Drama Studies / Études d'art dramatique

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Glendon
BA, iBA Bilingual, iBA Trilingual
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Drama Studies can lead to a career in various aspects of theatre and is also excellent preparation for a career in teaching, public speaking and many other fields.

Get to know drama as a study of literature and performance with courses that integrate the study of language, literature, critical theory, performance media and genres (such as film or television). You’ll learn from award-winning experts in their fields, explore varied works of dramatic literature and performance and get hands-on experience with productions in English, French and Spanish with our student-led production company. Glendon's black box theatre boasts excellent lighting, sound and multimedia technologies.

Étudiez l’art dramatique par le biais de la littérature et de la représentation théâtrale, grâce à des cours intégrés à l’étude de la langue, à la littérature, à la théorie critique, aux médias de la représentation et aux genres (comme le cinéma, la télévision, etc.). Vous étudierez, auprès d’experts du domaine, diverses œuvres de la littérature dramatique ainsi que l’art de la représentation théâtrale, et vous acquerrez une expérience pratique en participant aux productions étudiantes en anglais, en français et en espagnol présentées dans notre salle « boîte noire » dotée d’un système d’éclairage, de sonorisation et de technologies multimédias de pointe.

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Here and Now: Understanding Live Theatre
  • Smoke and Mirrors: an Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • The Literary Text: Genres and Approaches
  • Visual Arts of the 20th Century of Canada

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • stage manager
  • theatre journalist
  • drama teacher

Internationalize your degree

The iBA Bilingual / iBA Trilingual degree program(s) reflect York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

BAGlendon

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And four additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Terminale English
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
    • Awarded by a French lycée accredited by the Ministry of Education or an accrediting agency in France
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Terminale English
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • 2-unit French
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with at least six units of Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations
    • Grades of 1, 2 or 3 required
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • 2-unit French
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • And ten additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French / français
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • And ten additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French / français
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade 12 French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
    • Successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of student
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade 12 French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
    • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • A-level French
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
    • Minimum of two Advanced-level (A-level) passes plus three GCSE or IGCSE Ordinary-level (O-level) passes
    • Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS-level) courses may be substituted for a maximum of one A-level course
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • A-level French
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of C is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of C.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Twelfth Year French
    To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of %cutoff.hk%/5.0 required.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Successful completion of the Twelfth year of senior studies
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Twelfth Year French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Standard or higher-level French
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Standard or higher-level French
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 28 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 28.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade XII French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Grade XII French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • And four additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 40S
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • And four additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 40S
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • And five additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • And five additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • And nine additional credits at the 3000 level - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 3200 or 3201
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • And ten additional credits at the 3000 level - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 3200 or 3201
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • And five additional 4U or M courses - recommendation(s) below:
    • 4U French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
    OUAC code YGD

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • And five additional 4U or M courses - recommendation(s) below:
    • 4U French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
    OUAC code YGG (Bilingual iBA)
    OUAC code YGH (Trilingual iBA)

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • BAGlendon

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • iBAGlendon

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Applicants to Honours-level program: Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • Applicants to Bachelor-level program: Overall average of 2.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U French (recommended)
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 621
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621) - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 621
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • And five additional academic (university preparation level) subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • Grade 12 French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • And five additional academic (university preparation level) subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • Grade 12 French
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30 - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 30
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
    • Passes in six subjects required (minimum of two passes required at Higher-level, remaining passes required at Standard-level or above)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
    • SAT score of 1170 (SAT submission code: 0894) or ACT score of 24 (ACT submission code: 5250). SATs/ACTs are considered in combination with academic record and are only required of students studying in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam.
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • The following course(s) are also recommended:
    • Senior-level French

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects - recommendation(s) below:
    • French 12
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.