Faculty of Arts - Theatre

Program description

The Theatre Program in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre is focused yet multi-faceted, offering both creative and intellectual opportunities. An intensive, hands-on experience in every aspect of play creation is a hallmark of University of Manitoba Theatre. The interrelationship between the academic program and the Black Hole Theatre Company provides students with excellent balance in the creation and interpretation of theatre. We provide instruction in theoretical approaches and critical and practical methods. Both Film and Theatre courses offer options for studying performance, production, and interpretation.

Program options

Degree options

B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Theatre - 3 years
B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Advanced - 4 years
B.A. Minor, Theatre

Professional opportunities

Although it is not a professional acting program in the style of the National Theatre School, the program provides excellent preparation for professional training. It also offers a particular focus on new play development and directing. Many University of Manitoba Theatre graduates have gone on to pursue professional careers in theatre, opera, and film, with or without further study.
Many students pursue graduate studies or have taken the skills developed in English, Film, and Theatre studies, research, critical judgment, creative judgment and practice, effective writing, public speaking, leadership, analytic reading, listening and viewing and applied them in making an impact in careers as diverse as education, advertising, the media, law, business, politics, psychology, fine art and design. 

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

A unique affiliation with Prairie Theatre Exchange as an accredited teaching institute allows students to take practical courses taught by theatre professionals at PTE for credit.
Students in all streams in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre have access to the Media Lab, which provides students with a high-end platform to compose multimedia projects.

Important links

Faculty of Arts
Department of English, Film, and Theatre
Graduate Programs