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Drama in Education

Theatre and Film


Actors lounging on a set that looks like a library

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Photo Credit: Tim Babcock Director: Christopher Brauer Set & Costume Design: Adam Parboosingh Lighting Design: Rebecca Enns

The University of Winnipeg has an excellent Education program offering both a five-year integrated B.Ed. degree and a two-year after degree in Education. In the Department of Theatre and Film we offer an area of study in Drama in Education both as a complement to the B.Ed. program, and as a stand-alone stream for students who wish to teach drama in a variety of venues.

THFM 3502(6) Drama in Education is the capstone course in a sequence of study that prepares the student to teach drama. It undertakes a survey of the major approaches to the use of dramatic and theatrical techniques in the field of education and deals both with the teaching of theatre and drama as an art and a craft (i.e. how to teach drama in the schools) and with the use of drama as a means to deepen and enrich the students’ understanding of themselves and the world (i.e. how to use drama to teach other subjects, such as history). Ongoing consideration will be placed on drama across the school curriculum. The skill development, theories and techniques will be applicable to school and non-school settings.

Our Drama in Education area is popular not only with students working towards their Bachelor of Education degree -- those who wish to teach in the public school system -- but also with those who intend to go on and teach drama in community centres, in programs associated with regional theatres throughout Canada, and in a variety of other settings.

Program of Study for the BA

Compulsory:

ONE OF:

   THFM 1001(6) Introduction to Theatre: Performance

   or THFM 1002(6) Introduction to Theatre: General

   or THFM 1003(6) Introduction to Theatre: Indigenous Performance

 

ONE OF:

   THFM 2101(6) Acting Theory and Practice (recommended)

   or THFM 2510(6) Mime and Improvisation

 

AND:

   THFM 3502(6) Drama in Education

 

Required but not in any particular order or year: 

THFM/ENGL 2703(3) Play Analysis

AND a minimum of 3 credit hours from the Dramatic Studies Group

 

Recommended:

A first-year English course is recommended

Students in a 3-Year General BA program can take a maximum of 48 credit hours in their major subject (and must take a minimum of 42 credit hours outside their major subject).

Consult the Calendar or WebAdvisor for more detailed course descriptions and regulations.  We strongly recommend that you arrange an appointment with the Department's Student Advisor early on to discuss your program (204-786-9955).