About Program Admission Requirements

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 First-year Schedule

  • 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 Path

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  • stage manager
  • theatre journalist
  • drama teacher

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects 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.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.