Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019


Associate of Arts degree - Theatre option

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.

Entrance requirements

Applicants should apply to the Associate of Arts: Theatre. See the Associate of Arts degree section for details on entrance requirements and application procedures.

General requirements

  1. 60 credits of 100- and 200-level courses. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed at UFV.
  2. 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 No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements.
  3. Graduation requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher calculated on all courses that could apply to the program.

Specific requirements

Course Title Credits
6 credits in English or Communications:
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
ENGL 108–170 (ENGL 130 recommended) or one of CMNS 125 or 251 3
9 credits in Science:
Mathematics, Computing Science, or Statistics course 3-4
Lab science 100-level course 3-4
Science elective 100- or 200-level course 3-4
45 credits in Arts:
THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies 3
THEA 112 Acting I: Essentials of Acting (see Note) 3
THEA 121 Stagecraft I 3
or THEA 123 Stagecraft II
THEA 199 Technical Theatre Practicum 3
THEA 203/ENGL 233 History of Theatre and Drama: Antiquity to 1642 3
THEA 204/ENGL 234 History of Theatre and Drama: 1642 to 1914
THEA 211 Character and Scene Study I 3
THEA 215 Voice and Body I 3
or THEA 250/ENGL 253 Introduction to Storytelling in Indigenous, Theatrical, and Global Communities
THEA 299 Theatre Production Practicum 1-3
or THEA 290 Acting Practicum
or THEA 295 Backstage Practicum
English 200-level course, excluding ENGL 233 and 234 3
Social Sciences 100-level courses 6
Arts elective 100- or 200-level course 3
Arts electives 200-level courses 6
Total 60

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 elective.

Subject areas

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.

Undergraduate continuance

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).

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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