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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!
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

A Minor in Theatre Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. Theatre 2440, Theatre 3440, Theatre 4340, and Theatre 4440 are compulsory for the Minor. Prospective students should note, however, that Theatre 4440 requires students to make a significant contribution to a Theatre Studies production, or another production approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. Theatre 4440 will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. Students enrolled in Theatre 4440 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:
E-mail Address:
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 1950 Introduction to Drama
English 2220 Reading Film: Introduction to Film Studies
English 2550 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 2560 Shakespeare in Film and Media
English 2850 Linguistics I: The Sound System of English
English 3030 Contemporary Drama
English 3150 English-Canadian Drama
English 3410 Modern Drama
English 3570 Renaissance Drama
English 3670 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
English 4550 Advanced Studies in Early Modern Literature

Classics
Classics 2120 Ancient Tragedy
Classics 2220 Ancient Comedy

Modern Languages (French)
3390 Théàtre Canadienne-Français
3440 XVIIe Siecle: Le Grand Siecle II

Diversity and Social Justice Studies
3020 Constructing Difference and Identity
3110 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 2440, Theatre 3440, Theatre 4340, and Theatre 4440 are compulsory for the Minor. Prospective students should note, however, that Theatre 4440 requires students to make a significant contribution to a Theatre Studies production, or another production approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. Theatre 4440 will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. Students enrolled in Theatre 4440 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 1950 Introduction to Drama
English 2220 Reading Film: Introduction to Film Studies
English 2550 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 2560 Shakespeare in Film and Media
English 2850 Linguistics I: The Sound System of English
English 3030 Contemporary Drama
English 3150 English-Canadian Drama
English 3410 Modern Drama
English 3570 Renaissance Drama
English 3670 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
English 4550 Advanced Studies in Early Modern Literature

Classics
Classics 2120 Ancient Tragedy
Classics 2220 Ancient Comedy

Modern Languages (French)
3390 Théàtre Canadienne-Français
3440 XVIIe Siecle: Le Grand Siecle II

Diversity and Social Justice Studies
3020 Constructing Difference and Identity
3110 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 2440, Theatre 3440, Theatre 4340, and Theatre 4440 are compulsory for the Minor. Prospective students should note, however, that Theatre 4440 requires students to make a significant contribution to a Theatre Studies production, or another production approved by the Coordinator of Theatre Studies. Theatre 4440 will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. Students enrolled in Theatre 4440 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 1950 Introduction to Drama
English 2220 Reading Film: Introduction to Film Studies
English 2550 Introduction to Shakespeare
English 2560 Shakespeare in Film and Media
English 2850 Linguistics I: The Sound System of English
English 3030 Contemporary Drama
English 3150 English-Canadian Drama
English 3410 Modern Drama
English 3570 Renaissance Drama
English 3670 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
English 4550 Advanced Studies in Early Modern Literature

Classics
Classics 2120 Ancient Tragedy
Classics 2220 Ancient Comedy

Modern Languages (French)
3390 Théàtre Canadienne-Français
3440 XVIIe Siecle: Le Grand Siecle II

Diversity and Social Justice Studies
3020 Constructing Difference and Identity
3110 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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Last Name:
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Careers: 
Director
Playwright
Actor
Critic
Producer
Dramaturge
Course Level: 
2000 Level
Courses: 
ENG-2440 - 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 2440) Three hours a week Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-2440 - 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 2440) Three hours a week Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
3000 Level
Courses: 
TST-3440 - ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES- DIRECTING, CRITICISM, AND PLAY-CREATION In this course, students will build on the performance skills developed in Theatre 2440. 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. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 2440 and permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
4000 Level
Courses: 
TST-4340 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE STUDIES This course is designed to expand students' understanding of Theatre. Theatre 4340 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. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 3440, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-4440 - THEATRE PRACTICUM Theatre 4440 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. Three hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 3440, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit

Calendar Courses

ENG-2440 - 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 2440) Three hours a week Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-2440 - 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 2440) Three hours a week Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-3440 - ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES- DIRECTING, CRITICISM, AND PLAY-CREATION In this course, students will build on the performance skills developed in Theatre 2440. 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. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 2440 and permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-4340 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE STUDIES This course is designed to expand students' understanding of Theatre. Theatre 4340 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. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 3440, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-4440 - THEATRE PRACTICUM Theatre 4440 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. Three hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 3440, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit

Calendar Courses

2000 Level

ENG-2440 - 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 2440) Three hours a week Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-2440 - 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 2440) Three hours a week Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit

3000 Level

TST-3440 - ADVANCED THEATRE STUDIES- DIRECTING, CRITICISM, AND PLAY-CREATION In this course, students will build on the performance skills developed in Theatre 2440. 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. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 2440 and permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit

4000 Level

TST-4340 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE STUDIES This course is designed to expand students' understanding of Theatre. Theatre 4340 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. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 3440, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
TST-4440 - THEATRE PRACTICUM Theatre 4440 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. Three hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Theatre Studies 3440, enrolment in the Theatre Studies Minor, and the permission of the Coordinator of Theatre Studies
3 hours credit
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