Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Drama (DRAM)

DRAM 100  Introduction to Theatre  Units: 6.00  

An exploration of theatre as a live performing art that seeks to engage, document, and affect communities. Topics may include theatre and society, theatrical representation, performance, and the work of actors, directors, designers, technicians, and playwrights. Opportunities given for practical projects.
LEARNING HOURS 228 (36L;36Lb;36O;120P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 200  Theatre History & Literature I  Units: 6.00  

A chronological survey of production methods, architecture, performance, and dramatic literature in western and eastern theatre traditions from early classical eras to the end of the 19th century.
LEARNING HOURS 240 (72L;60O;108P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan. Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 200; DRAM 201; DRAM 202; DRAM 210.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 201  Drama I  Units: 3.00  

A survey of structure, forms and ideas of dramatic literature originating in works up to the 18th century. Plays will be read in English.

Requirements: excl 6 fr DRAM200;201;202;210  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 202  Drama II  Units: 3.00  

A survey of structure, forms and ideas of dramatic literature originating in works from 17th century to present. Plays will be read in English.

Requirements: excl 6 fr DRAM200;201;202;210  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 205  Theatricality and Mass Media  Units: 3.00  

An exploration of theatricality and theatrical communication via an examination of how some major trends in theatre since the 19th century have been represented by film and electronic media. The course will study examples of theatrical works on film and other theatrical responses to social, cultural, and political issues presented in mass media.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 114 (18G;60O;36P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 210  Theatre History  Units: 6.00  

A survey of production methods, architecture, and performance in western and eastern theatre traditions from early classical eras to the end of the 19th century.

Requirements: DRAM100 OR DRAM101 OR DRAM105 OR DRAM181  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 211  Introduction to Theatre for Young Audiences  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to the history and theory of theatre conceived for audiences of young people. Students will read a variety of plays intended for young audiences and consider the social and artistic issues associated with various dramatic and theatrical techniques.
NOTE Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (84O;36P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 219  Special Studies I  Units: 3.00  

A seminar or practicum in selected areas of the curriculum.
NOTE Not offered each year. Prerequisites vary depending on specific course content. See Department for details.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 220  Play Reading and Analysis  Units: 3.00  

A study of applied dramatic literature, including structure, genre, and staging techniques. Students will analyze several plays from various points of view, embracing both theatrical and literary concerns.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;30O;60P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan. Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 201; DRAM 202; DRAM 220.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 235  Stand-up Comedy  Units: 3.00  

Students will examine and critique various styles of stand-up comedy and will work towards creating their own performances that are well-suited to their particular talents.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24O;60P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above. Exclusion DRAM 219 (Topic Title: Stand-up Comedy - Winter 2021).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 236  Public Presentation  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to the principles and skills of preparing and delivering effective oral presentations. Using acting techniques and the principles of theatre, students will explore confidence building, vocal and physical dynamics as well as creative expression.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36G;36Pc;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 237  Elementary Acting I - The Actor's Instrument  Units: 3.00  

A practical introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of acting, involving an appreciation of the interdependence of the actor's body, voice, intellect, feeling, and cultural context.
NOTE Priority enrollment given to students in a DRAM, MAPP or STSC Plan.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc; 84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan). Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 237; DRAM 238; DRAM 239.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 238  Elementary Acting II - Theories and Styles of Acting  Units: 3.00  

A practical introduction to various theories and styles of acting, involving the exploration of various approaches to the cultural and period context of performance.
NOTE Priority enrolment given to students in a DRAM or STSC/MAPP Plan.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 2 or above and 6.0 units from DRAM 100; BISC 100; BISC 101) or registration in the MUTH Plan. Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 237; DRAM 238; DRAM 239.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 239  Special Topics in Performance I  Units: 3.00  

Practical work in selected areas of performance. Not offered every year.
NOTE Priority enrolment given to students in a DRAM Plan.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 2 or above and 6.0 units from DRAM 100; BISC 100; BISC 101) or registration in the MUTH Plan. Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 237; DRAM 238; DRAM 239.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 240  Introduction To Theatre Space  Units: 3.00  

A theoretical and practical introduction to technical production including various elements of theatre space, design and construction, groundplans, and stage management.
NOTE Preference will be given to students registered in a DRAM Plan who require this course for their plan.
NOTE Design Program Fee $25.
NOTE Students in DRAM Major and Medial Plans are strongly encouraged to take DRAM 246/1.5 in their second year concurrently with DRAM 240/3.0.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (18S;18Pc;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 241  Design and Theatre  Units: 3.00  

An examination of design elements in theatrical production, exploring the work of design practitioners and theorists, and studying the design process.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 240.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 242  Introduction To Theatre Production  Units: 3.00  

A theoretical and practical introduction to theatre production including various elements of design construction, costume, properties, lighting and sound systems and equipment.
NOTE Preference will be given to students registered in a DRAM Plan or who require this course for their plan.
NOTE Costume Construction Fee $25.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (18S;18Pc;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of a B- in (DRAM 240 or FILM 250). Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 240; DRAM 242; DRAM 245. Note Priority will be given to students registered in a DRAM Plan or who require this course for their plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 246  Technical Practicum  Units: 1.50  

A credit/non-credit practicum for 48 hours of extra-curricular work in drama-related fields, including departmental productions.
NOTE Preference will be given to students registered in a DRAM, MAPP, or STSC Plan.
LEARNING HOURS 60 (12I;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Corequisite (DRAM 240 or DRAM 242). Note Priority will be given to students registered in a DRAM or STSC/MAPP Plan.  
Course Equivalencies: DRAM246; DRAM246B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 247  Drama Practicum  Units: 1.50  

A credit/non-credit practicum for 48 hours of extra-curricular work in drama related fields, including departmental productions.
NOTE Preference will be given to students registered in a DRAM, MAPP, or STSC Plan.
LEARNING HOURS 60 (12I;48P).

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Corequisite (DRAM 240 or DRAM 242). Exclusion MUSC 247; MUTH 247. Note Priority will be given to students registered in a DRAM or STSC/MAPP Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 251  Introduction to Playwriting  Units: 3.00  

Writing of dramatic exercises and one-act plays accompanied by dramaturgical study of published and original works.
NOTE Priority in the on-campus offering of this course is given to students in a DRAM Plan.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 273  Medieval Drama Performance  Units: 3.00  

A practical performance course where students will actively explore historical performance styles and conventions. The focus of this course will be the rehearsal of one or more plays to be presented in period acting style and costume as part of England's Medieval Fair at the culmination of the course.
LEARNING HOURS 104 (36S;32Oc;36P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or registration in the MUTH Plan. Corequisite MUTH 271.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 300  Theatre History & Literature II  Units: 6.00  

A study of production and performance methods, and dramatic literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.
LEARNING HOURS 252 (24L;24S;24G;60O;120P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 301  Theories of the Theatre I  Units: 3.00  

An exploration of theoretical questions underlying drama and performance throughout their histories. Selected readings, lectures, student presentations, class discussions and contemplation of theatre issues.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 303  Indigenous Playwrights  Units: 3.00  

A survey of the work of First Nations playwrights, exploring the stories, concerns and aesthetics of these contemporary, mostly Canadian, theatrical practitioners. Course work involves reading, discussion, and writing descriptively, critically or creatively about selected pieces in artistic, social and/or political contexts.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 306  Canadian Drama  Units: 3.00  

A study of plays and performance in Canada, concentrating on works since the 1960s. Attention will be paid to experiments by companies and individual playwrights. Texts will be read in English.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 310  Modernist Staging  Units: 3.00  

Study of changing approaches to performance internationally from late 19th century to mid-20th century. Emphasis on interdisciplinarity with other arts and experimentation in methods and forms of stage production.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P)

Requirements: pre lvlDRAMmajormed  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 311  Theatre for Young Audiences  Units: 3.00  

The theory and practice of theatre conceived for audiences of young people. Students will read a variety of plays intended for young audiences and consider the social and artistic issues associated with various dramatic theatrical techniques.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (24L;12Pc;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 314  Young Peoples' Theatre Practicum  Units: 3.00  

The development and performance of theatre conceived for audiences of young people. The course will begin with an examination of examples of the genre and will culminate in a public performance.

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 311 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 319  Special Studies II  Units: 3.00  

A seminar or workshop in selected areas of the curriculum.
NOTE Not offered every year. Prerequisites vary depending on specific course content; consult Department.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above. Note Prerequisites vary depending on specific course content; consult the Department for more information.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 321  Histories and Theories of Directing  Units: 3.00  

A study of approaches to directing, with examples drawn from both historical and contemporary performance practices. A multiplicity of methodologies, histories, and theoretical approaches to directing will be explored.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 323  Practical Concerns in Directing  Units: 3.00  

Exploration of practical preproduction needs. Topics may include casting, staging, theatre configuration, textual alteration, rehearsal technique, period research, design approaches.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc;18G;66P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a minimum grade of a B in DRAM 321.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 331  Playing Shakespeare  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to playing Shakespeare. Ways of breathing life into the text thereby communicating a character's thoughts, wants and emotional state to an audience will be explored.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc;18G;66P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a minimum grade of a B- in (6.0 units from DRAM 237; DRAM 238; DRAM 239; DRAM 273). Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 331; DRAM 332; DRAM 335; DRAM 339; STSC 300.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 332  Performing with Masks  Units: 3.00  

An extension of core acting skills and an opportunity to develop an appreciation for performance through the medium of mask.
LEARNING HOURS 108 (36G;36Pc;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a (minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 237) and (3.0 units from DRAM 238; DRAM 239; DRAM 273). Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 331; DRAM 332; DRAM 335; DRAM 339; STSC 300.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 335  Acting for the Screen  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to basic on-screen performance techniques. Each student performs behind and in front of the camera although the emphasis is on performance. Acting technique in this course will be centred around the Practical Aesthetics approach to acting.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc;18G;66P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a (minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 237) and (3.0 units from DRAM 238; DRAM 239; DRAM 273). Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 331; DRAM 332; DRAM 335; DRAM 339. Equivalency STSC 300.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 339  Special Topics/Performance II  Units: 3.00  

Practical work in selected areas of performance.
NOTE Not offered every year. Prerequisites vary depending on specific course content; consult Department.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36Pc;48G;36P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a (minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 237) and (3.0 units from DRAM 238; DRAM 239; DRAM 273). Exclusion A maximum of 6.0 units from DRAM 331; DRAM 332; DRAM 335; DRAM 339; STSC 300.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 342  Elements of Design Practice  Units: 3.00  

An examination of specific topics in contemporary design practice with special attention to the areas of lighting, costume, and sound design: includes theoretical and practical design projects.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 241.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 344  Scenography  Units: 3.00  

A study of the integration of the elements of design which together contribute to a three-dimensional environment for performance.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 345  Applied Technical Production  Units: 3.00  

Advanced technical production studies involving sound, lighting, stage management, wardrobe, and carpentry. Students will participate in major departmental technical projects.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a (minimum grade of a B in DRAM 242) and DRAM 246.  
Course Equivalencies: DRAM345; DRAM345B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 350  Playwriting III  Units: 6.00  

Continuation of DRAM 251/3.0. An intermediate study of playwriting and dramaturgy, including exercises in dramatic techniques and composition of original works.
LEARNING HOURS 240 (72S;168P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and a (minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 251). Exclusion DRAM 351.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 351  Playwriting and Dramaturgy III  Units: 3.00  

Continuation of DRAM 251*. An intermediate study of playwriting and dramaturgy, including exercises in dramatic techniques and composition of original works.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan). Exclusion DRAM 350.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 371  Modern Drama at the Shaw Festival  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study in the mandate and practice of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Students attend several productions at the Shaw Festival, discussing these in seminars and with guest speakers drawn from the Shaw company where available. 
NOTE    Taught in Niagara-on-the-Lake during Summer Term. May be taken in conjunction with DRAM 373/3.0. Students are responsible for the costs of transportation, accommodation and Shaw Festival theatre tickets. Costs vary annually and details may be found on the Department website. Estimated $545.00.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;24Oc;60P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 373  Scene Study at the Shaw Festival  Units: 3.00  

Intermediate acting course in which a variety of techniques and exercises will be used to explore selected dramatic texts drawn from the mandate of the Shaw Festival - mainly plays written during the lifetime of George Bernard Shaw (1856 to 1950).
NOTE Taught in Niagara-on-the-Lake during Summer Term. There is a lab fee for this course which includes theatre tickets. Information regarding fee and accommodation is available on the Departmental website.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan) and (3.0 units from DRAM 331; DRAM 332; DRAM 339). Corequisite DRAM 371.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 375  Women and Theatre I  Units: 3.00  

A survey of selected topics concerning women's participation in international theatre. Emphasis will be on historical, practical and theoretical inquiry and application of feminist methodologies in such work.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 395  Internship  Units: 3.00  

Students can apply to undertake a practical internship in theatre production or administration.
NOTE Students will be given a grade of Pass/Fail for work done.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (96Oc;24P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and (registration in a DRAM Major or Medial Plan) and a (minimum GPA of 2.90 or higher in DRAM) and permission of the School. Exclusion FILM 395; MAPP 395; MUSC 395; MUTH 395; MUTH 396.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 400  Applied Theatre  Units: 6.00  

A practicum course amalgamating a variety of aspects of theatre and drama.
LEARNING HOURS 240 (72S;72G;96P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a DRAM Major Plan and a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 419  Special Studies III  Units: 3.00  

A seminar or workshop in selected areas of the curriculum.
NOTE Not offered every year, see Department webpage for details.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above. Note Prerequisite varies depending on specific course content; consult the Department for more information.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 422  Directing Practicum I  Units: 3.00  

Students' directing of short scenes will be the basis of practical exploration of directorial methods.

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 323 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 431  Advanced Acting - Performance I  Units: 3.00  

Research, rehearsal and presentation of a role for performance.

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum GPA of 1.70 or higher in (6.0 units from DRAM 331; DRAM 339; DRAM 373) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 439  Special Topics Performance III  Units: 3.00  

Practical work in selected areas of performance.
NOTE Not offered every year, see Department webpage for details.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above. Note Prerequisite varies depending on specific course content; consult the Department for more information.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 448  Theatre Administration  Units: 3.00  

This course examines a range of administrative and collaborative skills necessary for producing theatre works. Among the areas that will be defined and discussed are marketing, budgeting, fundraising, staffing, and production management, as applied to a variety of types of organizational contexts (commercial, non-profit, university, and community).
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P).

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (COCA, DRAM, STSC/MAPP, MUSC or MUTH Plan). Equivalency DRAM 348.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 476  Theatre as Witness  Units: 3.00  

A study of the relationship between the evolving cultural and political milieu and the theatre. Topics may include performance as an act of witness, theatre as a relational and ethical practice, theatre and human rights, theatre and its relationship to stories of violence, activist theatre, and inter- and intra-cultural theatre.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (DRAM Major or Medial Plan, COCA Specialization - Computing Drama Sub-Plan, STSC/MAPP or MUTH Plan) and a (minimum grade of a B- in DRAM 300) and a (minimum GPA of 2.60 or higher in DRAM) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 500  Senior Project  Units: 6.00  

An independent advanced project or thesis in any area of the basic curriculum in drama, supervised and evaluated by faculty.
NOTE In addition to the prerequisites indicated, the School may require a grade of A- in any DRAM course relevant to the subject of study.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (DRAM Major or Medial Plan) and a (minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher in DRAM) and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 501  Directed Special Studies  Units: 3.00  

An independent advanced project or thesis in any area of the basic curriculum in drama, supervised and evaluated by faculty.
NOTE In addition to the prerequisites indicated, the School may require a grade of A- in any DRAM course relevant to the subject of study.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (DRAM Major or Medial Plan) and a (minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher in DRAM) and permission of the Department.  
Course Equivalencies: DRAM501;DRAM501B  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 502  Directed Special Studies  Units: 3.00  

An independent advanced project in any area of the basic curriculum, supervised and evaluated by faculty.
NOTE Completed applications may be submitted for Department approval by 15 March of students¿ third year (obligatory if production elements are required); but must be submitted by 15 October of students¿ fourth year. Consult faculty advisors or supervisors for detailed information well in advance of the deadline. In addition to the prerequisites indicated below, the department may require a grade of A- in any DRAM course relevant to the subject of study.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (DRAM Major or Medial Plan) and a (minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher in DRAM) and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 541  Directed Studies Design  Units: 3.00  

An independent advanced project in the area of design, supervised and evaluated by faculty.
NOTE The normal classroom time of 36 hours is spread over two terms.

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of a B in (DRAM 342 or DRAM 345) and permission of the Department. Note Application must be submitted by March 15th for Department approval. Consult faculty advisors or supervisor for detailed information.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 545  Advanced Technical Production  Units: 3.00  

Advanced examination of various roles in technical production, especially production and stage management, over the full year. Practical stage management projects are a component of the course.
NOTE    The normal classroom time of 36 hours is spread over two terms.

Requirements: Prerequisite A minimum grade of an A- in DRAM 345 and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 594  Independent Study  Units: 3.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 595  Independent Study  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 596  Independent Study  Units: 12.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
DRAM 597  Independent Study  Units: 18.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science