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Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies program at the University of Toronto offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts.

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About this Degree

The centre’s own core courses focus on the program fields of Dramatic Theory, Dramaturgy, and Theatre History. Within the parameters of these fields, the centre supports research in such areas as performance analysis and reception; Canadian, American, feminist, and post-colonial theatre; Elizabethan and Restoration staging; historiography and performance; acting and modern staging theories and practices; and play development. Through affiliations with other graduate units, students may also take courses in drama and theatre from the other departments, centres, and institutes across the Faculty.

Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies graduate students at the University of Toronto build on the kind of foundation that would normally be laid in four years of undergraduate study with a concentration in dramatic literature. Theatre is an integral part of graduate work in the centre and it takes place, for the most part, in the context of workshops, student productions, and co-productions at the Robert Gill and Studio Theatres.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Historiography in Drama
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Graduate Laboratory in Drama
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


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General requirements

  • Applicants are considered under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants must also satisfy the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with standing equivalent to at least a University of Toronto B+ and with a significant concentration in theatre, drama, performance, and related disciplines.

  • Applications are open until late April and admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Applicants, in particular international applicants, are encouraged to apply early. Contact the Associate Director for further information.

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    27520 CAD/year
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    6210 CAD/year
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1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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