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Theatre Studies

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The Theatre Studies program is located in Main Building
(902) 566-6013

The English Department has been the home of the Theatre Studies Program for over 25 years. In 2004, the Department made a commitment to Theatre. Since then, the Theatre Studies Program has undergone a complete overhaul by its Coordinator, Dr. Greg Doran. The Program is now focused on developing practical performance skills and advanced theatre skills, such as directing and criticism.

Currently, there are two Theatre Studies courses cross-listed with English and open to all students. As well, students can complete a Minor in Theatre Studies. For more information about the Minor, please consult the UPEI Calendar.

It's easy to get involved in theatre on the UPEI campus, through Vagabond Productions, the production company for the Theatre Studies Program, and/or through the UPEI Theatre Society, which is the student-run extracurricular theatre group on campus. Over the years, both have produced popular shows.

 

Dr. Greg Doran
Program Coordinator
Want more information about Theatre Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
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Careers:
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Actor
  • Critic
  • Producer
  • Dramaturge
The Theatre Studies program is located in Main Building
(902) 566-6013

A Minor in Theatre Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. Theatre 244, Theatre 344, Theatre 434, and Theatre 444 are compulsory for the Minor. Prospective students should note, however, that Theatre 444 requires students to make a significant contribution to a Theatre Studies production, or another production approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. Theatre 444 will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. Students enrolled in Theatre 444 will be under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies, or an approved supervisor. In addition, students must select three elective courses. Students using any of the approved courses to complete the Minor in Theatre Studies may not also use them to complete a Major.

Want more information about Theatre Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
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Careers:
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Actor
  • Critic
  • Producer
  • Dramaturge
The Theatre Studies program is located in Main Building
(902) 566-6013

NOTE: Students who are in the Majors or Honours English programs must take at least one elective outside the English Department.

English
English 195 Introduction to Drama
English 222 Reading Film: Introduction to Film Studies
English 255 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 256 Shakespeare in Film and Media
English 285 Linguistics I: The Sound System of English
English 303 Contemporary Drama
English 315 English-Canadian Drama
English 341 Modern Drama
English 357 Renaissance Drama
English 367 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
English 455 Advanced Studies in Early Modern Literature

Classics
Classics 212 Ancient Tragedy
Classics 222 Ancient Comedy

Modern Languages (French)
339 Théàtre Canadienne-Français
344 XVIIe Siecle: Le Grand Siecle II

Diversity and Social Justice Studies
302 Constructing Difference and Identity
311 Identity and Popular Culture

DIRECTED STUDIES
With the approval of the Co-ordinator, the Dean of Arts, and the relevant Department, a student may credit three hours of Directed Studies in any subject towards the Minor in Theatre Studies.

Want more information about Theatre Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
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Careers:
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Actor
  • Critic
  • Producer
  • Dramaturge
The Theatre Studies program is located in Main Building
(902) 566-6013
  • Greg Doran - Coordinator, English
  • David F. Buck - Classics
  • Scott Lee - Modern Languages
  • Geoffrey Lindsay - English
  • Shannon Murray - English
  • Stacey MacKinnon - Psychology
  • Susan Brown - History
  • Terry Pratt - Professor Emeritus of English
  • Richard Raiswell - History
  • Andrew Zinck - Music
Overview

The English Department has been the home of the Theatre Studies Program for over 25 years. In 2004, the Department made a commitment to Theatre. Since then, the Theatre Studies Program has undergone a complete overhaul by its Coordinator, Dr. Greg Doran. The Program is now focused on developing practical performance skills and advanced theatre skills, such as directing and criticism.

Currently, there are two Theatre Studies courses cross-listed with English and open to all students. As well, students can complete a Minor in Theatre Studies. For more information about the Minor, please consult the UPEI Calendar.

It's easy to get involved in theatre on the UPEI campus, through Vagabond Productions, the production company for the Theatre Studies Program, and/or through the UPEI Theatre Society, which is the student-run extracurricular theatre group on campus. Over the years, both have produced popular shows.

 

Program Coordinator
Dr. Greg Doran
Minor

A Minor in Theatre Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. Theatre 244, Theatre 344, Theatre 434, and Theatre 444 are compulsory for the Minor. Prospective students should note, however, that Theatre 444 requires students to make a significant contribution to a Theatre Studies production, or another production approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. Theatre 444 will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. Students enrolled in Theatre 444 will be under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies, or an approved supervisor. In addition, students must select three elective courses. Students using any of the approved courses to complete the Minor in Theatre Studies may not also use them to complete a Major.

Electives

NOTE: Students who are in the Majors or Honours English programs must take at least one elective outside the English Department.

English
English 195 Introduction to Drama
English 222 Reading Film: Introduction to Film Studies
English 255 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 256 Shakespeare in Film and Media
English 285 Linguistics I: The Sound System of English
English 303 Contemporary Drama
English 315 English-Canadian Drama
English 341 Modern Drama
English 357 Renaissance Drama
English 367 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
English 455 Advanced Studies in Early Modern Literature

Classics
Classics 212 Ancient Tragedy
Classics 222 Ancient Comedy

Modern Languages (French)
339 Théàtre Canadienne-Français
344 XVIIe Siecle: Le Grand Siecle II

Diversity and Social Justice Studies
302 Constructing Difference and Identity
311 Identity and Popular Culture

DIRECTED STUDIES
With the approval of the Co-ordinator, the Dean of Arts, and the relevant Department, a student may credit three hours of Directed Studies in any subject towards the Minor in Theatre Studies.

Faculty
  • Greg Doran - Coordinator, English
  • David F. Buck - Classics
  • Scott Lee - Modern Languages
  • Geoffrey Lindsay - English
  • Shannon Murray - English
  • Stacey MacKinnon - Psychology
  • Susan Brown - History
  • Terry Pratt - Professor Emeritus of English
  • Richard Raiswell - History
  • Andrew Zinck - Music

Overview

The English Department has been the home of the Theatre Studies Program for over 25 years. In 2004, the Department made a commitment to Theatre. Since then, the Theatre Studies Program has undergone a complete overhaul by its Coordinator, Dr. Greg Doran. The Program is now focused on developing practical performance skills and advanced theatre skills, such as directing and criticism.

Currently, there are two Theatre Studies courses cross-listed with English and open to all students. As well, students can complete a Minor in Theatre Studies. For more information about the Minor, please consult the UPEI Calendar.

It's easy to get involved in theatre on the UPEI campus, through Vagabond Productions, the production company for the Theatre Studies Program, and/or through the UPEI Theatre Society, which is the student-run extracurricular theatre group on campus. Over the years, both have produced popular shows.

 

Dr. Greg Doran
Program Coordinator

Minor

A Minor in Theatre Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. Theatre 244, Theatre 344, Theatre 434, and Theatre 444 are compulsory for the Minor. Prospective students should note, however, that Theatre 444 requires students to make a significant contribution to a Theatre Studies production, or another production approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. Theatre 444 will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. Students enrolled in Theatre 444 will be under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies, or an approved supervisor. In addition, students must select three elective courses. Students using any of the approved courses to complete the Minor in Theatre Studies may not also use them to complete a Major.

Electives

NOTE: Students who are in the Majors or Honours English programs must take at least one elective outside the English Department.

English
English 195 Introduction to Drama
English 222 Reading Film: Introduction to Film Studies
English 255 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 256 Shakespeare in Film and Media
English 285 Linguistics I: The Sound System of English
English 303 Contemporary Drama
English 315 English-Canadian Drama
English 341 Modern Drama
English 357 Renaissance Drama
English 367 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
English 455 Advanced Studies in Early Modern Literature

Classics
Classics 212 Ancient Tragedy
Classics 222 Ancient Comedy

Modern Languages (French)
339 Théàtre Canadienne-Français
344 XVIIe Siecle: Le Grand Siecle II

Diversity and Social Justice Studies
302 Constructing Difference and Identity
311 Identity and Popular Culture

DIRECTED STUDIES
With the approval of the Co-ordinator, the Dean of Arts, and the relevant Department, a student may credit three hours of Directed Studies in any subject towards the Minor in Theatre Studies.

Faculty

  • Greg Doran - Coordinator, English
  • David F. Buck - Classics
  • Scott Lee - Modern Languages
  • Geoffrey Lindsay - English
  • Shannon Murray - English
  • Stacey MacKinnon - Psychology
  • Susan Brown - History
  • Terry Pratt - Professor Emeritus of English
  • Richard Raiswell - History
  • Andrew Zinck - Music
Want more information about Theatre Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
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Careers: 
Director
Playwright
Actor
Critic
Producer
Dramaturge
Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

244 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE STUDY - TEXT, CHARACTER, AND PERFORMANCE
This course introduces students to core performance skills: voice, movement, and character development. Through a series of practical performance exercises and assignments, students will develop these skills. Students will also learn how to break down a script and prepare for a performance. Using a selection of plays, students will learn how to translate a text into a performance.
Cross-listed with English (English 244)
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours a week

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

344 ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES- DIRECTING, CRITICISM, AND PLAY-CREATION
In this course, students will build on the performance skills developed in Theatre 244. Students will complete units in Performance Criticism, Directing, and Play-Creation. Through a series of hands-on, practical assignments, students will come to understand the steps to take a script from the page to the stage. Students will also learn how to transform an empty space into a theatre.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Theatre 244 and permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
Three hours a week

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

434 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE STUDIES
This course is designed to expand students’ understanding of Theatre. Theatre 434 is a variable topic course taught by Theatre Practitioners, who teach in their area of expertise. For course information, please contact the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
PREREQUISITES: Theatre 344, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours a week

444 THEATRE PRACTICUM
Theatre 444 is the capstone course for the Theatre Studies Minor. It provides students with the opportunity to put the skills and theories into practice. Students are expected to make a significant contribution to a production. Each Practicum is tailored to the individual student, in consultation with the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. The production must be approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
PREREQUISITES: Theatre 344, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours of credit

Calendar Courses

244 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE STUDY - TEXT, CHARACTER, AND PERFORMANCE
This course introduces students to core performance skills: voice, movement, and character development. Through a series of practical performance exercises and assignments, students will develop these skills. Students will also learn how to break down a script and prepare for a performance. Using a selection of plays, students will learn how to translate a text into a performance.
Cross-listed with English (English 244)
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours a week

344 ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES- DIRECTING, CRITICISM, AND PLAY-CREATION
In this course, students will build on the performance skills developed in Theatre 244. Students will complete units in Performance Criticism, Directing, and Play-Creation. Through a series of hands-on, practical assignments, students will come to understand the steps to take a script from the page to the stage. Students will also learn how to transform an empty space into a theatre.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Theatre 244 and permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
Three hours a week

434 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE STUDIES
This course is designed to expand students’ understanding of Theatre. Theatre 434 is a variable topic course taught by Theatre Practitioners, who teach in their area of expertise. For course information, please contact the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
PREREQUISITES: Theatre 344, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours a week

444 THEATRE PRACTICUM
Theatre 444 is the capstone course for the Theatre Studies Minor. It provides students with the opportunity to put the skills and theories into practice. Students are expected to make a significant contribution to a production. Each Practicum is tailored to the individual student, in consultation with the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. The production must be approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
PREREQUISITES: Theatre 344, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours of credit

Calendar Courses

200 Level

244 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE STUDY - TEXT, CHARACTER, AND PERFORMANCE
This course introduces students to core performance skills: voice, movement, and character development. Through a series of practical performance exercises and assignments, students will develop these skills. Students will also learn how to break down a script and prepare for a performance. Using a selection of plays, students will learn how to translate a text into a performance.
Cross-listed with English (English 244)
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours a week

300 Level

344 ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES- DIRECTING, CRITICISM, AND PLAY-CREATION
In this course, students will build on the performance skills developed in Theatre 244. Students will complete units in Performance Criticism, Directing, and Play-Creation. Through a series of hands-on, practical assignments, students will come to understand the steps to take a script from the page to the stage. Students will also learn how to transform an empty space into a theatre.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Theatre 244 and permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
Three hours a week

400 Level

434 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE STUDIES
This course is designed to expand students’ understanding of Theatre. Theatre 434 is a variable topic course taught by Theatre Practitioners, who teach in their area of expertise. For course information, please contact the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
PREREQUISITES: Theatre 344, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours a week

444 THEATRE PRACTICUM
Theatre 444 is the capstone course for the Theatre Studies Minor. It provides students with the opportunity to put the skills and theories into practice. Students are expected to make a significant contribution to a production. Each Practicum is tailored to the individual student, in consultation with the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. The production must be approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies.
PREREQUISITES: Theatre 344, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Three hours of credit