Theatre and Film

One Actor onstage dressed as an angel

Faust(us) – Photo: Dylan Hewlett Director: Christopher Brauer Set Design: David Hewlett Costume Design: Sean McMullen Lighting Design: Jason Robbins

A woman in a school boy uniform playing a tiny piano

Big Love - Photo Credit: Chris Coyne Director: Shelagh Carter Set Design: Sofia Lukie Costume Design: Rebecca Enns Lighting Design: Tori Popp & Stephanie Porrior


Ste Carmen of the Main - Photo Credit: Chris Coyne Director: Andrey Tarasiuk Set Design: Joseph Abetria Costume Design: Ksenia Broda-Milian & Casey Downes Lighting Design: Katherine Johnston

Actor in raptures of love

Twelfth Night - Photo Credit: Chris Coyne Director: Christopher Brauer Set & Costume Designer: Darryl Audette Lighting Designer: Sean E. McMullen

Three women dressed as 50's housewives singing a rock song

Vinegar Tom - Photo Credit: Chris Coyne Director: Kelly Daniels Set Design: Sean E. McMullen Costume Design: Joseph Abetria Lighting Design: Sofia Lukie & James Thurmeier


  • Due to the University's goal that all Fall 2020 courses (including those that carry into the Winter term) be deliverable online, we are unable to offer THFM 3313-Advanced Picture Editing.  Please click here for information and adjustments to the Film II application process as a result.
  • Deadline for Film II applications has been extended to June 26, 2020, and only one sample of work is now required.  Please see our revised submission information and form.  All submissions this year will be online. 



Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, University of Winnipeg students may choose how their grades will affect their grade point average (GPA) calculation for the Winter 2020 and Fall/Winter 2019-20 terms.

Have a look here for FAQs, contact information and forms regarding the options the University has made available.


The University has posted a Remote Learning FAQ which provides some guidance on Zoom classes, as well as contact for tech support.  Check it out here.

Academic Advising also has some great Tips for Taking Online Courses, and is a great resource for information about Appeals, Study Skills, and for First Year students.


Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Film! 

  • Are you planning to train for a career in theatre or film? 
  • Do you want your liberal arts degree to be exciting, practical and collaborative, and to prepare you for a wide range of careers? 
  • Do you have a hunger to have theatre or filmmaking as a “teachable” as you work on your Education degree? 
  • Are you just looking to take a theatre course or two to improve your presentation skills, build confidence, and complement your other studies?


Whether you’re interested in being onstage, backstage, or behind the camera, the Department of Theatre and Film at UofW can offer you all this and more. Our faculty of working professionals has established our reputation as the go-to centre in Manitoba for training in the practical aspects of making both theatre and film.  Our graduates are resourceful, knowledgeable, and daring and are able to work comfortably in a wide range of professions.  You only need to look at the program or credits for a play or film/tv project happening in Manitoba to see a long list of our graduates - proof positive that Theatre and Film at UofW will see to it that you are prepared.

We offer a 3-Year General BA in all streams, a 4-Year Honours BA in most streams, and a Minor.  Have a look at the menu on the left to learn more about degree studies in Filmmaking, Acting, Theatre Production and Stage Management, Directing, Playwriting, Design, and Drama in Education, and our joint Dance Program with the School of Contemporary Dancers.

Wondering what you can do with a degree in Film or Theatre? Click HERE

Just want to take a course or two? Click HERE!