Drama



General Office: Carleton Hall, Room 247
Mailing Address: Department of English
The University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton NB
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4676
Fax: (506) 453-5069
Email: lfalken@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/english/dramaunb/index.html

Faculty

Director: Dr. Len Falkenstein

  • Ball, John C., BA, MA, PhD (Tor), Prof - 1995
  • Falkenstein, Len, BA, MA (Sask), PhD (Alta), Prof - 1999
  • Finlay, Tatrina, BA (Mt Allison), MA (UNB), Senior Instructor - 2008
  • Martin, Randall, BA (Tor), MA (Birmingham), DPhil (Oxon), Prof - 1994

General Information

The UNB Drama program offers pre-professional training in all aspects of theatre, including acting, directing, stage management, and costume, set, lighting, and sound design. Students in the program stage 5-7 major productions annually under the auspices of Theatre UNB, the production wing of the program. The Drama program is administratively housed within the Department of English.

Programs of Study

Major

Students can complete a Major in English with a concentration in Drama. For information on this program, see the English Department section in this Calendar.

Double Major

For the Drama component of a Double Major, students take a total of 30 ch chosen from required, recommended, and elective courses as listed below. Students can complete the Drama component of the Double Major over either 3 or 4 years, having entered the program in the first or second year of their studies. Required courses for the Double Major are DRAM 1173, DRAM 2173, DRAM 2174, DRAM 2175, DRAM 3170, and either DRAM 4170 or both DRAM 4173 and DRAM 4174. For the remaining 6 ch in the program, students can choose from a range of elective courses, with DRAM 3175 and ENGL 3877 recommended.

The recommended program of study is as follows:

Over years one and two, it is recommended that students take a total of either 9ch or 12ch of DRAM, drawn from DRAM 1173, DRAM 2173, DRAM 2174, DRAM 2175, as below. Courses may be taken in any order, except that students must have completed or  be concurrently registered in DRAM 1173 or DRAM 2173 in order to take DRAM 2175.

Year One: DRAM 1173 and either DRAM 2173 or DRAM 2174
Year Two: DRAM 2173 (if not taken in 1st year) and DRAM 2174 (if not taken in 1st year) and DRAM 2175
Year Three: DRAM 3170
Year Four: DRAM 4170

The 6ch of electives can be taken in any year. Students entering the program in the second year of their studies can take DRAM 1173 simultaneously with any 2000-level DRAM course. Students wishing to spread the work of DRAM 4170 across two different academic years can choose to take DRAM 4173 and DRAM 4174 in lieu of DRAM 4170.

Students interested in the program are advised to consult the Director of Drama for further information.

Required and Elective Courses

Required Courses
DRAM 1173 Introduction to Acting and Performance 3 ch
DRAM 2173 Acting: Body and Text 3 ch
DRAM 2174 Technical Production and Design for the Theatre 3 ch
DRAM 2175 Mainstage Production I 3 ch
DRAM 3170 Advanced Drama Production 6 ch
DRAM 4170 Thesis Production and Independent Project 6 ch
[or DRAM 4173 Thesis Production (3 ch) + DRAM 4174 Independent Drama Project (3 ch)]

Elective Courses

Recommended Electives
DRAM 3175 Mainstage Production II 3 ch
ENGL 3877 Modern Drama 3 ch 

Other Electives
ENGL 2195 Creative Writing: Poetry and Drama 3 ch
ENGL 2263 Shakespeare and Film 3 ch
ENGL 3163 Creative Writing: Drama 3 ch
ENGL 3260 Shakespeare 6 ch
ENGL 3263 Shakespeare's Predecessors and Contemporaries 3 ch
CCS 3123 Berlin to Broadway: Musical Theatre across the Oceans 3 ch
CLAS 3403 The Comic Theatre of Greece and Rome 3 ch
CLAS 3413 The Tragic Theatre of Greece and Rome 3 ch
FILM 3981/MAAC 3981 Screen Acting 3 ch
FILM 3998/MAAC 3998 Film Production 3 ch
FILM 3999/MAAC 3999 Editing and Post Production 3 ch
FR 3684 Théâtre français/French Theatre 3 ch
FR 3884 Théâtre du Canada français/The Theatre of French Canada  3 ch
MAAC 3101 Media Design I 3 ch

Equivalent courses offered by St. Thomas University can also be used for the Double Major, with the permission of the Director of Drama. Other courses, including some offerings in Film, Creative Writing, and Music, can also be taken as electives, with the permission of the Director of Drama.

Minor

The Drama Minor consists of 24 ch chosen from required, recommended, and elective courses as listed below. Students can complete the Minor over either 3 or 4 years, having entered the program in the first or second year of their studies. Required courses for the Minor are DRAM 2173, DRAM 2174, DRAM 2175DRAM 3170 , and either DRAM 4170 or both DRAM 4173 and DRAM 4174. For the remaining 3ch in the program, students can choose from a range of elective courses, with DRAM 1173 and ENGL 3877 being strongly recommended.

The recommended program of study is as follows:

In years one and two, it is recommended that students take a total of either 9ch or 12ch of DRAM courses, drawn from DRAM 1173, DRAM 2173, DRAM 2174, DRAM 2175, as below. Courses may be taken in any order, with the exception that students must have completed or be concurrently registered in DRAM 1173 or DRAM 2173 in order to take DRAM 2175.

Year One: either DRAM 1173 or DRAM 2173 plus either DRAM 2174 or DRAM 2175
Year Two: DRAM 2173 and/or DRAM 2174 and/or DRAM 2175.
Year Three: DRAM 3170
Year Four: DRAM 4170

The remaining 3ch of electives can be taken in any year. Students entering the program in the second year of their studies can take DRAM 1173  simultaneously with any 2000-level DRAM course. Students wishing to spread the work of DRAM 4170 across two different academic years can choose to take DRAM 4173 and DRAM 4174 , two 3ch courses which are the equivalent of DRAM 4170 .

Students interested in the program are advised to consult the Director of Drama for further information.

Required and Elective Courses

Required Courses

DRAM 2173 Acting: Body and Text 3 ch
DRAM 2174 Technical Production and Design for Theatre 3 ch
DRAM 2175 Mainstage Production I 3 ch
DRAM 3170 Advanced Drama Production 6 ch 
DRAM 4170 Thesis Production and Independent Project 6 ch [or DRAM 4173 Thesis Production (3 ch) + DRAM 4174 Independent Drama Project (3 ch)]

Elective Courses
Recommended Electives

DRAM 1173 Introduction to Acting and Performance 3 ch
ENGL 3877 Modern Drama 3 ch

Other Electives

ENGL 2195 Creative Writing: Poetry and Drama 3 ch 
ENGL 2263 Shakespeare and Film 3 ch
ENGL 3163 Creative Writing: Drama 3 ch 
ENGL 3260 Shakespeare 6 ch
ENGL 3263 Shakespeare's Predecessors and Contemporaries 3 ch
CCS 3123 Berlin to Broadway: Musical Theatre across the Oceans 3 ch
CLAS 3403 The Comic Theatre of Greece and Rome 3 ch 
CLAS 3413 The Tragic Theatre of Greece and Rome 3 ch
FILM 3981/MAAC 3981 Screen Acting  3 ch
FILM 3998/MAAC 3998 Film Production 3 ch
FILM 3999/MAAC 3999 Editing and Post Production 3 ch
FR3684 Théâtre français/French Theatre  3 ch
FR3884 Théâtre du Canada français/The Theatre of French Canada  3 ch
MAAC 3101 Media Design I 3 ch

Equivalent courses offered by St. Thomas University can also be used for the Minor, with permission of the Director of Drama. Other courses, including some offerings in Film, Creative Writing, and Music, can also be taken as electives, with the permission of the Director of Drama.