Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Theatre Arts Program Year by Year

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The Theatre Arts program has a wide range of courses for students looking for a major, minor or concentration in Theatre Arts. Below is a year-by-year breakdown of courses you would typically take to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Theatre Arts component.

First year

  • THTR 1100 & 1200 Intro to Theatre I & II, the past and practice of
  • THTR 1110 & 1210 Intro to Acting I & II, fundamental performance
Possible elective courses
  • THTR 1000 Theatre Appreciation: From Page to Stage
  • THTR 1500 Play Production I & II, performance in season production (audition required)

Second year

  • THTR 2120 & 2220 Intro to Technical Theatre I & II, backstage practice
  • THTR 2110 & 2210 Acting & Character Portrayal I & II, intermediate performance
Possible elective courses
  • THTR 2310 Acting for the Camera
  • THTR 2500 Play Production I & II, performance in season production (audition required)

Third year

  • THTR 3600 The Role: Interpretation & Characterization I
  • THTR 3610 The Role: Interpretation & Characterization II
  • THTR 3230 Technical Theatre and Coordination I
  • THTR 3240 Technical Theatre and Coordination II
Possible elective courses
  • THTR 3260 Canadian Theatre History I
  • THTR 3270 Canadian Theatre History II
  • THTR 3500 Play Production, performance in season production (audition required)
  • THTR 3700 Effective Public Speaking
  • THTR 3800 Voice for the Stage
  • THTR 3990 Selected Topics in Theatre

Fourth year

  • THTR 4000 Directing & Staging I
  • THTR 4010 Directing and Staging II
  • THTR 4600 Styles of Acting I
  • THTR 4610 Styles of Acting II
Possible elective courses
  • THTR 4250 & 4260 BC Theatre History I & II, one of a kind
  • THTR 4300 Performance Theory, contemporary theatre studies
  • THTR 4500 Play Production I & II, performance in season production (audition required)
  • THTR 4900 Directed Studies – Special Topics in Theatre Arts