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


We’re thrilled to be presenting our first REAL THING LECTURE of the school year this WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23rd 12:30 - 1:20 pm.

THE REAL THING is a series of exciting and informative lectures featuring guest speakers from the “real world” of theatre and film.

In a normal year, attendance is required by all Honours Theatre Students as well as those attending specific senior classes.  This year only, the lectures will be presented by Zoom or other streaming platform, and attendance will not be taken. 

We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to attend these lectures which feature professionals working in the industries of Theatre and Film, providing insight and information specific to their fields.  It can also be a great networking opportunity for those entering the workforce soon. 

Our first guest is Yolanda Bonnell, a performer and playwright of Ojibwe and South Asian descent, from Fort William First Nation Indian Reserve in Thunder Bay, ON. Now based in Toronto, Yolanda graduated from Humber College’s theatre performance program and was named one of NOW Magazine’s artists to watch in Summerworks in 2016.   Yolanda Bonnell is in Winnipeg performing the Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated BUG at Sarasvati’s FemFest which is on now!  See for more information.

Zoom info has been sent by email to all THFM students.  If you haven't received it, please contact the department at

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!