Theatre and Film

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What is Theatre and Film?

Theatre transports us to a world apart, one that takes many roles — on the stage and behind the scenes — to create. From playwrights, actors, and dancers to set and costume designers, the field of theatre and film draws on diverse creative and technical skillsets, all of which are covered in UWinnipeg’s program. Aspiring film directors will also receive a solid theoretical foundation, as well as hands-on training in all aspects of film, including writing, shooting, and editing.

Make an impact

Has a movie ever left you in tears? Or falling out of your seat in laughter? Theatre and film professionals are behind each of these moments, crafting the memorable scenes that resonate with audiences. And it’s more than just entertainment — storytelling has the power to create social change, whether through a revealing documentary or historical reenactment. With professional tools as accessible as ever, and platforms to share with millions just clicks away, more graduates are finding ways to apply their skills in the workplace.

Career opportunities

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Film and theatre production
  • General arts administration
  • Media production
  • Advertising

Hera Mae Nalam

Student Profile - Hera Nalam

Hera Nalam says studying at the Department of Theatre and Film feels more like spending time with family than schoolwork. Her experiences in the close-knit department have inspired her to pursue a career in acting. Read Hera’s story.

Impact stories

UWinnipeg faculty, students, and alumni are leaving their mark in the field of theatre and film. Read their stories:

Shelagh Carter takes top prize at Milan Film Festival

UWinnipeg movie makers return to TIFF

UWinnipeg film director wins significant award for The Last Ride

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