Dramatic Arts

As a Dramatic Arts (DART) student, you’ll work with the very best faculty, artists and theatre professionals from Niagara, the GTA and beyond.

At the core of the degree are courses that integrate theory and practice (praxis). These involve a mix of lectures and studio work that explore ways in which creativity and analysis are linked culturally and historically.

All DART degree offerings integrate theory and practice. You will gain a broad educational base in performance, design and technical skills through the study of critical thinking, theatre history, dramaturgy and dramatic literature.

DART mounts an annual performance season of productions imagined and realized by students, directed and designed by faculty and guest artists, and mentored by professional technical staff and alumni. You will immerse yourself in various facets of theatre and work collaboratively as an actor and member of the creative and production teams.

Co-op opportunities and established partnerships with local theatre companies and the venerable Shaw Festival and Niagara Folk Arts provide opportunities for students to take their learning out of the classroom and gain hands-on industry and community engagement experience.

Drama in Education and Applied Theatre
The Drama in Education and Applied Theatre concentration provides you with the knowledge and skills to use drama in classroom teaching, for social change and for community development.

The Performance concentration involves a core series of courses to actualize your potential as a stage actor. You will develop the foundations of stage performance, while engaging in script analysis, critical and reflective writing and speaking and creative research, allowing you to develop as a theatre artist and creator.

Production and Design
Production and Designs prepares you for production work, crewing, Design, and other elements of technical theatre stagecraft.

Applicants must attend the DART Invitational at Brock for an on-site workshop/ admissions event. Visit brocku.ca/dramatic_arts for details.

  • BA in Dramatic Arts
  • Certificate in Arts Management*
  • Certificate in Drama in Education and Applied Theatre
  • Minor in Dramatic Arts

Expected cut-off: mid 70s; Co-op high 70s

* DART Invitational is not required for applicants who apply to the Certificate in Arts Management.

Not an Ontario Secondary School applicant? Find your admissions criteria here.

Career outcomes

  • Theatre artist: actor, director, designer, playwright, technician
  • Theatre administrator, production and stage management
  • Drama therapist, Drama for community development
  • Teacher
  • Writer for cultural industries, including criticism and theory

Prerequisite requirements

Recommended subjects

  • ADA4M