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Next Steps 2015

Documents for the 2015-16Next Steps Process will be available from this page as PDFs.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2015 SECOND YEAR OFFERS

Theatre Studies

To become a playwright, dramaturg, theatre critic, director, playmaker, theatre educator, drama therapist, researcher, arts manager, theatre activist, and to consider graduate studies in theatre and performance studies

Playwriting & New Play Dramaturgy

To specialize in playwriting, dramaturgy submit your portfolio by Tuesday, March 24 before noon, ELECTRONICALLY, to Judith Rudakoff at rudakoff@yorku.ca In the “subject line” of your email, please use the title: Playwriting 3290 Submission OR Dramaturgy 3290 Submission.

  • Ensure that your name and a page number appear as a header or footer on each page of your submitted document.
  • Include a title page that clearly shows your name, whether you are applying to Playwriting or Dramaturgy, your current year of study (2014-2015).
  • Portfolios should be submitted as an attachment to the email, in one of the following file formats: Word (doc or docx), Rich Text (rtf), or PDF (pdf). Do not submit in OpenOffice (odt).
  • Note that if accepted into Playwriting or Dramaturgy, these courses may be taken at the same time as Production/Design, Devised Theatre, or Theatre Studies

Devised Theatre

To learn about devising and performing original theatre pieces submit your Letter of Intent and Resume by Wednesday, March 25 before noon to Rachel Katz in CFT room 322. Assigned Audition times will be posted outside CFT 320 by Monday, March 30.

Devised Theatre Auditions are on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, 9am – 5pm, in CFA 024.

Production/Design

To study in the areas of Theatre Design (set, costume, lighting, sound, and media/projections), Construction (costume, scenery, and props), and Management (production management, technical direction and stage management)Submit your Letter of Intent and Resume by Thursday April 2 before noon to Rachel Katz in CFT room 322.

Production/Design Interviews will be held Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14, 9a.m. - 5 p.m.

Interview sign up sheet will be posted outside CFT 320 by Monday March 30

Acting Conservatory

To specialize in acting for theatre, film and television, submit your Application Form by Wednesday, March 25 before noon to Rachel Katz in CFT room 322

Assigned Audition times will be posted outside CFT 320 by Monday, March 30 Acting Conservatory Auditions

Acting Conservatory Auditions in CFT 138 and CFT 139:
- Tuesday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Acting Conservatory Callbacks are on:
- Friday, April 17 from 9:00am – 6:00pm

APPLICATION DATES, DEADLINES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Next Steps Information Form Letter of Intent and Resume Portfolio Auditions/ Interview Callback Posting of Offers Reply to Offers
Theatre Studies March 25 by noon to CFT 322 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Playwriting/ Dramaturgy March 25 by noon to CFT 322 n/a March 24 by noon
ELECTRON
-ICALLY
to rudakoff
@yorku.ca
n/a n/a May 11 at 7 pm May 18, by noon to rudakoff
@yorku.ca
Devised Theatre March 25 by noon to CFT 322 March 25 by noon to CFT 322 n/a April 9 and 10, 9am – 5pm n/a May 11 at 7 pm May 18, by noon to levin
@yorku.ca
Production/ Design March 25 by noon to CFT 322 April 2 by noon to CFT 322 On Interview day April 13 and 14
9am-5pm
CFT 301
n/a May 11 at 7 pm May 18, by noon to igarrett
@yorku.ca
Acting Conservatory March 25 by noon to CFT 322 n/a n/a April 14 and 15
9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm
CFT 138/139
April 17
9am-6pm
CFT 138/139
May 11 at 7 pm May 18, by noon to pitwil
@yorku.ca

ADVISING WEEK

Advising week begins immediately after the Next Steps/TSA Prime Time and runs until noon on Monday, March 23. Please remember that these advising sessions with your faculty advisor are mandatory for all first-year students. Schedules will be posted on your advisor’s office door on the 3rd floor, CFT. If classes have not resumed by Monday, March 16, please e-mail your faculty advisor instead to set up an appointment.

POSTING AND ACCEPTING OFFERS

All offers will be posted by 7:00pm on Friday April 17 outside CFT 320

You have to accept or decline your offers by e-­‐mail anytime by noon Friday, May 1 or your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list. (see who you need to reply to above)

Acceptance into any area/series of courses is conditional upon final grades as of the end ofthe Winter term 2015.

On April 17th offers of placement will be posted on the 2nd Year Offers page.


MORE INFO

MORE ABOUT THEATRE STUDIES

If you want to become a professional playwright, dramaturg, theatre critic, director, playmaker,theatre educator, drama therapist,researcher, arts manager, theatre/performance activist, performance artist, or are interested in pursuing studies at the graduate level (MA/PhD), then THEATRE STUDIES IS FOR YOU!

It is expected that students in Theatre Studies, including those in the two--and--a half--year sequence of Theatre Survey courses, will acquire, and be able to demonstrate:

  1. Sound knowledge of the history of theatre and performance, the forms and practices and social contexts of theatre through the ages and in different cultures, including knowledge of influential critical formulations, manifestos, and theoretical frameworks;
  2. Understanding of the ways in which theatre and performance have mattered and had meaning in different societies and eras, and of the ways in which it can matter and have meaning here and now;
  3. Familiar working knowledge of, and ability to analyse, a substantial number of plays and performance texts from the conventional canon and beyond, including plays from outside the western tradition, together with the ability to write about performance critically and appreciatively;
  4. Vivid imaginative realization of the potential in dramatic scripts for the production of new meanings in contemporary performance;
  5. Ability to apply knowledge and research capacity to the task of serving as dramaturg on productions of plays from earlier epochs;
  6. Active and detailed knowledge of the history and present state of theatre, drama, and performance in Canada.

Second year: Required courses:

  • THEA 2200 6.0 Theatrical Worlds in Transition
  • THEA 2210 3.0 Ideas of Theatre

PLEASE NOTE Course offerings may vary from year to year, often on a rotation basis. For more information on actual course offerings, please consult the online course timetable at https://w2prod.sis.yorku.ca/Apps/WebObjects/cdm.

Third year: Required courses:

  • THEA 3200 3.0 Modern Theatre and Society
  • 1 (one) 3.0 credit 3000 or 4000 level Theatre Studies seminar course

Theatre Studies courses in areas of specific interest are the focus of third and fourth years. It is expected that some students will also have begun to pursue interdisciplinary interests, combining theatre with such other fields as Education, Psychology, Anthropology, English or Religious Studies. Students in second year may be able, with permission, to take 3000-level courses.

Third year is an important transition year for Theatre Studies students. Those looking to pursue a graduate degree (MA/PhD) in Theatre Studies or prepare for a professional career as a playwright, dramaturg, playmaker, theatre critic, theatre/performance activist, performance artist, or theatre educator, are strongly encouraged (and in some cases, required) to take specialized seminar courses in their areas of interest.

In addition, students may take courses from 4000 level offerings, with the appropriate prerequisites.

All students must complete either THEA 3150 3.0 Theatre Management or THEA 4150 3.0 Theatre Career Management in order to graduate.

Fourth year: The fourth year is an exciting culminating year for Theatre Studies students. By the end of the fourth year, students have a firm grasp on a wide range of skills that will prepare them to enter the professional theatre world or graduate studies. Those looking to pursue a graduate degree (MA/PhD) in Theatre and Performance Studies or prepare for a professional career as a playwright, dramaturg, theatre maker, theatre critic, or theatre educator, are strongly encouraged to take seminar courses in their area of specialization.

MORE ABOUT PLAYWRITING & NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY

Requirements for submissions 2015 - 2016

For Playwrights:

  1. A monologue of no more than two pages (double---spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt.) that begins with the following words: "This is why it happens. And it always does happen."
  2. Maximum two pages (double---spaced), in note form, contextualizing this monologue by identifying the geographical location of the monologue (introduce the world of the piece), the date/time/era in which it occurs (be as specific as possible), who the character is, to whom the character is speaking and why they are speaking to this person, and briefly explain what has occurred the moment before the character begins to speak to incite them to do so.
  3. An excerpt of maximum two pages from a play you have recently written or are writing. DO NOT SUBMIT LONGER EXCERPTS. Choose the two pages you feel showcases your voice as a writer today, here and now. Do not submit old work created more than a year ago or as part of a high school program! This is not about judging final draft "quality" but rather identifying individual voice and ability to express that voice in a particular and unique way.
  4. A statement (maximum one page, double---spaced) that identifies the playwright who has inspired you the most and explains why, and/or your favourite theatre company and explains why you have chosen them. If you have a favourite director, you may also include this information. Do not refer to movies, novels, television shows!

For Dramaturgs:

  1. Choose any contemporary play (written by a professional playwright) with which you are familiar and write the playwright a formal letter explaining what you, as a dramaturg, believe works well in her/his play and what might be further developed before rehearsals begin. Be as specific as possible and include THREE questions about the work that you would like to see explored more in the imaginary "next draft" or that you believe are not fully realized in the script. The questions might focus on the world of the play, on character development, on narrative/plot or on action (Maximum one page, double---spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt.).
  2. In one simple, clear sentence, delineate the IDEA of the play (do not tell the story or plot of the play: create a statement that encapsulates what the writer wants the reader/audience to carry away as a statement, an idea).

All material submitted should be in Times New Roman font, 12 pt., double---spaced where indicated. Please ensure that each page is numbered and has your name on it as a Header (headers and numbers may be in 8 pt.). A cover page for the portfolio should include: your name, your current year of study, your declared major, and indicate whether you are applying as a Playwright or a Dramaturg.

Portfolios due Tuesday March 24th, before noon ELECTRONICALLY to Judith Rudakoff (Rudakoff@yorku.ca) using either the Subject Line Playwriting 3290 Submission OR Dramaturgy 3290 Submission

MORE ABOUT DEVISED THEATRE

Nested within the Theatre Studies area is a series of classes called Devised Theatre, which offers students an intensive curriculum in devising and performing original theatre pieces. This interdisciplinary sequence is overseen and taught by faculty from all three areas of the department (Acting, Production, and Theatre Studies). The goals of the DT series are: to expose students to a variety of methods for devising theatre in group contexts; to deepen studentsÍ historical and interdisciplinary understanding of devised theatre; and to train students to work in several areas of theatrical production. The DT sequence is structured through a graduated system of learning, in which students devise increasingly more complex projects each year, culminating in public presentation(s) of their work. The studio courses in Devised Theatre explore the successive phases of creating, rehearsing, and presenting assigned projects from a variety of starting points. Collaborative ability, communication skills, imagination, and risk-taking are the foundations for these rigorous courses. Effective time management is essential as a significant amount of rehearsal is required outside of scheduled classes.

It is strongly recommended that DT students seek DT advising before each year of study to ensure accurate and appropriate degree management for successful completion of the 120-credit Specialized Honours BA degree (Theatre Studies).

This sequence also requires immersion in the history and theory of devising, and this grounding is provided through readings and assignments on collaborative playmaking and contemporary experimental theatre. Students in the DT sequence are strongly advised to take specified courses in theatre production and design, as well as theatre history and theory courses in order to gain the interdisciplinary knowledge that is essential for devised theatre makers. FFA courses (selected from Dance, Design, Film, Music, and Visual Arts) and non-FFA courses are required for degree completion and will enable students to develop breadth and interdisciplinary skills.

Accessible and recommended to students taking Devised Theatre are a wide range of courses, including Playwriting and New Play Dramaturgy, Scene Study for Theatre Studies, History of Ensemble Theatre, Canadian Theatre, and Aspects of Directing. All production and design courses, with the exception of Production Practicum, are available to Devised Theatre students as well. Many DT students apply to assistant direct both unmounted and mounted Department productions for Performance Practicum.

The DT series of courses is available to Theatre majors in the 120 credit BA Specialized Honours Theatre Studies only. They are not available to students in the Acting Conservatory and Production. Acceptance into THEA 2050 3.0 Introduction to Devised Theatre does not guarantee entrance into further upper-level Devised Theatre classes. Admission into each subsequent Devised Theatre course is on the basis of a 'B' standing in the pre-requisite class.

Criteria for entry into Devised Theatre

  1. Prerequisites: THEA 1010 3.0, THEA 1100 3.0, and THEA 1200 6.0
  2. Grade minimum: Offers of placement to Devised Theatre are conditional, pending final grades at the end of the winter term, based on a satisfactory 5.0 (C+) overall grade point average.
  3. Any student who fails THEA 1010, THEA 1100 or THEA 1200 will not be allowed to audition.
  4. A correctly formatted, one-page letter of intent detailing your interest in Devised Theatre (using good grammar and correct spelling), accompanied by an up-to-date theatre resume addressed to the Devised Theatre Committee, must be submitted no later than Wednesday March 25th, before noon to Rachel Katz in CFT 322. Assigned audition times will be posted outside CFT 320 by Monday, March 30. Auditions are on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 in CFA 024. Students who do not submit this letter of intent and rZÿsumZÿ by the due date will not be further considered for the DT.
  5. Audition. There will be two parts to the audition: the first will explore movement and improvisation; the second will be the formal presentations of the pieces you have prepared. For this presentation, you are asked to create an expression of your life, as told by another person or thing. This can be a monologue that you write and perform, or a design that you present. Ensure that your presentation has a theatrical form, and is not just narration. There is a firm time limit of 3 minutes. All presentations will be timed and you will be cut off, if you should exceed the time limit. Please note that there are no callbacks for the DT auditions.

Students must accept or decline offers of placement by the dates posted after the auditions or the offer will be made to the next person on the waiting list. Once the online registration process is open in early summer, students have two weeks to register, or the offer will be made to the next person on the waiting list.

Second Year Required courses:

  • THEA 2050 3.0 Introduction to Devised Theatre I
  • THEA 2051 3.0 Introduction to Devised Theatre II
  • These two courses expose students to different types of devised and experimental theatre.
    Through classroom exercises and the creation, rehearsal and presentation of devised performance projects, the participants will explore the essential questions and investigative tools of the theatre practitioner. The class will be split into two lab groups in order to ensure intensive feedback and discussion.
  • THEA 2200 6.0 Theatrical Worlds in Transition
  • THEA 2210 3.0 Ideas of Theatre
  • THEA 2410 6.0 History of Visual Sources
  • THEA 2141 3.0 Introduction to Design for Theatre

For more information on actual course offerings, please consult the online course timetable at https://w2prod.sis.yorku.ca/Apps/WebObjects/cdm. It is also strongly recommended that students in Devised Theatre take courses that fulfill their in-out requirements in 2nd year. In particular, students should consider taking non-theatre courses that will enhance their understanding of performance creation (see course listings in other Fine Arts departments).

Preparation for third year:

At end of second year, each student will meet with the 2nd year DT course instructor to discuss specific areas of interest in devising theatre (design, directing, acting, writing, etc.). This will help students to choose upper-level courses that may be of interest to them and help to shape the production companies in fourth year that will draw upon specific areas of expertise. Framed by the requirements of the Specialized Honours BA degree, students are free to pursue a particular focus or continue to learn about all areas of theatre.

Students may apply to assistant direct an unmounted department production in third year: THEA 3070 3.0 Performance Practicum I for the fall term or THEA 3071 3.0 Performance Practicum II for the winter term. Applications will be made available to prospective third year students through the Program Assistant in CFT 322 at the end of the winter term.

Third Year Required courses:

  • THEA 3050 3.0 Devised Theatre in Practice I
  • THEA 3051 3.0 Devised Theatre in Practice II
    These two courses are based on a set curriculum of hard skills. Third year focuses on learning to make larger pieces. Students work towards one unmounted performance per term. Normally these will be small group pieces with individuals taking on different roles rather than a single play that involves all students in the class.
  • THEA 3200 3.0 Modern Theatre and Society
  • An additional 3.0 credits in Theatre in available 3000 and 4000 level courses must be taken in either third year or fourth year
  • All students must complete either THEA 3150 3.0 Theatre Management or THEA 4150 3.0 Theatre Career Management in order to graduate. (THEA 3150 Theatre Management is highly recommended for Devised Theatre students, especially in their third year of study.)

Recommended courses in third and fourth year: It is strongly recommended that students in Devised Theatre take seminars in theatre history, dramatic literature, and theory. Students are also encouraged to take courses related to devised and experimental performance in other Fine Arts departments.

For more information on actual course offerings, please consult the online course timetable at https://w2prod.sis.yorku.ca/Apps/WebObjects/cdm

Note: Every other year, students in 2rd and 3rd year DT may be invited to participate in the MA/PhD course, THST 5010 3.0 Theatre Laboratory (subject to course being offered). In this class, graduate student directors will create research-based artworks. The undergraduate students will join a research team and explore a set of research questions through performance.

Preparation for fourth year:

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Applications for THEA 4485 3.0 Aspects of Directing will be made available to prospective fourth year students through the Program Assistant in CFT 322 at the end of the winter term. Any student enrolled in THEA 4485 Aspects of Directing in fourth year may also choose to assistant direct a mounted department production by registering in the appropriate Performance Practicum (THEA 4070 3.0 in the fall term or THEA 4071 3.0 in the winter term.

Fourth year Required courses:

  • THEA 4050 3.0 Devised Theatre Perspectives
  • THEA 4051 3.0 Devised Theatre Workshop
    In fourth year, students will form production companies and work on performance projects that are work---shopped in the fall term and produced at the end of the year. In accordance with the self---reliant nature of this series of classes, students will participate fully in all aspects of the collaborative devising of theatre in these presentations, from conception to execution.
  • An additional 3.0 credits in Theatre Studies in available 3000 and 4000 level courses must be taken in either third year or fourth year.
  • All students must complete either THEA 3150 3.0 Theatre Management or THEA 4150 3.0 Theatre Career Management in order to graduate. (THEA 3150 Theatre Management is highly recommended for Devised Theatre students, especially in their third year of study.)

MORE ABOUT PRODUCTION AND DESIGN

The Production/Design Area offers the interested, capable, and committed student the opportunity to study in the areas of Theatre Design (set, costume, lighting, sound and media/projections); Construction (costume, scenery, and props); Management (production management, technical direction and stage management); and Technology (electrical, audio, and video systems and control). The Production/Design area also prides itself on its commitment and leadership in training students about issues of sustainability in performance. The required series of Production Practicum assignments provide opportunities in all aspects of production and design for live performance, themed environments, and exhibition. Please note that students are expected to participate in more than one specialization. This allows both intense study in a specific discipline and broader exposure to other disciplines within Production and Design. Required courses are listed below. Students pursuing design are required to take co---requisites courses in the area. All students are encouraged to consider the complementary In-Faculty/Out-of-Major courses. For additional details, please consult the Department of Theatre Handbook.

Criteria for entry into Production and Design

Candidates for the Production/Design Stream must meet all academic criteria for entry into Second year Theatre, including satisfactory completion with a C+ average of all required first year theatre courses and satisfactory progress in completing University required courses. Students must have demonstrated a potential for success in the Production/Design Area, including the ability to work well with others and participate fully in first-year classes and crews.

Candidates must write a letter of intent and resume due April 2nd before noon to 322 CFT for Ian Garrett's Box. The letter should be addressed to the Production/Design Area Coordinator (Professor Ian Garrett) explaining: why the applicant wishes to pursue studies in this area, which particular disciplines are of interest, and indicating previous relevant experience.

Interviews will take place Monday, April 13 and Tuesday April 14.A sign-up sheet to reserve an interview time will be posted on the 3rd floor CFT by March 30th.

Acceptance will be based on the letter, an interview, and the student's academic record. In the case of application to design classes, presentation of a portfolio of related work is required. The Production/Design Area faculty are interested in a studentÍs ability in class, overall attitude, commitment to crew work, and aptitude for production work. Candidates should bring to the interview a portfolio or at least two examples (preferably recent) of work, which shows visual and artisanal dexterity or organizational ability.

Second year: Stresses skills in a number of areas and responsibility for specific areas of crew work.
Required courses:

  • THEA 2100 3.0 Production Practicum I
  • THEA 2110 6.0 Stagecraft
  • THEA 2200 6.0 Theatrical Worlds in Transition
  • THEA 2410 6.0 History of Visual Sources for Theatrical Design

Third year: Further acquisition of basic skills and the start of exploration into design for the theatre. There will be some separation and development of ability and talent.
Required courses:

  • THEA 3100 3.0 Production Practicum II or
  • THEA 3101 6.0 Production Practicum II
  • THEA 3200 3.0 Modern Theatre and Society

Additional 6.0 credits in 3000 or 4000 level courses, of which at least 3.0 credits must be in the Production/Design Area.

All students must complete either THEA 3150 3.0 Theatre Management or THEA 4150 3.0 Theatre Career Management in order to graduate.

Fourth year: Continuing a pursuit of excellence, students may concentrate in any or several production/design disciplines. Students may be given major production assignments as part of the Production Practicum.

Production Practicum is required of any third or fourth year production student taking the equivalent of 1.5 or more production courses in an academic year. Production Practicum requires production meetings of two hours per week, plus evening and weekend crews as assigned.

CHANGE OF DEGREE FROM BA TO BFA

Students who proceed in Production/Design are required to complete the online Change of Degree request to switch from Honours BA to Honours BFA. This request is available at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/program/change/. Change of degree requests must be submitted no later than June 30 to take effect the next fall/winter session.

MORE ABOUT THE ACTING CONSERVATORY

Students are expected be prepared for an audition, as follows:

Material

  1. Each student must prepare two memorized contrasting contemporary monologues (from published plays with professional productions only), and a song. Students are advised to choose material that reflects their strengths and does not go beyond their age range or gender. No dialects or accents. Read the plays in their entirety to ensure that your pieces are appropriate. Each monologue and song should be no longer than one and a half minutes.
  2. Your song is to be sung without any live or recorded accompaniment. Apply the same acting guidelines to the song as you would to your monologuesÑto a person in a place for a reason.

Procedure

  1. You will be assigned your audition time for either Tuesday, April 14 or Wednesday, April 15 in CFT 139 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    You must be present for the entire block of time for which you have been assigned. The panel will include Acting Area faculty and your THEA 1010/1011 instructors and course director.
  2. Come at least one half hour before your scheduled time. You may warm-up quietly in CFT 138: no loud vocal exercises or conversation. This room is reserved for those preparing, so please show some respect for them by using it exclusively for that purpose.
  3. Clothing:do not dress îfor the partî; please wear close---fitting clothes that you can move in comfortably (T-shirt and sweat pants); no jewelry; all loose hair must be tied back off the face; no hats; bare feet; no "street" make-up at all
  4. Props: generally, try to avoid them altogether; one prop may be used, if absolutely necessary; we will supply a chair for your use; do not use mime.
  5. There will be a brief group warm-up. You should then expect to perform one of your monologues (the one you feel most comfortable with) and some of the song within your scheduled block of time. There may also be a group session with improvisations.
  6. Do not be surprised if you are stopped during your piece or your song. If you are asked to do something entirely different with your piece, we may just be trying to discover your capacity for redirection.

Acting Conservatory callbacks: Friday, April 17

  1. Callbacks will be posted outside CFT 320 by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17. You may be asked to memorize both roles of a provided neutral scene. CFT 138 will be available for your use one half-hour before the scheduled start.
  2. You must be available for the entire callback session on Friday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. Ð 6:00 p.m. in CFT 139. CFT 138 will be available for your use one half-hour before the scheduled start. There will be a lot of waiting around in the afternoon so students should bring a lunch, water and reading material.
  3. Candidates will be asked to do their second monologue (one and a half minutes maximum). You may be requested to stop.
  4. There will also be a group session utilizing improvisations.
  5. The THEA 1010/1011 instructors will not be present at the callbacks.
  6. The Acting Conservatory auditions are confidential. Panel members (including your instructors) will not discuss the process or the rationale for placement with the candidates.

Offers of placement are conditional, pending final grades of the 2015 winter term, based on a satisfactory C+ academic average and meeting the requirements and deadlines of the Department of Theatre. Any student who successfully auditions but fails THEA 1200 will not be accepted into the Acting Conservatory.

CHANGE OF DEGREE FROM BA TO BFA

Students who proceed in Production/Design are required to complete the online Change of Degree request to switch from Honours BA to Honours BFA. This request is available at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/program/change/. Change of degree requests must be submitted no later than June 30 to take effect the next fall/winter session.