Concentration in Drama Studies

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The Concentration in Drama Studies is open to English Honours majors.

The Concentration in Drama Studies integrates 3.5 Drama credits into the B.A. Honours English program.  The Concentration focuses on drama as a distinct genre within literary studies, and, while it is not intended to train professional actors and theatre personnel, the Concentration provides students with the opportunity to engage drama and the theatre both intellectually and experientially through participation in courses, workshops, and small productions.

Drama workshops are taught by a theatre professional with diverse experience in both acting and directing.  Drama courses are taught by faculty.

The Concentration in Drama Studies may be declared upon admission or added to students’ existing program. To add the Concentration, login to Carleton Central and select Change Program Elements from the Student Online Applications menu.

To receive the designation B.A. Honours in English with Concentration in Drama Studies on their diploma, students must:

  • Complete a full credit in drama or screenwriting workshops
  • Complete a full-credit in Shakespeare courses
  • Complete a full credit in drama courses other than Shakespeare
  • Complete the fourth-year Theatre Production Seminar.  Admission into the Seminar is contingent on completion of the two drama workshops as well as past or concurrent participation in a Sock ‘n’ Buskin production or another local theatre company, with permission of the program.

For more details, including a list of courses that will satisfy the Concentration in Drama Studies requirements, please view the Undergraduate Calendar.

Minor in Drama Studies

The Drama Studies Minor offers a way for non-English majors to incorporate a focus on drama and theatre into their programs.

To receive the designation of Drama Studies on their diploma, students must complete 4 credits, including the following:

    • Complete ENGL 1000, FYSM 1004, or ENGL 1010 + one thematic 0.5 credit course (ENGL 1009,1100, 1200, 1300, or 1400)
    • Complete a full credit in drama or screenwriting workshops
    • Complete a full credit in Shakespeare courses
    • Complete a full credit in drama courses other than Shakespeare

For more details, including a list of courses that will satisfy the Drama Studies Minor requirements, please view the Undergraduate Calendar.