Undergraduate Students

York University’s Department of Theatre offers a 360 degree view of the world of theatre, with degree programs in Theatre leading to a Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hon), Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (BFA Hon).

All students who enter the Department come in as BA Honours students, and do a General First Year that introduces them to all aspects of Theatre, including Acting, Production/Design, and Performance Creation & Research. At the end of first year, students choose their path in our Next Steps process in order to enter Performance Creation & Research, Devised Theatre, Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy, Production/Design, and Acting.

Students concentrating in studio work (Acting or Production/Design) graduate with a BFA Honours degree. Those concentrating in Performance Creation & Research (Devised Theatre, Playwriting, History, Theory and Criticism) graduate with a BA or BA Honours degree.

For complete information on each of the specific undergraduate programs in the Department of Theatre, and the course requirements, see the University Academic Calendar for Theatre.

Graduate Students

The Department of Theatre offers two kinds of graduate programs:

  1. the MA/PhD programs offered in Theatre and Performance Studies
  2.  the MFA programs offered in Theatre, including Acting, Directing, Design and Performance Creation