Admission for the program is for the September semester only. Students wishing to start in January may do so by taking any course for which they have the stated prerequisites and then applying for the following September.
Applicants should apply to the Associate of Arts: Theatre. See the
Associate of Arts degree section for details on entrance requirements and application procedures.
60 credits of 100- and 200-level courses. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed at UFV.
Each course must be transferable to one of Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, or University of Victoria. Transferability of courses can be found on the B.C. Transfer Guide at bctransferguide.ca. No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements.
Graduation requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher calculated on all courses that could apply to the program.
6 credits in English or Communications:
ENGL 108–170 (ENGL 130 recommended) or one of CMNS 125 or 251
9 credits in Science:
Mathematics, Computing Science, or Statistics course
100- or 200-level course
45 credits in Arts:
Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies
Acting I: Essentials of Acting (see Note)
or THEA 123
Technical Theatre Practicum
THEA 203/ENGL 233
History of Theatre and Drama: Antiquity to 1642
THEA 204/ENGL 234
History of Theatre and Drama: 1642 to 1914
Character and Scene Study I
Voice and Body I
or THEA 250
Introduction to Storytelling in Indigenous, Theatrical, and Global Communities
Theatre Production Practicum
or THEA 290
or THEA 295
200-level course, excluding ENGL 233 and 234
100- or 200-level course
Note: The prerequisite for THEA 112 is THEA 111 with a B, or audition. Students with previous training or
experience in acting may audition for direct admission to THEA 112. Please refer to the Theatre website for
information on audition dates and guidelines. THEA 111, if taken, may be used as the 100-level Arts
Please see this section for a list of the
subject areas which apply to Associate of Arts program categories.
Theatre practicum courses
Theatre practica are assigned to each production in the department’s annual season of theatre. The required practicum courses for the Associate of Arts — Theatre option are one of THEA 199 (Technical Theatre Practicum) or THEA 299 (Theatre Production Practicum). The Theatre department also offers two credit/non-credit practica designed for students who wish to develop additional experience in theatre practice: THEA 290 (Acting Practicum) and THEA 295 (Backstage Practicum).
Since each production represents a unique project, students may repeat THEA 199 or 299 once for further elective credit towards the Associate of Arts — Theatre option. Students may also acquire as many THEA 290 or THEA 295 credits as they wish, however only a maximum of six credits from THEA 199, 299, 290, or 295 can be used for elective credits towards any UFV degree program, including the Associate of Arts. In all cases, additional credit will only be granted when the work undertaken in each practicum represents a different production role.
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV.
Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).