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Theatre and Film


Two cabaret performersMany students who are planning to major in other fields take a couple of our courses.  Science, social science and business students appreciate the fact that Intro: Performance or Voice and Speech Skills gives them a break from the lecture format, encourages them to develop the physical and emotional sides of their natures, and helps build confidence for public speaking and presentations of all kinds. Intro: General is great for students in any discipline who want to be prepared for a lifetime as a knowledgable theatre spectator. And Introduction to Film will change how you experience our most popular form of entertainment - and it'll give you the chance to make a film yourself!

Here's a list of a bunch of amazing courses you can take -

THFM 1001(6) Introduction to Theatre: Performance

THFM 1003(6) Introduction to Theatre: Indigenous Performance

THFM 1002(6) Introduction to Theatre: General (this is a Humanities course too!)

THFM 1010(6) Introduction to Film

THFM 2502(6) Voice and Speech Skills for Presentation and Performance (there's no pre-req!)

THFM 2505(3) Principles of Physical Training for the Actor (this class is Pass/Fail.)

THFM 2603(3) Make-Up: Theory and Practice

And if you're taking one of the Intro to Theatre classes and you're handy (or want to become handy) you can also take:

THFM 2801(6) Theatrical Production 1

For those who love music, check out:

THFM 1500(3) Music Appreciation

THFM 2011(3) Ensemble Practicum (Choral)

And for the writers, how about:

THFM 2610(3) Script and Screen

THFM 2612(3) Script and the Small Screen: TV Drama

Do you love art and design?  Try:

THFM 2201(3) Principles of Design

Theatre and Film courses help you develop skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers:

  • Performance and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Sharp analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to respond improvisationally
  • Working within tight budgets – either time or money
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills