 | 561-G1T-AB

This course is the first of a two part historical survey beginning with the origins of theatre and ritual performance to the present day. The content draws from general history, theatrical practices and conventions, plays, playwrights, and artistic styles, i.e. painting, sculpture, architecture, décor, furniture, fashion and music. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Scenery Construction 2 | 561-G2C-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenery Construction 1 and concentrates upon furthering the student’s knowledge of construction techniques used in scenic and properties construction. Emphasis is placed upon “safe practice” and teamwork. Alternate material usage will be explored, if applicable. A materials fee will apply.

Intro to Design 2 | 561-G2D-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Intro to Design I with a particular emphasis on Film design. Students design a set and costumes for a conceptual small scale film. They will be introduced to drawing a “story board” and will present their designs at the culmination of the course with conventional visualization, including storyboard, maquette and costume renderings. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Execution 2 | 561-G2E-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Execution 1, and introduces students to techniques, materials, equipment and procedures requiring a greater level of skill. The completion of an appropriate project is required. A materials fee will apply.

Stage Practices | 561-G2P-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course continues the introduction to performance technology started with Intro to Media & Stage. It will deal with the physical space of “The Stage” and its attendant infrastructure of light, sound, communication systems and rigging. The student will be introduced to basic electronics. A materials fee will apply.

Scenic Drafting 2 | 561-G2R-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenic Drafting 1 and includes areas of technical drawing not previously covered. Isometric projection, construction detail drawings and the introduction of basic AutoCAD (computer assisted drawing) are covered in this course. A materials fee will apply

Theatre History 2 | 561-G2T-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course completes the survey begun in Theatre History 1. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-2xx-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Production Lab 1 | 561-C3L-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
The student is assigned to a technical working crew for the preparation and running of a professional program production. A materials fee will apply.

Texts in Performance | 561-C3T-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course examines the dramatic structure of an expanded definition of text, with the intent of establishing a method of understanding and “reading” texts from the point of view of theatrical designers and technicians. Students explore prose and poetic scripts, music and movement as text, and linear and non-linear narratives through different analytical lenses.

Styles 1 | 561-D3L-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course is an in-depth study of styles from selected historical periods. The course covers the historical and political context and its implications upon the arts, including architecture, painting, sculpture, décor and fashion. Parallels are drawn between dramatic and cinematographic works and the impact that “style” has upon them. A materials fee will apply.

Scenic Design 1 | 561-D3S-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
A considerable portion of this course is devoted to perspective drawing techniques and the development of rendering skills. The student will develop a scenic design and present the finalized concept with the use of rendering, drafting, painted elevations, paint/finish samples and property drawings.
The student will develop time management skills to assist him/her in finalizing the project and will also assess the budgetary, technical and resource implications of the project. This course focuses on developing designs for Television and Film media. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Design 1 | 561-D3U-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
A considerable portion of this class is devoted to drawing techniques for the costume designer. Assisted by these skills, the student will develop a practical costume design for a given text, and will explore the implications of budget, time and resource management, presenting the concept visually with rendering, fabric swatches and costume plots. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Execution 3 | 561-G3E-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Execution 2 and focuses on costume fabrication for Theatre and Film, including management skills as they are directly applied to costume projects. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Production Lab 2 | 561-C4L-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Production Lab 1. The student is assigned to a technical working crew, for the preparation and running of a professional program production. A materials fee will apply.

Media Design 1 | 561-C5M-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course explores the design and implementation of new technologies geared toward live performance.

Costume Execution 4 | 561-D4E-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Execution 3 and focuses on costume fabrication for Theatre and Film, including management skills as they are directly applied to costume projects. A materials fee will apply.

Styles 2 | 561-D4L-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Styles 1 and contains an in-depth study of styles from selected historical periods. The course will cover the historical and political context and the implications upon the arts, including architecture, painting, sculpture, décor and fashion. Parallels are drawn between dramatic and cinematographic works and the impact that “style” has upon them. A materials fee will apply.

Scenic Design 2 | 561-D4S-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenic Design 1 and focuses on set and props design, including analysis of dramatic texts, lighting, and drawing, finishing techniques, scenic painting and management skills. This course focuses on developing designs for a Theatrical Stage production. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Design 2 | 561-D4U-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Design 2 and includes analysis of dramatic texts, lighting, drawing, finishing techniques and management skills used in the process of developing costume designs for Television, Film Media and/or the Stage.


Semester 5
Production Lab 3 | 561-C5L-AB
Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Production Lab 2. The student works as a Crew, Crew Chief, Manager, Lighting, Set, Costume or Sound Designer for the mounting and running of a Professional Program Production, including techniques relating to managing crews and engineering critical paths to meet production deadlines. A materials fee will apply.
Props Design and Construction 1 | 561-C5P-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is the first of two to focus on designing And building props for the stage, film and television. It will include management skills used in developing props for a production, as well as assessing personnel, time and budget realities. Any props design undertaken by a student for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks may be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline.

Media Design 2 | 561-C6M-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Media Design 1. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Design 3 | 561-D5C-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Design 2 and includes drawing and the integration of personnel, time and budgetary realities into the design process. Any costume design undertaken by a student for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline.

Scene Painting Lab 1 | 561-D5N-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course introduces advanced scene painting techniques as applied to Production. A materials fee will apply.

Set Design 1 | 561-D5S-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course focuses on designing scenery for the stage and includes management skills used in developing set designs for a production, as well as assessing the personnel, time and budgetary realities. Any set design undertaken by a single student designer for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline.

Theatre Lab 1 | 561-D5W-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
The student is assigned a crew, crew chief or management or design position for the preparation and running of a stage production.


Semester 6
Production Lab 4 | 561-C6L-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Production Lab 3. The student will work as a Crew, Crew Chief, Manager, Lighting, Set, Costume or Sound Designer for the mounting and running of a Professional Program Production, including techniques relating to managing crews and engineering critical paths to meet production deadlines. A materials fee will apply.

Props Design and Construction 2 | 561-C6P-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Props Design and Construction 1. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Design 4 | 561-D6C-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Design 3 and includes drawing and the integration of personnel, time and budgetary realities into the design process. Any costume design undertaken by a student for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Scene Painting Lab 2 | 561-D6N-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scene Painting Lab 1, and focuses on advanced scene painting techniques as applied to Production. A materials fee will apply.

Set Design 2 | 561-D6S-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Set Design 1 and focuses on designing scenery for the stage and includes management skills used in developing set designs for a production, as well as assessing personnel, time and budget realities. Any set design undertaken by a student designer for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Lab 2 | 561-D6W-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre Lab 1. The student is assigned a crew, crew chief, management or design position for the preparation and running of a Stage production.

Lighting Design | 561-D6X-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is an introduction to lighting design and its role in stage and screen productions. Students will learn the process a lighting designer follows, what lighting provides for a production and how it relates to other design elements.


Please note:

  • all professional courses are sequential and require the preceding level course as a prerequisite;
  • students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French;
  • students will be required to be available outside regularly scheduled class hours (evening and/or weekends);
  • students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment.
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Scenery Construction | 561-G1C-AB

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of set and properties construction for Theatre and Film. The course introduces the workshop with its attendant equipment and materials, placing an emphasis upon safety. The student will learn and practice the fundamental procedures and techniques of using hand tools, power tools and conventional materials to build scenic elements and certain properties. Students are required to provide specified tools, safety glasses and footwear. A materials fee will apply.

Intro to Design 1 | 561-G1D-AB

This course introduces the contributing components for design in Theatre and Film. It surveys “design organization” and the theory of “concept development” for set, costume and lighting design. The student will receive drawing instruction, read a play to produce a staging concept with a scaled maquette and a costume file with renderings. The course culminates with an oral and visual presentation. A materials fee will apply.” less_text=”Course”] Course description

Costume Execution 1 | 561-G1E-AB

This course provides the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of costuming for Theatre and Film. Through practical work the students will acquire rudimentary skills in the manipulation of fabric. The work consists of learning the various materials and equipment, elementary sewing skills and the use and maintenance of sewing machines, overlockers and industrial irons. Students will also learn the terminology of a costume shop. A materials fee will apply.

Intro to Media & Stage | 561-G1P-AB

This is an introductory course which covers video, television, cinema and theatrical production. The course introduces basic equipment and techniques, as well as a survey of the personnel required in the industry. The course will also introduce the student to hands on working in the theatre.

Scenic Drafting 1 | 561-G1R-AB

The course introduces essential scenic drafting techniques and conventions and how they are applied to Theatre and Media Arts. The course covers hand drafting, ground plans, wall elevations, orthographic projection and centre-line cross sections. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre History 1 | 561-G1T-AB

This course is the first of a two part historical survey beginning with the origins of theatre and ritual performance to the present day. The content draws from general history, theatrical practices and conventions, plays, playwrights, and artistic styles, i.e. painting, sculpture, architecture, décor, furniture, fashion and music. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Scenery Construction 2 | 561-G2C-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenery Construction 1 and concentrates upon furthering the student’s knowledge of construction techniques used in scenic and properties construction. Emphasis is placed upon “safe practice” and teamwork. Alternate material usage will be explored, if applicable. A materials fee will apply.

Intro to Design 2 | 561-G2D-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Intro to Design I with a particular emphasis on Film design. Students design a set and costumes for a conceptual small scale film. They will be introduced to drawing a “story board” and will present their designs at the culmination of the course with conventional visualization, including storyboard, maquette and costume renderings. A materials fee will apply.

Costume Execution 2 | 561-G2E-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Execution 1, and introduces students to techniques, materials, equipment and procedures requiring a greater level of skill. The completion of an appropriate project is required. A materials fee will apply.

Stage Practices | 561-G2P-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course continues the introduction to performance technology started with Intro to Media & Stage. It will deal with the physical space of “The Stage” and its attendant infrastructure of light, sound, communication systems and rigging. The student will be introduced to basic electronics. A materials fee will apply.

Scenic Drafting 2 | 561-G2R-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenic Drafting 1 and includes areas of technical drawing not previously covered. Isometric projection, construction detail drawings and the introduction of basic AutoCAD (computer assisted drawing) are covered in this course. A materials fee will apply

Theatre History 2 | 561-G2T-AB

Prerequisites: all first semester Theatre courses
This course completes the survey begun in Theatre History 1. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-2xx-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Production Lab 1 | 561-C3L-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
The student is assigned to a technical working crew for the preparation and running of a professional program production. A materials fee will apply.

Texts in Performance | 561-C3T-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course examines the dramatic structure of an expanded definition of text, with the intent of establishing a method of understanding and “reading” texts from the point of view of theatrical designers and technicians. Students explore prose and poetic scripts, music and movement as text, and linear and non-linear narratives through different analytical lenses.

Costume Execution 3 | 561-G3E-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Costume Execution 2 and focuses on costume fabrication for Theatre and Film, including management skills as they are directly applied to costume projects. A materials fee will apply.

Scenery Construction 3 | 561-T3C-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenery Construction 2 and focuses on set and properties building as well as rigging scenery for the stage and finishing techniques for Theatre and Film. Project management of people and resources is introduced in this course. A materials fee will apply.

Lighting 1 | 561-T3L-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course introduces the role of lighting in a stage or screen production. The student will learn technical lighting terminology used in the professional milieu, the functions of basic lighting equipment, stage lighting installations, optics, principles of electricity, colour theory, photometrics, lighting control systems, graphical representations of lighting installations, basic stage lighting techniques and how lighting relates to the other aspects of a stage or screen production. A materials fee will apply.

Sound 1 | 561-T3S-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course is the production student’s introduction to the use of sound in Theatrical production. Topics discussed will include: the physics of sound, acoustics, psychoacoustics, connectors, sound consoles, microphones, loudspeakers and compact disc players.

Management 1 | 561-T4G-AB

Prerequisites: all second semester Theatre courses
This course explores the roles of management as applied to Theatrical and Cinematographic production, i.e., the role of Stage Manager, Production Manager, Technical Director; First & Second Assistant Directors and other management personnel. Students will study how to generate professional paperwork, including lists, plots and schedules. Communication and interaction within the production team is highlighted. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Production Lab 2 | 561-C4L-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Production Lab 1. The student is assigned to a technical working crew, for the preparation and running of a professional program production. A materials fee will apply.

Media Design 1 | 561-C5M-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course explores the design and implementation of new technologies geared toward live performance.

Scenery Construction 4 | 561-T4C-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Scenery Construction 3, further advancing the skills of the student in management techniques and completing projects with a high level of surface finish. A materials fee will apply.

Lighting 2 | 561-T4L-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Lighting 1, and introduces students to the process of lighting design. Emphasis will be put on providing realistic lighting for a stage production. Students will also explore the concepts of lighting for the musical stage, text analysis and creating lighting paperwork for a production.

Sound 2 | 561-T4S-AB

Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Sound 1 and is the production student’s introduction to the practical aspects of sound in theatrical production. Topics discussed will include: use of sound cues to enhance theatrical production, analysis of the script for appropriate sound cues, use of the online sound library, use of sound editing and CD-burning software and preparation of the sound cue list.

Management 2 | 561-T5G-AB
Prerequisites: all third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Management 1 and focuses on how to best allocate resources for a stage or screen production, concentrating on time, management, scheduling, logistics, human resources and finances. Any production work undertaken by the Stage Manager or Production Manager for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline.

Semester 5
Props Design and Construction 1 | 561-C5P-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is the first of two to focus on designing And building props for the stage, film and television. It will include management skills used in developing props for a production, as well as assessing personnel, time and budget realities. Any props design undertaken by a student for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks may be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline.

Production Lab 3 | 561-C5L-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Production Lab 2. The student works as a Crew, Crew Chief, Manager, Lighting, Set, Costume or Sound Designer for the mounting and running of a Professional Program Production, including techniques relating to managing crews and engineering critical paths to meet production deadlines. A materials fee will apply.

Media Design 2 | 561-C6M-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Media Design I

Lighting and Sound | 561-T5B-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
The lighting aspect of this course includes an intensive project where the student will explore the use of lighting onstage and how it relates to sound and scenic elements in a stage production. Students will master rigging and focusing skills and expand on their knowledge of the lighting control desk. The student will also be introduced to the application of sound to audio-visual production. Sound recording, editing and sweetening for simple video productions will be discussed. Any work undertaken by the lighting or Sound Designer, Chief Electrician or Sound Operator for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Set Construction 1 | 561-T5S-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course focuses on set building, including drafting and finishing techniques, and shop management skills used by the Head Carpenter of a production. Any pre-production organization undertaken by the set crew chief for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab course during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Lab 1 | 561-T5W-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
The student is assigned a Crew, Crew Chief or Management position for the preparation and running of a Stage production.

Management 3 | 561-T6G-AB

Prerequisites: all fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Management 2, furthering the student’s knowledge of stage and production management techniques. Any production work undertaken by the stage manager or production manager for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline.


Semester 6
Production Lab 4 | 561-C6L-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Production Lab 3. The student will work as a Crew, Crew Chief, Manager, Lighting, Set, Costume or Sound Designer for the mounting and running of a Professional Program Production, including techniques relating to managing crews and engineering critical paths to meet production deadlines. A materials fee will apply.

Props Design and Construction 2 | 561-C6P-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Props Design and Construction I. A materials fee will apply.

Lighting | 561-T6L-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course will complete the students’ training in the area of lighting. Any work undertaken by the Lighting Designer or Chief Electrician for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks may be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Sound | 561-T6N-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course will complete the students’ training in the area of sound. Any work undertaken by the Sound Designer or Sound Operator for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks may be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Set Construction 2 | 561-T6S-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Set Construction 1 and focuses on set building, including drafting and finishing techniques, and management skills used by the head carpenter for a production. Any pre-production organization undertaken by the set crew chief for the current Production Lab or Theatre Lab courses during the first 5 weeks will be attached to this course as a separate stream component in the official course outline. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Lab 2 | 561-T6W-AB

Prerequisites: all fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre Lab 1. The student is assigned a Crew, Crew Chief, Management or Design position for the preparation and running of a Stage production.


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