DART Invitational

The DART Invitational is part of the admissions process for students interested in entering the Department of Dramatic Arts (DART) at Brock University.

All applicants should see this web page for more information about applying to Brock University: brocku.ca/admissions/apply
Your application will be reviewed, and if successful, a conditional offer of admission will be made as early as December.

AFTER receiving a conditional offer of admission from the university, applicants for the Dramatic Arts and BA/BED Intermediate-Senior (Dramatic Arts) programs must register for and successfully complete the DART Invitational before a final admission decision is made.  Under normal circumstances the Invitational would take place at the Marilyn I. Walker campus in downtown St. Catharines.


As part of Brock University’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the community in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department will be adapting the regular Invitational process for applications for admission beginning September 2021.  Please visit this page for updates.

See our page at the Virtual Fall Preview here.
Read about our approach to teaching, learning and research for 2020-21 here.
For updates about the university’s policies to safely guide us through the pandemic please see here.

For 2021 we are planning the Dramatic Arts online Invitational Interview to be scheduled for February to May, 2021.
You will spend an hour in the company of Faculty from the Department of Dramatic Arts introducing you to the program and discussing your areas of strength and interest.

In the event public health policy permits us to invite applicants to campus we will plan for the DART Invitational Event for those wishing to have an in person experience.

Details will be posted on this page as soon as they are available: brocku.ca/miwsfpa/dramatic-arts/dart-invitational

The DART Invitational Event (our process when we can meet and work together) is a program of workshops and theatre activities that introduce you to our four unique concentration areas while enabling you to excel in your areas of strength and interest. You’ll work in a group to devise a short, original piece of theatre, and engage with many of our faculty, staff, current students and alumni.

The DART Invitational Event is an exciting, full day event of workshops that will introduce you to all facets of theatre study our program offers – from drama in education and applied theatre, to production and design, to performance and theatre praxis. Whereas most drama programs ask you to prepare a classical monologue and give you a two-minute opportunity to “impress the judges,” we will be taking you through a series of workshops which will allow you to walk away with some introductory skills as well as an original piece of theatre you’ve created with peers.

When is it?
Interviews will be scheduled for February to May, 2021.

Please visit this page for updates about a possible DART Invitational Event.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for the Dramatic Arts Invitational Interview.

In the event we schedule a DART Invitational Event, there will be a registration fee of $80, which includes materials, snacks, refreshments and lunch.

How do I register?
Once you have received your conditional offer of admission you will be invited to register and reserve your place in the DART Invitational.
If you have not received a letter from the Department inviting you to register please contact dramatic@brocku.ca

For more information about the DART Invitational please see our FAQ: brocku.ca/miwsfpa/dramatic-arts/dart-invitational-faq/