Courses for Non-Majors

FA/THEA 1520 3.0
Acting for Non-Majors I
Introduces students to the following concepts: breath/ alignment/basic voice work, brief physical warm-up, group work, and improvisation; and the following technique concepts: trusting impulses, objectives, tactics, obstacles, analysis and exploration of monologues (how to prepare for a theatre audition), and journal writing. Note: Plus two rehearsal hours per week, time to be determined by individual groups.

FA/THEA 1521 3.0
Acting for Non-Majors II
Builds on the prerequisite course THEA 1520 3.0 Acting for Non-Majors, exploring acting concepts at the intermediate level. Additionally, students will begin work on realistic scene study which will involve research, text analysis, the building of a character, as well as other process methods of rehearsal. Prerequisite: THEA 1520 3.0.

FA/THEA 1900 3.0
Intercultural Theatre and Performance in Toronto
Introduces students to theatre practices and performance styles that reflect the diversity of Toronto’s multi-ethnic population. Students attend a variety of productions and performances outside the existing majority entertainment world, highlighting the contributions of First Nations, African-Canadian, Latino/a, South Asian and Asian-Canadian artists.

FA/THEA 2060 3.0
Voice and Speech I
Provides an introductory course in voice and speech for effective communication. Exercises and practical applications in a variety of speaking contexts focus on vocal function, breath, resonance, articulation and coping with performance stress.

FA/THEA 2061 3.0
Voice and Speech II
Provides the student a chance to further develop the skills introduced in THEA 2060 3.0.
Prerequisite: THEA 2060 3.0.

FA/THEA 2064 3.0
Acting Shakespeare
This is a studio course in acting for students who are not in the Department of Theatre’s BFA acting program. The purpose of the course is to help the students develop practical skills in acting Shakespeare’s language. It is recommended but not required that students have already taken THEA 1520 3.0 and/or THEA 2060 3.0.   

FA/THEA 2120 3.0
An Introduction to Costuming
Offers an introduction to costume drafting, construction and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on the proper use of equipment and employment of techniques of costuming.

FA/THEA 2121 3.0
Basic Costuming
Continues the work begun in THEA 2120 3.0, providing further exploration of the costuming process. It examines techniques from conception to final costume fabrication and how it can be an integral element in a theatrical production. Lectures, demonstrations, and projects will help the student develop skills in working with any aspect of theatrical costuming.
Prerequisite: THEA 2120 3.0.

FA/THEA 2141 3.0
Introduction to Design for theatre
Introduces the basic principles of theatrical design dealing with aesthetics and the design process explored through lectures and exercises. The history of scenography and contemporary aspects of stage design is also studied.

FA/THEA 2200 6.0
Theatrical Worlds in Transition: Restoration to Modern
Building on the foundation established in Origins of Theatre (THEA 1200 6.0), this course continues to trace the evolution of theatrical style and dramatic form from a historical perspective, from the 17th to the 20th century.

FA/THEA 2210 3.0
Ideas of theatre
Provides a basis for continuing work in theatre studies. This course examines questions about the nature of theatre and its role in society.

FA/THEA 2410 6.0
History of Visual sources for theatrical Design
Offers a survey course relating the architecture, art, clothing, interior design, and furnishings of Western civilization to the theatre. The course will also touch on the visual aspects of the theatrical styles of various periods.

FA/THEA 2600 6.0
Putting on the Play (summer Only)
Examines each step in putting on the play, in community/ educational settings, beginning with play selection. Pre-rehearsal interpretation, design and casting will lead to an actual production experience involving students as actors, directors, designers, and production staff.

FA/THEA 3225 6.00  
Screen Acting: A Non-Major's Guide to Performance in Cinema
Provides students with a framework for analyzing styles of acting across a wide-range of film genres and periods. Students will examine major actors andacting trends in modern cinema, from the silent period to the current era. Combination internet/lecture course. Open to non-majors.