York University’s Department of Theatre offers a 360 degree view of the world of theatre, with degree programs in Theatre leading to a Specialized Honours BA Theatre-Theatre Studies, Specialized Honours BFA Theatre-Production, Specialized Honours BFA Theatre-Acting or Bachelor of Arts (BA).
All students who enter the Department come in as Specialized Honours BA Theatre-Theatre Studies 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 Specialized Honours BFA Theatre degree. Those concentrating in Performance Creation & Research (Devised Theatre, Playwriting, History, Theory and Criticism) graduate with a Specialized Honours BA Theatre degree. Students may also choose to complete at least 90 credits and graduate with a BA 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.