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  • THA 100 - Fundamentals of Tech I: Acting
    This course provides intensive instruction in the basic techniques of acting. Daily classes emphasize the fundamentals of improvisation, psycho-physical training, movement and voice. All class work is designed to inter-relate and stimulate the actors' imagination, instill trust in the ensemble, and reach the creative and emotional reservoir of the performer. Students must pass end of semester evaluations based on their assimilation of the fundamental techniques of acting in order to proceed into THA 101.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
  • THA 101 - Fundamentals of Tech II: Acting
    This course continues to build on concepts introduced in THA 100. Text, neutral mask, full expressive mask, psycho-physical training and specific recognized approaches to acting are explored in depth. Students must pass the fundamental techniques of acting and end of semester performance presentations in order to proceed into second year.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 100
  • THA 200 - Intermediary Tech I: Acting
    A continuation of THA 100 and THA 101 with the study of Shakespeare through text work and associated classical techniques . Additional course components in psycho-physical training, movement and voice will further develop the actor's instrument in concert with the scene study and ensemble work. Combat will be introduced to broaden the student's movement language. Students must pass all course components and end of semester performance presentations in order to proceed into THA 201.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 101
  • THA 201 - Intermediary Tech II: Acting
    This course continues to build on the concepts explored in THA 200 with the study of techniques through work on the scenes/plays from the modern and classical canon. Additional course components in character mask work, voice, movement and psycho-physical training support the development of the actor's technique. Students must pass all course components and evaluation of performances in modern presentations in order to proceed into third year.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 200
  • THA 300 - Performance Tech I: Acting
    Course work continues in voice, speech, movement and psycho-physical training with the addition of jazz dance. The self-discovery of the actor and his/her technique is further developed through the study of clown and exploration of character through half mask, voice and movement. Advanced acting methods, intensive rehearsals and scheduled workshop performances form the basis of the course work. Students must pass all course components and evaluation of performance presentations in order to proceed into THA 301.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 201
  • THA 301 - Performance Tech II: Acting
    This course continues to build on concepts explored in THA 300 with the addition of period dance, commedia/white pantomime, and in depth text analysis. Interpretation and scene study of a period style culminating in a public performance is the focus of this course. Students must pass all course components and evaluation of performance presentations in order to proceed into fourth year.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 300
  • THA 340 - Improvisation
    This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of Improvisation. The focus of the class will be to develop the imagination as well as a sense of "play". Students will learn to create impulses within a given situation and find ways to adequately express them. They will also engage in partnership and teamwork aimed at developing concentration.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THA 400 - Adv Performance Tech I: Acting
    In their final year of study, students will develop a professional level of technique and interpretational skills. Course work continues in psycho-physical training, voice, and jazz dance. Fully produced plays, drawn from the classical and contemporary canons, are rehearsed and performed in a public season. Guest directors from the professional milieu supported by faculty coaching are invited to stage these works. Students must pass all course components and evaluation of performance presentations in order to proceed into THA 401.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 301
  • THA 401 - Adv Performance Tech II: Acting
    This course continues to build on concepts explored in THA 400 and THF 400 with a focus on performance, creating and producing new work and technical training of the actor and his/her instrument. A professional orientation component led by invited speakers from industry including agents, union representatives, financial advisors, self-producing artists and casting agents is introduced to prepare for the profession. Student-generated work will be selected for the New Voices Festival. All students will participate either as creators/producers, performers and/or directors. Students must pass all course components and evaluation of performance presentations in order to graduate.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 400
  • THA 628 - Acting Practicum II
    Specialized training in the analysis and performance of classical texts. This course will be offered in co-operation with a professional company. Admission is by audition and permission of the Chair, and is highly selective. Those chosen may be required to reside outside of Toronto between mid-April and early September.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 50 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 5
    Count: 1.00
  • THD 100 - Fundamentals of Tech I: Dance
    This course provides intensive instruction in the basic principles of three disciplines of dance - ballet, modern, and jazz. Daily classes emphasize the fundamentals of movement - alignment, coordination, strength, dynamics, use of space, musicality and stage presence. Principles of theory and practice as well as basic elements of improvisation will be also introduced. Students must pass all course components and end of semester audition presentations in order to proceed into THD 101.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
  • THD 101 - Fundamentals of Tech II: Dance
    This course continues to build on concepts introduced in THD 100. Students must pass all course components and end of semester audition/performance presentations in order to proceed into second year.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 100
  • THD 151 - Dance Master Class I
    This course consists of the equivalent of 4 1/2 hours of dance classes. Students are individually timetabled. Selection is by audition and permission of the Chair. Enrolment is contingent upon the numbers enrolled in the regular program and on available space.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 4.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • THD 200 - Intermediary Tech I: Dance
    This course provides continued instruction in three disciplines of dance - ballet, modern, and jazz - on a more advanced level - with additional course work in composition. Emphasis will be placed on mastering a more advanced vocabulary of steps and dance combinations and on using the body as an instrument of expression. Students must pass all course components and end of semester audition/performance presentations in order to proceed into THD 201.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 101
  • THD 201 - Intermediary Tech II: Dance
    This course builds on concepts explored in THD 200. Voice and breath work are introduced to complement the core disciplines. Students must pass all course components and end of semester audition/performance presentations in order to proceed into third year.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 10 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 200
  • THD 220 - Latin American Dance Forms
    This studio-based course will provide students with the opportunity to explore popular Latin American dance forms in their "respective sociological and historical contexts." The focus will be on Cuban Salsa and related or contrasting forms. Selected styles may include Samba, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, Rumba and Tango. Some previous experience in dance recommended.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THD 251 - Dance Master Class II
    This course consists of the equivalent of 4 1/2 hours of dance classes. Students are individually timetabled into ballet, jazz or modern classes with students enrolled in the full-time program. Selection is by audition and permission of the Chair. Enrolment is contingent upon the numbers enrolled in the regular program and on available space.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 4.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • THD 300 - Performance Tech I: Dance
    This course provides continued instruction in three disciplines of dance - ballet, jazz and modern - on an advanced level - with introductory course work in acting and diverse choreographic methodologies. Emphasis will be placed in developing a strong physical and emotional stage presence. Participation in scheduled public performances in works choreographed by guest artists will be required. Hours vary according to production demands. Students must pass all course components in order to proceed into THD 301.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 201
  • THD 301 - Performance Tech II: Dance
    This course builds on concepts explored in THD 300. Students will be required to master a more complex dance vocabulary and advanced combinations. Students must pass all course components of THD 301 in order to proceed into THD 400.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 300
  • THD 320 - Western Dance Styles
    This studio-based course will focus on the fundamentals of Western Dance forms, with an emphasis on co-ordination, dynamics, musicality and rhythm. Students will gain practical skills through selected styles such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Swing and Contemporary dance. The material covered in this course varies in order to provide a cohesive and thorough learning experience. Some previous experience in dance recommended.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THD 400 - Advanced Performance Tech I: Dance
    This course provides continued study in the three disciplines of dance. Additional course work in partnering further develops choreographic tools and resources. In their final year of study, students will develop a professional level of technique and interpretational and presentational skills. Performance participation in scheduled public performances in works choreographed by guest artists will be required. Hours vary according to production demands. Students must pass all course components of THD 400 in order to proceed into THD 401. (Equivalent to first half of THD 004)
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 301
  • THD 401 - Advanced Performance Tech II: Dance
    This course builds on concepts explored in THD 400. Additional courses in acting and partnering complement the core disciplines. In this final semester students become more self-directed in their approach in preparation for a career in dance. Students must pass all course components in order to graduate from the Dance Program. (Equivalent to second half of THD 004)
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 12 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THD 400
  • THF 100 - Anatomy of Movement and Lifestyle I
    This course will cover the basic anatomy of the human body and physiology related to posture and body mechanics required for the performer. Students will learn the theory and practice of body alignment, breathing, movement principles, vocal production and injury prevention. Issues related to stress management, mind-body correction, nutrition, and other health maintenance topics that influence the actor's and dancer's performance will also be addressed. The knowledge gained in this course will enhance the student's awareness of each person's individuality and assist him/her in setting goals for healthy training and performance. Students will participate in several active learning projects - individually and in small groups. Each student will research and develop a program to be used as a pre-rehearsal or pre-training warm-up taking into account his/her personal needs.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 101 - Elements of Production I
    An examination of the interrelationship between the creative, practical, and business aspects of performing arts production. The course familiarizes performing and production students with the language and process of the collaborative communication that is required between production personnel, directors, choreographers, designers, performing artists, and administrators. It examines the relationships between performing arts personnel, their unions and associations under not-for-profit and for-profit business models.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 102 - Elements of Production II
    Further detailed examination of practical and production aspects of performing arts production explored in THF 101. The course includes an introduction to the health and safety aspects of the industry. The course provides context for skills acquired in the courses THP 101 and THP 102.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 101
  • THF 10A/B - Music I: Introduction

    This course is designed to give dance and acting students a working knowledge of the language of music. The development of the system of notation of music, while presented in an accessible historical context, is geared to developing the student's reading and listening skills through the study of rhythm, melody, harmony, tempos, dynamics, musical forms and score reading. An overview of music as applied to dance and the broad spectrum of music in a theatrical context will be given.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
  • THF 111 - Creative Performance Studies I
    This course introduces the student to the creating process and is designed to help each student to find a unique voice through exercises in self-expression and dramatic writing. It is structured to stimulate performer creativity and the initiative required to self-generate and fulfil original work and encourage students to take a significant role in the development of the theatre of which they want to be a part.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 112 - Creative Performance Studies II
    This course is a continuation of the exploration begun in THF 111. The student continues to explore the creating process and is encouraged to find a unique voice through exercises in self-expression, movement and devising. It is structured to stimulate performer creativity and the initiative required to self-generate and fulfill original work and encourage students to take a significant role in the development of the performance space of which they want to be a part.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 111
  • THF 11A/B - Creative Performance Studies I

    This course introduces the student to the creating process and is designed to help each student to find his or her unique voice through exercises in self-expression and dramatic writing. It is structured to stimulate performer creativity and the initiative required to self-generate and fulfill original work and encourage students to take a significant role in the development of the theatre of which they want to be a part. The class will be a mix of individual and collaborative exploration with dance and acting students working together in exercises designed to stimulate unique collaborations between their diverse theatrical approaches and "languages", spawning a more theatrical and expressive form of presentation. Students will be required to incorporate the material and techniques covered into a piece of their own creation, to be presented at the end of each semester. Semester I will be a "first draft" and Semester II will be a "second draft" of the piece or a "first draft" of a new piece.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
  • THF 120 - Music I: Introduction
    This course is designed to give dance and acting students a working knowledge of the language of music. The development of the system of notation of music, while presented in an accessible historical context, is geared to developing the student's reading and listening skills through the study of rhythm, melody, harmony, tempos, dynamics, musical forms and score reading.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 121 - Music I: Advanced Introduction
    Dance and acting students will continue to develop a working knowledge of the language of music. The course is geared to developing the student's reading and listening skills through the study of rhythm, melody, harmony, tempos, dynamics, musical forms and score reading.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 120
  • THF 200 - Timelines of Performance History I
    This introductory course surveys the development of theatre and dance forms in Europe from the classical Greek theatre to the close of the 18th Century. Staging practices, theatre architecture, performance styles, economic models, theory and representative texts will be explored chronologically in order to provide an overview of the evolution of the western performance tradition.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 201 - Timelines of Performance History II
    Beginning with the Romantic period, this introductory course surveys the development of theatre and dance forms in Europe and North America during the 19th and 20th Centuries, and concludes with contemporary practice in the early 21st Century. Staging practices, performance styles, economic models, theory and representative texts will be explored chronologically in order to provide an overview of the evolution of the western performance tradition.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 200
  • THF 20A/B - Music II: Singing

    A continuation of Music I, this course enables students to explore the rudiments of singing and to apply the principles of music theory and score reading through choral singing. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the vocal production, including breathing, voice placement, diction, pitch and warm-up techniques.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: THF 10B
  • THF 21A/B - Creative Performance Studies II

    This course is a continuation of the exploration begun CPSI. It will continue to develop the creative spirit of the performer and move into an area of larger, more complex ideas and expressions leading to a finished piece of his or her own creation, to be presented at the end of the semester. In the third week students will begin mask improvisation work and continue until the end of term. This is designed to expand the student's creative vocabulary and will culminate with performance pieces at the end of first term. In second term work will further develop the creative exploration using this expanded vocabulary.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: THF 11B
  • THF 221 - Creative Performance Studies III
    This course is a continuation of the exploration begun in first year. It will continue to develop the creative spirit of the performer and move into an area of larger, more complex ideas and expressions leading to a finished piece of their own creation, to be presented at the end of the semester. It is important to expand the student's creative vocabulary. In second term work will further develop the creative exploration using this expanded vocabulary.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (THF 111 and THF 112) or THF 11B
  • THF 222 - Creative Performance Studies IV
    The students will continue to explore the relationship between movement, voice and language in the creative process. The course will continue to develop the creative spirit of the performer, to expand the creative, collective vocabulary leading to a researched draft of an ensemble piece, that is to be presented at the end of the semester. This course will introduce the artistic statement; students will be required to submit a written statement along with their performance piece.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 221
  • THF 230 - Music II: Introduction to Singing
    A continuation of Music I, this course enables students to explore the rudiments of singing and to apply the principles of music theory and score reading through choral singing. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the vocal production, including breathing, voice placement, diction, pitch and warm-up techniques.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (THF 120 and THF 121) or THF 10B
  • THF 231 - Music II: Intermediate Singing
    A continuation of THF 230, this course enables students to work through the rudiments of singing and to apply the principles of music theory and score reading through choral singing. Students will study of the elements of vocal production, including breathing, voice placement, diction, and pitch.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 230
  • THF 300 - Anatomy of Movement and Lifestyle II
    This course provides continued study of anatomy designed for the movement-based performer and teacher. It will cover the developmental stages of human movement, the central nervous system and its role in movement patterning, specific anatomical problems related to training children and adults, injuries and treatment approaches at both first aid and professional levels of care. Topics such as technical problem-solving, the relationship of function and expression, analysis and assessment of structural problems or the natural history of an injury will be discussed. Students will choose a research project applicable to their interests.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 100
  • THF 30A/B - Dance Pedagogy: Children

    This course combines the theory and practice of teaching classical dance and provides students with an overview of the material required to teach children aged 4 to 12. Students will explore the fundamentals, objectives and chronological development of ballet technique, free movement and character dance, employing elements of the internationally recognized Royal Academy of Dance Graded syllabi from Pre-Primary to Grade V as a basis of reference. Focus will be placed on class construction, the formulation of lesson plans for the various levels and on developing the creative potential of the child. Other elements covered include methods of assessing the child's individual physical stages of development, giving corrections - both general and individual, fostering the child's conceptual learning through the use of imagery, encouraging a sense of movement, dance quality and musicality, choosing appropriate music to bring out the rhythm and dynamics of exercises and evaluating the child's individual progress.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: THD 201
  • THF 310 - Professional Preparation
    An introduction to the business of being a professional performer including best practices both financially as well as an in-depth analysis of the audition process and is designed to help students prepare for auditions for theatre productions with confidence and integrity. Under the guidance of experienced coaches and guest lecturers, the following topics will be covered: finding appropriate material which best suits the student's talents, preparing and performing material effectively, studying and practising skills necessary for cold and rehearsed readings and exploring options - when presenting oneself in auditions and interviews. Students attend individual coaching sessions to explore audition pieces as well as a series of lectures that my include agents, union executives, and financial experts specializing in the arts. Written critical analysis of lectures and supporting material will be required.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 301 or THD 301
  • THF 311 - Dance Styles: Historical Period
    This course is designed to explore a practical application of topics covered in the "Timelines of Performance History" and to equip the student with a movement vocabulary utilized in period theatre repertoire. Students will study the technique, style and development of historical court dances beginning with 15th century theatrical dance and moving through the Renaissance and Baroque period to the Romantic era of the 19th century.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 313 - Special Topics
    The study of a specific topic in theatre which is not otherwise covered in regular courses. Topics appropriate to this course may include the following: acting for camera, theatre in the community; children's theatre; and theatre as a political, social, economic and spiritual force of change. Under special circumstances, a student may present a plan in independent study for faculty approval as a substitute for this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 301 or THD 301
  • THF 314 - Musical Theatre Repertoire
    This course examines the use of song and dance under the umbrella of music theatre. An intensive study of the historical development up to the present employment realities of the business combined with performance of a variety of roles and styles. Emphasis is given to the unique challenge of combining acting, singing and dancing skills simultaneously.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 20B and (THA 301 or THD 301)
  • THF 315 - Drama/Dance in Education: Elementary
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the current programs and curriculum guidelines for Drama and Dance, which are combined in the Elementary school system. Teaching methodologies and instruction on how to write course outlines, assess achievement, and build a course study will be covered. Students will learn how to work within the guidelines of the current Ontario Ministry of Education and Training policy document, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8, The Arts (1998). Elementary level students are expected to develop an understanding and appreciation of drama and dance, as well as the ability to create works using the forms, elements, and techniques of these two disciplines. This course will help students interested in teaching explore how young people can learn about the lives of people in different times, places and cultures, and develop practical, artistic skills in drama and dance as well as critical-thinking and communication skills.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1.5 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 316 - The Global Stage
    The Global Stage is an introduction to the history and practices of Western and Eastern theatre and dance through a study of gods, myths, story-telling and history of theatre, dance and contemporary practice around the world including queer theatre/dance, aboriginal theatre/dance, and multi-ethnic/multi-cultural/multi-national artistic expression. The course is designed to provide a theoretical framework for interpreting performing arts nationally. Students attend lectures, write one essay, read short scenes from plays, and present a final project.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (THA 100 and THA 101) or (THD 100 and THD 101) or (THP 101 and THP 102)
    Antirequisites: FCD 316
  • THF 317 - World Theatre and Dance
    World Theatre and Dance is an introduction to the history of ancient Greek theatre and dance. Students immerse themselves in scholarly creative research pertaining to Greece and its enormous contribution to Western Civilization during a summer field trip and fall research activities. Students attend seminars, workshops, rehearsals and performances in Greece and write a 1500-word research essay, meet with the professors and hand in a journal during the fall semester.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 6 hrs. Lab: 4 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: THA 101 or THD 101 or THP 102
  • THF 31A/B - Creative Performance Studies III

    This course is a continuation of the exploration begun CPSII. In first term dancers and actors will work separately then join together for second term. At this point in the training, the students will incorporate what they learned from their previous presentations to make their pieces ready for submissions to public festivals and other professional venues. These pieces will be presented at the end of the year.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: THF 11B and THF 21B
  • THF 325 - Musical Theatre
    In this course students examine and experience the use of song and dance as it applies to Musical Theatre. An intensive study of repertoire from various musicals encompassing a wide variety of roles and styles culminated with an in-studio performance. Emphasis is given to the unique challenge of combining acting, singing and dancing skills simultaneously. Open to Non-Dance majors only. Some experience recommended.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 32A/B - Vocal Pedagogy: Speech Arts

    Speech Arts and Drama have been part of the Royal Conservatory of Music since 1987. Today, the Royal Conservatory of Music Speech Arts and Drama Department continues to provide instruction in this graded examination program for those students interested in pursuing a teaching or performing career. This course covers the material required for the RCM's Grade 10 and the A.R.T.C. Diploma in Speech Arts. Students will study the technique of vocal production and speech, speech faults and exercises for their correction, choice of material for junior, senior and adult ranges, dramatic movement, characterization, improvisation and the RCM technical requirements and the required repertoire of poems and prose.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
  • THF 331 - Creative Performance Studies V
    This course is a continuation of the exploration begun in previous terms, dancers and actors will work separately. At this point in the training, the students will incorporate what they learned from their previous presentations to make their pieces ready for submissions to public festivals and other professional venues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (THF 221 and THF 222) or (THF10B and THF11B)
  • THF 332 - Creative Performance Studies VI
    At this point in the training the students will incorporate what they learned from their previous presentations to make their pieces ready for submissions to public festivals and other professional venues. These pieces will be presented at the end of the year.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 331
  • THF 340 - Singing for Performers I
    This course will help the students to examine their individual singing voice, while centering on relaxation, resonance, tone, flexibility and support, through selected musical pieces from the musical theatre repertoire.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 230 and THF 231
    Antirequisites: THF 33A/B
  • THF 341 - Singing for Performers II
    A continuation of THF 340. This course will continue to help the students to examine their individual singing voice, while centering on relaxation, resonance, tone, flexibility and support.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 340
  • THF 400 - Creative Performance Studies VII
    This course is a completion of the exploration begun in previous Creative Performance studies courses. In CPS VII each student is required to participate in creating and/or performing a collective or individual piece for presentation at the end of the year New Voices Festival. Students will have access to dramaturgical, choreographic and directorial mentoring for their pieces. Selected pieces will be produced and publicly performed as part of the New Voices Festival. (Technical support will be provided.)
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THF 332 or THP 202 or THF 31B
  • THF 401 - Independent Study Seminars
    Students will be assigned to research and analyse the operation of a specific Arts Organization that deals with original work in all its complexity, so as to acquire the in-depth knowledge of its operation in such areas as: Marketing; Communication and Publicity; Artistic Programming and future direction. The intention is to enrich the student's understanding of the various facets that are required to build and Arts Organization.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 402 - Text Examination: Dramaturgy and Direction
    The purpose of the course is to understand both the critical and creative make-up of a play. Through reading and discussion of the course reading material students will gain both a classical and practical sense of dramaturgy and writing. Students will critically analyze and then attend two professional productions and reanalyze the plays. Through this, students will get a better understanding of the difference between a play as read and performed and the role of playwright, director and actors in this process.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 101 or THD 101 or THP 102
  • THF 403 - Landmarks in Canadian Theatre
    A survey of the history of theatre in Canada with an emphasis on landmark plays and the social and economic underpinnings of their production The course briefly examines the colonial and post-Confederation periods, the Little Theatre revolution, Dominion Drama Festival. It then focuses on the post WWII professional companies, the impact of the Canada Council, regional theatres, the so-called alternate theatres of the 1970s, and subsequent developments into the 21st century. The course considers the impact of landmark works on Canadian culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 404 - Landmarks of Choreographic Development
    This course studies a selection of dance innovators, choreographic works, and collaborations that have significantly influenced the development of choreography, styles and trends in dance. Emphasis will be placed on the Twentieth century when dance experienced an explosion of new talent and directions. Students will investigate the emerging innovative concepts of technique, form, style and content. Some of the landmark works covered will be: 'La Sylphide', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Sacre du Printemps', 'Four Temperaments', 'Appalachian Spring', 'Walkaround Time', 'In the Middle', 'Somewhat Elevated', 'Blue Snake', 'Sacra Conversazione', and 'Joe'.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 405 - Human Development in the Arts
    This course aims to provide prospective teachers of dance and drama with an understanding of several important concepts within arts education including: mastering skills, creative problem solving and arts appreciation. Students will be exposed to theories of development, aesthetics and intelligence, specifically Howard Garner's theory of multiple intelligences and how it advocates for the absolute necessity of arts education at all levels. The course will include an examination of specific works of drama and dance in relationship to the generation of lesson ideas. The goal of this course is to help students in developing a teaching style that is engaging, comprehensive and enjoyable.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 408 - Applications of Music in Performance
    This course will broaden the student's knowledge and understanding of musical repertoire used in contemporary performances. Modern theatrical and dance performances draw on a wide variety of musics, from world traditions such as African, Middle Eastern, and Indonesian musics to European art and religious traditions. Students will study selected repertoire from these traditions, examining musical architecture, cultural context, and critically evaluations contemporary performances.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 40A/B - Dance Pedagogy: Adolescence

    This course combines the theory and practice of teaching classical dance and provides students with an overview of the material required to teach students aged 13 and up. Students will study the principles, objectives and chronological development of ballet technique, free movement and character dance, employing the internationally recognized Royal Academy of Dancing Graded syllabi from Grade VI to VIII and the Vocational Graded Elementary and Intermediate syllabi as a basis of reference. Other elements covered include preparation of class plans, methods of dealing with individual physiques and common physical problems, giving constructive corrections - both general and individual, working with an accompanist, fostering a sense of freedom of movement, dance quality and musicality, and encouraging creativity.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
  • THF 411 - Dance Styles: Modern Social
    This course provides a study of a selection of social dances including forms of country dancing and modern ballroom dancing. These dances are designed to encourage the development of rhythm, spatial awareness and partnering skills will enable the students to learn to work in group formation.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 415 - Drama/Dance in Education: Secondary
    This course is designated to acquaint students with the current programs and curriculum guidelines for Dance and Drama in the Secondary school system. Teaching methodologies and instruction on how to write course outlines, assess achievement, and build a course of study will be covered. Students will learn how to work within the guidelines of the current Ontario Ministry of Education and Training policy documents, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, Program for The Arts (in preparation). Although dance and drama are taught separately in secondary school, students will examine how dance and drama share techniques in preparation and presentation, require similar interpretive and movement skills, and share elements of visual design, interpretation, and presentation-making connections among movement, space, texture, and environment. This course will also help students interested in teaching explore how to help secondary school students understand the differences between the two arts disciplines, such as technical skill in different types of world dance forms compared to theatrical conventions and techniques.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1.5 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 416 - 20th Century Performance Methods/Styles
    This course will examine methods and theories related to the ideas of performance, theatre, drama, and acting, primarily in the western European tradition of the 20th century. The course reader will include seminal plays of the 20th century. It will also examine how major acting methods, techniques and systems relate to these works (i.e. Stanislavsky's System and A.P. Chekhov's writing or Brecht's suggestions and his own works etc.) The course will also investigate the relationship of literature and some of the 20th century movements and styles such as Symbolism, Expressionism and Theatre of the Absurd.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THF 417 - Advanced Playwriting
    Writing for the professional stage for those with experience beyond that of a beginner. Combines intuitive and structural exercises with significant focus on the craft of rewriting. It is necessary to submit a project to be considered for acceptance.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 201 or THD 201 or THP 202
  • THF 500 - Performing Arts in the Media
    This course studies interrelationships between film/television and fine arts, or performing arts, or literature, with emphasis on ways these other arts have influenced film/television. The students will examine the works of dance and drama filmmakers and discuss how these can inspire and shape their own film making endeavours. The students will study elements of pre-production, production and post-production such as directing, casting, story-boarding, performance, editing etc. This will culminate in an end-of-term project.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 201 or THD 201
  • THF 501 - Research Methods
    This course introduces basic techniques of scholarly research for the creative process: data gathering, thesis definition, critical analysis and structuring an argument. Students will develop evaluation instruments for reliable primary research. In addition, they will be exposed to a variety of creative research practices, and work to develop their own practice, which can lead to their Independent Study in THP 800.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 102 or THP 402
  • THG 32A/B - Staging the Theatrical Production

    An optional course for a limited number of students who have special interest in directing, designing, writing and choreographing. The seminars will focus on conceptual and structural analysis of a theatrical work, research, and the establishment of production values. Students will be encouraged to play a larger role in the creating and production of theatrical works more in tune with their own aesthetics and to sample the range of skills necessary to do the job. There will be extensive in-class directing. As their final project, students will stage 15 minutes scenes for open presentation.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
  • THG 42A/B - Advanced Directing Practicum

    Students work closely with faculty and guest artists as they assume full responsibility for a thesis or New Voices production. Students may be assigned full responsibility for designing, directing, writing or choreographing a major work. Admission to this practicum is by portfolio and interview. Candidates may have completed THG 32A/B or demonstrate exceptional directorial or design talent. Enrolment is limited, requiring permission from the Chair of the School of Performance.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs./2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
  • THL 100 - Theatre and the Canadian Identity
    Theatrical activity in Canada pre-dates Confederation and has been traditionally linked to a sense of identity both for the original peoples and communities of immigrants. This course will examine crucial moments in performance history in Canada, making links to the community values manifested in the rituals of theatrical expression. The course will provide an overview of dramatic and performance texts as well as the spaces in which performances have occurred.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
    Custom Requisites: Not available to students in Performance Acting, Performance Dance or Performance Production
  • THM 114 - Advanced Stage Management
    Advanced studies in stage management for theatre, events, and opera; rehearsal and production procedures and scheduling; blocking notation; prompt book and paperwork systems; provisions of the Canadian Theatre Agreement and other agreements. THP 303 is recommended as a companion course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THM 300 or THP 402
  • THM 200 - Production Communication I
    Introduction to management for performance production: funding and marketing models, budgeting, scheduling, management of the administrative and the rehearsal processes; the skills and duties of the stage manager in theatre; provisions of labour agreements for performing artists.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THM 300 - Production Communication II
    Continued studies in the management of performance production: audience relations, marketing, publicity, and box office operations and procedures; the skills and duties of the stage manager in dance. This course is required of all production students as the prerequisite for all advanced management courses THM 327, THM 114, and THM 401.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THM 200
  • THM 301 - Technical Direction
    Advanced studies of the duties, responsibilities, methods and procedures of the technical director including organization, scheduling, planning, and supervision of the technical set-up and running production personnel. Creative solutions to scenic and technical problems will be explored with reference to affordability, safety and artistic integrity.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THM 303 - Theatre Administration Special Topics
    Studies in emerging practice in theatre management: financial models, budgets and cash flow, contracting, publicity and promotion; management during production and performance periods. THM 327 and THM 503 are recommended as companion courses.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THM 300 or THP 402
  • THM 327 - Theatre Administration
    Studies in theatre management and administration: structure and responsibilities of Boards of Directors; organization and staffing; budgets and financial reporting; season scheduling; funding; marketing and audience development. Students will be required to submit a major project for evaluation. Method of instruction includes lectures, in-class student presentations, team projects. THM 303 and THM 503 are recommended as a companion course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THM 300 or THP 402
  • THM 401 - Production Management
    Advanced studies of the duties, responsibilities, methods and procedures of the production manager, including organization, planning, scheduling, costing, budgeting, staff supervision and management of all production components.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THM 300 or THP 402
  • THM 503 - Tour and Company Management
    Tour and company management with reference to the Canadian and international markets in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. The course covers the financial and contractual aspects of touring and commercial jumps, defining potential markets, tour bookings, working with government granting agencies, organizing and implementing tours.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THM 300 or THP 402
  • THP 101 - Production Technique I
    Intensive instruction in the basic techniques of production. Classes emphasize aspects of general stagecraft, health and safety practices, and the fundamentals of costume, shop construction. Class work is designed to inter-relate these diverse departments through lecture, lab and studio instruction. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments. Students must pass all course components with an overall average of 'C' in order to proceed into THP 102.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1.5 hrs. Lab: 7.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
  • THP 102 - Production Technique II
    A continuation of THP 101. Classes emphasize aspects of general stagecraft, health and safety practices, and the fundamentals of lighting and sound. Class work is designed to inter-relate these diverse departments through lecture, lab and studio instruction and build on the skills gained in THP101. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments. Students must pass all course components with an overall average of 'C' in order to proceed into THP 201.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1.5 hrs. Lab: 7.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 101
  • THP 201 - Production Technique III
    A continuation of THP 101 and THP 102. Classes emphasize general stagecraft, health and safety practices, and continued fundamentals of costume and shop construction from THP 101. Class work is designed to inter-relate these diverse departments through lecture, lab and studio instruction and build on the skills gained in THP 101 and THP 102. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments. Students must pass all course components with an overall average of 'C' in order to proceed into THP 202.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1.5 hrs. Lab: 7.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 102
  • THP 202 - Production Technique IV
    A continuation of THP 101, THP 102, and THP 201. Classes emphasize general stagecraft, health and safety practices, and continued fundamentals of lighting and sound in THP 102. Class work is designed to inter-relate these diverse departments through lecture, lab, and studio instruction and build on the skills gained in THP 101, THP 102 and THP 202. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments. Student must pass all course components with an overall average of 'C' in order to proceed into THP 301.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1.5 hrs. Lab: 7.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 201
  • THP 301 - Production Technique V
    Each student will be responsible for assignments in various departments - stage management, scenic construction, promotion, lighting, sound, costume etc. - on a rotating basis for each Theatre School production in accordance with the style and requirements of the individual production. Method of instruction includes production assignments, weekly production meetings, participation in rehearsals and performances. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 302 - Production Technique VI
    Each student will be responsible for assignments in various departments - stage management, scenic construction, promotion, lighting, sound, costume etc. - on a rotating basis for each Theatre School production in accordance with the style and requirements of the individual production. Method of instruction includes production assignments, weekly production meetings, participation in rehearsals and performances. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments. Students must pass all course components in order to proceed into THP 401.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 301
  • THP 312 - Make-Up and Wiggery
    An introduction to make-up and wigs for theatre technicians, designers, and make-up artists. Make-up materials, equipment, basic techniques, the structure of hairpieces, modern and period wigs and their maintenance will be studied.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 315 - Corsetry: History and Construction
    An introduction to the history and construction methods and materials used in theatrical corset making. Students may be required to construct items for actual productions.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402 or FFD 413
  • THP 325 - Theatre Costume
    Advanced study in costume design interpretation pattern drafting, costume cutting and construction, wardrobe department organization and procedures, maintenance, and production running. Students may be required to construct costumes for actual productions. FSN 302 is recommended as a companion course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 328 - Scenic Construction
    Advanced studies in methods and materials, in theatre carpentry and furniture construction. Method of instruction includes lectures, laboratory demonstrations and projects. THT 500 is recommended as a companion course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 333 - Costume: Special Topics
    Advanced studies in the design and construction of special costume accessories and jewelry. Students may be required to construct pieces for actual productions.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402 or FFD 413
  • THP 337 - Lighting Design
    Advanced studies in theatre lighting design: design process from concept to industry-standard documentation for design realization; theatre lighting technology and its application. THP 303 and THP 404 are recommended as companion courses.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 350 - Projection Design
    This course examines the medium of projection design and its usage in live performance. Aspects of design, content creation, system design, and programming are covered.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202
  • THP 401 - Production Technique VII
    Each student will be responsible for assignments in various departments - stage management, scenic construction, promotion, lighting, sound, costume etc. - on a rotating basis for each Theatre School production in accordance with the style and requirements of the individual production. Method of instruction includes production assignments, weekly production meetings, participation in rehearsals and performances. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 302
  • THP 403 - Production Technique VIII
    Each student will be responsible for assignments in various departments - stage management, scenic construction, promotion, lighting, sound, costume etc. - on a rotating basis for each Theatre School production in accordance with the style and requirements of the individual production. Method of instruction includes production assignments, weekly production meetings, participation in rehearsals and performances. Additional hours vary according to Production assignments.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 2
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 401
  • THP 404 - Lighting Design Special Topics
    An introduction to the requirements and methods of lighting design for special events. Introduction to design application of intelligent lighting, and video media servers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 422 - Scenic Painting
    An introduction to the art of scenic painting. Colours, paints, materials and techniques will be examined in the creation of faux finishes. Students may be required to paint scenery for actual productions.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 500 - Conceiving the Production
    Detailed examination of the creative and producing process: the interrelationships between the creative, production, and management teams and the entrepreneurial skills required to produce. Attendance at professional productions throughout the semester is used as the point of departure.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THA 201 or THD 201 or THP 202
  • THP 515 - Theatre Safety and Occupational Health
    Further studies of the various legal requirements and regulations as applied to the entertainment industries, as well as the study of hazardous materials and recommended safety standards.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 111 or THP 202
  • THP 538 - Properties: Design and Construction
    An introduction to properties construction methods and materials. Students will be required to construct properties from a wide range of materials.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 612 - Fabric Dyeing and Costume Painting
    An introduction to the methods and materials used in theatrical costume painting, dyeing and breakdown. Students may be required to work on costumes for actual productions.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402 or FSN 10B or FSN 220
  • THP 648 - Scenic Construction: Special Topics
    An introduction to welding and metal working methods and materials as utilized in theatrical scenery and properties construction. Students may be required to construct items for actual productions.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 660 - Projection Design: Special Topics

    This course explores advanced applications for projection and media designs. Current and emerging technologies will be examined.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 350
  • THP 683 - Sound, Light and Special Effects
    An advanced tutorial, emphasizing the artistic design of sound, supported by light and special effects, for live presentation with a performer.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THP 800 - Independent Study

    In this course, the student synthesizes the theoretical and practical studies of the program by engaging in a major independent project - individually or as part of a group - of their own choice, examining a creative, technical and/or managerial aspect relating to the performing arts. It is the student's responsibility to source a mentor for the project. Students will have the opportunity to present their project at an end-of-term event.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 302 or THP 503
  • THP 843 - Pyrotechnics
    A study of pyrotechnical special effects, materials and equipment as used in theatrical presentations. The course provides a grounding for those wishing to pursue appropriate government licensing.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 515
  • THP 845 - Costume III
    This course is an extension of THP 325 for students who have demonstrated unusual talent, skill, and achievement in the areas of costume design and pattern manipulation through draping and cutting. Students will work closely with a faculty member and guest artists assuming responsibility for the research, design, and construction of period costume for the stage; engage in class discussions, presentation of design concepts, and advanced construction techniques. Enrolment will be shared among performance and fashion students.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 302 or THP 325
  • THT 100 - Design Communication I
    This course introduces and develops basic skills in communicating scenic design ideas through freehand drawing, drafting, and simple model making. Techniques are based on current theatre practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • THT 200 - Design Communication II
    This course introduces Computer Aided Drafting/Vectorworks for theatrical applications. Topics include: drawing set up, constructing and editing forms, layers, drafting for properties and scenery, dimensioning, plotting and intro to 3-D modeling.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THT 100
  • THT 318 - Set Design
    An introduction to the principles of set design. Students develop an understanding of the designer's role in the translation of the play from text to the stage by exploring the design process from initial discussion of concept to finished model. THT 500 is recommended as a companion course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 402 or THT 200
  • THT 319 - Costume Design I
    This course introduces students to the principles of costume design and further develops rendering and organizational skills. Each student will explore the design process from initial discussion of concept to finished coloured renderings with fabric samples.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THT 383 - Sound Design
    Advanced studies in performing arts sound design: design process from concept to industry standard documentation for design realization; recording and editing; communication systems. THP 303 is recommended as a companion course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THT 418 - Design Communication III
    This course continues to develop scenic design communication skills in drafting and three-dimensional model building. Projects include a full set of drawings and a model for a selected play.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 402 or THT 200
  • THT 419 - Costume Design II
    Further studies in costume design. The design of costumes and related items for actual productions may form part of this course. Computer assisted design processes may be introduced as software and relevance dictate.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 220 or THP 202 or THP 402
  • THT 500 - Structure for Performing Arts
    Examination of the application of physics in the performance industry: issues affecting structural design of theatres; permanent (hemp, counterweight, motorized) and temporary (truss and motors) rigging systems; load calculations; safe rigging practices; fall arrest; engineering and construction of scenic elements.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THT 582 - Show Systems Engineering
    An exploration of applications of networking and show control in the performance industry, including topics such as: lighting, sound, projection, rigging, motors, and system control languages.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
  • THT 893 - Sound Special Topics
    Further studies in theatre sound design. Students will be required to complete major projects. THT 383 and THT 582 are recommended companion courses.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: THP 202 or THP 402
    Co-Requisites: THT 383