All prospective students are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of marks and audition. The Dramatic Arts program is limited in its enrollment.

Applying to the Dramatic Arts program

All applicants should see this webpage for more information about application to Brock University:

Domestic students must apply via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and be accepted by Brock University. Acceptance is based on grades and meeting prerequisite subject requirements.  Co-op applicants are assessed in the same manner as all other applicants and are not required to submit any supplementary forms. Your application will be reviewed and if successful a conditional offer of admission will be made as early as October. Successful applicants will be invited to the DART Invitational on March 2 or May 4, 2024. More information about the Invitational will become available in early 2024.

International applicants AND applicants who reside more than 500 km from the university:

  1. International students: You must apply to Brock University.  Domestic students, please see above.
  2. You are invited to contact the department to schedule an Invitational Interview.  Whereas most applicants wait for a conditional offer of admission you are invited to contact us as soon as possible. This may include the submission of:

• a video portfolio,
• an interview by video conference,
• a letter of reference,
• the assignments we ask students to complete at the DART Invitational.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the Invitational process. Questions should be directed to the Chair of Dramatic
Arts at
For questions related to the admissions process, including minimum academic requirements for entry, please contact our Admissions Office at

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

In addition to the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards available to all incoming and continuing students at Brock University, the Department of Dramatic Arts offers a selection of need-based bursaries as well as awards for academic and community excellence. These include:

  • Amadeus Book Prize
  • Arthur Dalfen Scholarship for the Fine and Performing Arts
  • Distinguished Graduating Student Award – Dramatic Arts
  • Dramatic Arts Scholarship in Academic and Creative Achievement
  • Elizabeth Miller Bursary
  • F. Janet Dolman Prize in Playwrighting
  • General Brock Soiree Scholarship for the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
  • J. H. and J. F. Harding Prize in Dramatic Literature and Theatre
  • Jane Forrest Prize in Dramatic and Theatre Arts
  • Janet Murray MacKenzie Memorial Scholarship
  • Jean Harding Prize
  • L. Amy Kerr Book Prize
  • Marilyn I. Walker Textile Art Award
  • Marlene Moser Memorial Scholarship (new for 2011)
  • M.E. and L.E. Miller Prize in Drama and Theatre Arts
  •  Medland and Green Inspiring Artists Bursary
  • Mike Holmes Heron Memorial Bursary
  •  Natale/Campbell Bursary
  • Norah Morgan Book Prize for Drama in Education
  • Rosemary Drage Hale Scholarship in the Fine and Performing Arts
  • Theatre Students and Alumni Book Prize for Theatre
  • Warren Hartman Bursary – Theatre/Dramatic Literature

Canadian Dramatic Arts students of black ancestry should also check out the Branscombe Family Foundation Bursaries.
You can find more information for all of these awards using the search engine below.

For more information and to apply
For a complete list of Dramatic Arts-related and other university awards use this search engine