Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Media and Performance Production – Specialization (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject: Administered by the Dan School of Drama and Music and the Department of Film and Media.
Plan: Consists of 84.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Thinking Locally
and Acting Globally
Introduction to Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies
Music, Meaning, and Society
and Introduction to Digital Audio Recording, Editing, and Mixing
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Film Form and Modern Culture to 1970
and Mobile Communications
Film, Media and Screen Cultures
Film, Media, and Screen Cultures: History and Aesthetics
and Film, Media, and Screen Cultures: Theory and Practice
C. Complete the following:
250Fundamentals of Media Production3.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Theatre Production I
Introduction to Theatre Production II
Ear Training for Production
Amplified Sound in Live Contexts
Sampling and Beatmaking
Creative Production: Beats, Songs, and Soundtracks
E. Complete the following:
Ѵʱ200Media and Performance I3.00
F. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Media and Performance II
3.00 units from the following:
3D Animation
Virtual and Augmented Reality App Development
Sound Production
Special Topics in Media and Performance
Visual Music
G. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Theatre and Pop Culture
Research Methods in Performing Arts
Performance in Times of Crisis
Studies in Mass Media
Studies in Alternative Media
Research Methods in Performing Arts
Performance in Times of Crisis
Music and Mass Media
Research Methods in Performing Arts Education
H. Complete the following:
Ѵʱ400Media and Performance Major Project6.00
2. Option
A. Complete 9.00 units from the following course list:9.00
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following course list:9.00
C. Complete 9.00 units from the following course list:9.00
D. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
ANIM at the 300-level or above
DRAM at the 300-level or above
ENIN at the 300-level or above
FILM at the 300-level or above
MUSC at the 300-level or above
MUTH at the 300-level or above
E. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
ANIM at the 200-level or above
DRAM at the 200-level or above
ENIN at the 200-level or above
FILM at the 200-level or above
MUSC at the 200-level or above
MUTH at the 200-level or above
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. 110 has been replaced by 111 and 112.

.250 is the prerequisite course for all upper-year FILM production courses and therefore should be taken in second year. 257 is the prerequisite for 312.

C. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Media and Performance Production Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6(Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


MAPP Performance Options
ٸ鴡237Introduction to Acting3.00
ٸ鴡238Elementary Acting3.00
ٸ鴡239Special Topics in Practice and Performance I3.00
ٸ鴡241Design and Theatre3.00
ٸ鴡294Dance for Music Theatre3.00
ٸ鴡311Theatre for Young Audiences3.00
ٸ鴡323Practical Concerns in Directing3.00
ٸ鴡330Intermediate Acting6.00
ٸ鴡331Playing Shakespeare3.00
ٸ鴡332Performing with Masks3.00
ٸ鴡335Acting for the Screen3.00
ٸ鴡339Special Topics in Practice and Performance II3.00
ٸ鴡346Introduction to Props Design3.00
ٸ鴡348Mask Making3.00
ٸ鴡373Scene Study at the Shaw Festival3.00
ٸ鴡384Dancer-Singer in Music Theatre3.00
ٸ鴡389Music Theatre Creation Lab3.00
ٸ鴡422Directing Practicum I3.00
ٸ鴡431Advanced Acting3.00
Ѵʱ401Special Topics in Media and Performance3.00
ѱ100Small Ensemble1.50
ѱ112Medium Ensemble1.50
ѱ115Large Ensemble1.50
ѱ124Applied Music I6.00
ѱ200Small Ensemble1.50
ѱ212Medium Ensemble1.50
ѱ215Large Ensemble1.50
ѱ224Applied Music II6.00
ѱ300Small Ensemble1.50
ѱ280Vocal Techniques and Methods3.00
ѱ281Woodwind Techniques and Methods3.00
ѱ282Exploring Global Music in the Classroom3.00
ѱ283Brass Techniques and Methods3.00
ѱ284Keyboard Techniques and Methods3.00
ѱ285String Techniques and Methods3.00
ѱ287Percussion Techniques and Methods3.00
ѱ312Medium Ensemble1.50
ѱ315Large Ensemble1.50
ѱ324Applied Music III6.00
ѱ400Small Ensemble1.50
ѱ412Medium Ensemble1.50
ѱ415Large Ensemble1.50
ѱ424Applied Music IV6.00


MAPP Media Production Options
201Animation Festival Programming3.00
400Special Topics in Animation3.00
¸393Intermediate Writing in Prose3.00
ٸ鴡251Introduction to Playwriting3.00
ٸ鴡351Playwriting and Dramaturgy III3.00
140Design Thinking3.00
214Mobile Communications3.00
257Film and Media Concept Development3.00
275The Frame3.00
310Archival Remediation and Restoration of Time-based Media3.00
318Curating Media Practices3.00
351Documentary Production3.00
352Production: Issues of Form and Structure3.00
356Animation Production3.00
370The Experimental Tradition3.00
3773D Animation3.00
379Virtual and Augmented Reality App Development3.00
387Cinematography and Visual Aesthetics3.00
390Open Media Production3.00
391Advanced Open Media Production3.00
392Video Production3.00
393Advanced Video Production3.00
39616mm Film Production3.00
397Sound Techniques for Film and Video Productions3.00
401Special Effects3.00
451Production: Special Topic3.00
455Cross-Platform Storytelling3.00
456The Video Essay3.00
457Film and Media Practicum l3.00
458Film and Media Practicum ll3.00
469Advanced Animation Production3.00
Ѵʱ493Visual Music3.00
ѱ151Introduction to Instrumental Composition3.00
ѱ152Introduction to Vocal Composition3.00
ѱ254Composition in the Sonic Arts Studio3.00
ѱ256Developing Sound Practices in the Sonic Arts Studio3.00
ѱ353Intermediate Composition Intensive6.00
ѱ358Jazz and Popular Music Arranging3.00
ѱ397Introduction to MIDI Orchestration3.00
ѱ453Advanced Composition Intensive6.00


MAPP History, Media, and Culture Options
200Introduction to Animation3.00
ٸ鴡200Theatre History and Literature I6.00
ٸ鴡211Introduction to Theatre for Young Audiences3.00
ٸ鴡220Play Reading and Analysis3.00
ٸ鴡235Stand-up Comedy3.00
ٸ鴡290Structures of Music Theatre3.00
ٸ鴡303Indigenous Playwrights3.00
ٸ鴡306Drama and its Performance in Canada3.00
ٸ鴡321Histories and Theories of Directing3.00
ٸ鴡371Modern Drama at the Shaw Festival3.00
ٸ鴡383Theatre and Music of Africa and the Diaspora3.00
200Introduction to Video Game Studies3.00
201Transnational Media3.00
206Academic Research and Writing Methods for Film and Media3.00
207Writing Foundations for Film and Media3.00
210The Horror Film3.00
215Science Fiction Cinema3.00
216Historical Inquiry3.00
217Film Theory and History3.00
218Media Theory and History3.00
220Animated Feature Films from Disney to Ghibli3.00
224Introduction to Korean Media and Popular Culture3.00
225The Comedy Film3.00
226Critical Inquiry3.00
311Mediating Misinformation3.00
313Film and Media Professional Writing and Presentation3.00
314Media and the Global South3.00
316Video Games and Culture3.00
317Art as Technology3.00
320Media and the Arts3.00
324Canadian Film and Media: Documentary/Experimental/Animation3.00
325Cinemas in Canada: Anglo-Canadian/Quebecois(e)/Indigenous3.00
330Gender and Media3.00
332Queer Cinemas3.00
339Media and Culture at the End of the 20th Century3.00
341Studies in Mass Media3.00
342Studies in Alternative Media3.00
343Speculative Media Studies: Fictions, Fans, and Franchises3.00
345Television: Structure and Function3.00
346Television and Seriality3.00
350Moving Images Archives: The Politics of Preservation and Circulation3.00
378Computational Cinema3.00
388Indigenous Film and Media3.00
389The Music Video3.00
401Special Effects3.00
476Social Documentary in Latin America3.00
477Black Aesthetics and Politics in Media: Studies in Race, Culture, and Art3.00
ѱ171Social History of Popular Music3.00
ѱ210Western Art Music: Crusades to Colonialism3.00
ѱ211Western Art Music: Industrialization to the Internet3.00
ѱ240Music of Video Games3.00
ѱ290Structures of Music Theatre3.00
ѱ383Theatre and Music of Africa and the Diaspora3.00
ѱ491Music and Mass Media3.00