Studying Theatre and Performance Studies MA program at York University helps to capture the potential performance has to frame critically-nuanced responses to public events, and thus to model politically and ethically engaged forms of public life. Our areas of program specialization that structure our curriculum and degree requirements reflect this focus.
- Canadian Theatre and Cultural Politics
- Postcolonialism and Globalization
- Cultural Policy and Theatrical Economies
- Gender and Sexuality
- Embodiment and Cultural Memory
- Environment and Cultural Geography
- Critical Pedagogy and Community Engagement
- Intermediality and Technology
We encourage our students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of theatre and performance by taking courses, and working closely with, supervisory faculty who come from diverse backgrounds in a range of disciplines including Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, Anthropology, Business, Cinema and Media Studies, Dance Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies, Nursing, Sociology and Visual Arts. Students also have ample opportunities to engage in performance practice through coursework, workshops, and department activities.
We take seriously York’s commitment to forging a just and sustainable world through critical and artistic inquiry and encourage our students to do the same.
- Theatre and Performance in the Americas: Memory, Colonialism and Power
- Solo Performance Creation: Devising for Solo Performance in any Medium
- Post-Apartheid Drama: Theatricalizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Issues in Dance Ethnography & Cultural Studies
- Research Methods
- Performance Art: Politics and Aesthetics
- Suffrage and Sexuality on the Stage
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Liberal Arts Theatre & Dance View 40 other Masters in Liberal Arts in Canada
- Resumé or CV
- Statement of interest
- A writing sample (max. 6,250 words)
International12550 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6275 CAD per semester during 12 months.
National2870 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1435 CAD per semester during 12 months.
Part time tuition fees:
- National students - $717
- International students - $3137
Living costs for Toronto
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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