Should you have any questions regarding the Theatre and Performance program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please send us an email.
Barry Freeman | Associate Professor, Program Director
Elliot Leffler | Assistant Professor
Carla Melo | Assistant Professor
Trisha Lamie | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Michal Schonberg | Professor Emeritus
Paula Sperdakos | Associate Professor
In your first year, you will take the THRA10H3: Introduction to Theatre and THRA11 Introduction to Performance. THRA10H3 provides students with a general introduction to theatre as a social institution and collaborative performing art, and THRA11H3 introduces students to the actor’s craft – a study of basic physical, vocal, psychological and analytical tools of the actor/performer. If your schedule permits, you may take other courses in the program, provided you meet the prerequisites. You may also choose to audition for the annual faculty show in either THRB55H3 (Actors in Action), or THRB56H3 (Creating a Production).
No, auditions are not required for entry into either of the Major or Minor program in Theatre and Performance. Students intending to pursue a program in Theatre and Performance should take THRA10H3, and THRA11H3 in their first year, as they are prerequisites to progress through the areas of focuses. Enrollment in THRA11H3 is based on successful completion of THRA10H3.
For the Major Program, students must complete 8.0 full credits and for the Minor Program, students must complete 4.0 full credits. For details, please see the Registrar’s Calendar.
Some courses do not require you to have taken any other THR courses and can therefore be taken by anyone on campus. Also, as stated above, auditions for the annual faculty production are open to everyone. The campus also has a student-led ‘Drama Society’ and an Improv Troupe which puts on shows in the theatre throughout the year, although this activity is all extra-curricular and not for credit.
Yes. You can read more about the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre here.
Should you have any questions regarding the Theatre & Performance program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please send us an email.
High school students: To find this program on the OUAC website, search under University of Toronto Scarborough (found under the University of Toronto entry) under the category "Visual and Performing Arts, Arts Management & Media" (program code TUC); you will then be able to choose this program under the 'Subject of Major Interest' drop-down menu.
UTSC students: Declare your program on ACORN (see here for details)
Aaron Piercey (Hons. B.A, 2001) talks about his time at UTSC and how it prepared him for working as a teacher with the TDSB