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Program Requirements

Theatre

​Requirements

The 120 credit hour, 36 course program may be completed on a full-time basis as set out under Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre). The course structure for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) is outlined under Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.      

  • The program is designed to educate and train the student in the history, theory and practice of the theatre arts. The degree provides an undergraduate training, delivered by theatre professionals, that will prepare students to enter a professional graduate school of theatre, theatre conservatory or an apprenticeship in the theatre profession. The degree also provides a broad liberal arts education with a strong component of dramatic literature, enabling the graduate to pursue a variety of careers outside the theatre profession.

  • In recognition of the relative isolation of the Grenfell Campus and the need for students of the performing arts to be exposed to examples of excellence in their field of study, provision will be made for students in their senior years to visit major theatre centres outside the province (e.g. the Harlow Campus will be utilized for studies in London and Stratford).

  • Where circumstances warrant any prerequisite(s) for Theatre courses may be waived by the Program Chair.

  • Students in their first year will not be allowed to participate in theatre productions. Exceptions will be made only with the permission of the Head of the Division of Fine Arts, and permission will be given only where a student demonstrates satisfactory performance. Where circumstances warrant, a student in second or third year may be given the opportunity for advanced responsibilities in production with the permission of the Program Chair. Permission will be given only where a student demonstrates above average academic performance as well as exceptional theatrical ability.

  • Productions will constitute the designated number of rehearsal hours as described below. However, the final week of rehearsals (technical rehearsals) will include ten hour days on Saturday and Sunday. All performances will take place in the evenings with the possible exceptions of occasional matinees.

Table: Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

 

YEAR ONE

 

YEAR TWO

 

YEAR THREE

 

YEAR FOUR

FALL SEMESTER

3 credit hours in first-year English courses

Elective

Theatre 1000

Theatre 1010

Theatre 1020

English 2350

English 3205

Theatre 2010 or Theatre 2020

Theatre 2080 or Theatre 2090

Visual Arts 2700

3 credit hours chosen from Classics (3405, 3410, 4240, 4300, 4305, English 3021, 3022, 3156, 3171, 3181, 3200, 3201, 3206, 3260, 3275, 3902, 4210, 4211, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4305, 4307, 4308, 4317, 4912, Folklore 3300, French 3501, Spanish 4502)

Elective

Theatre 3010 or Theatre 3020

Theatre 3060 or Theatre 3070

Theatre 3080 or Theatre 3090

Theatre 4010 or Theatre 4020

Theatre 4060 or Theatre 4070

Theatre 4080 or Theatre 4090

Theatre 4040

Theatre 4030

WINTER SEMESTER

3 credit hours in first-year English courses

Elective

Elective

Theatre 1001

Theatre 1110 or Theatre 1120

Elective

English 2351

Theatre 2011 or Theatre 2021

Theatre 2081 or Theatre 2091

Visual Arts 2701

3 credit hours chosen from Classics (3405, 3410, 4240, 4300, 4305, English 3021, 3022, 3156, 3171, 3181, 3200, 3201, 3206, 3260, 3275, 3902, 4210, 4211, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4305, 4307, 4308, 4317, 4912, Folklore 3300, French 3501, Spanish 4502)

Elective

Theatre 3011 or Theatre 3021

Theatre 3061 or Theatre 3071

Theatre 3081 or Theatre 3091

Theatre 4001

Chair, Theatre Program

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FA315
Phone: (709) 639-6485
Email: mwaller@grenfell.mun.ca