Theatre

Create, collaborate, build and design all facets of a performance.

Overview

 

The francophone program in Théâtre provides a nationally recognized university education rooted in one of the most vibrant artistic communities in the country.

It includes courses in acting, voice, and diction, Franco-Ontarian theatre, Indigenous theatre, and contemporary clown arts. It emphasizes experimentation and dramatization while enhancing students’ French-language skills and cultural appreciation.

No entrance exam or audition required. Most Théâtre courses are available to all students without prerequisites. Students at all levels can take part in an annual theatre production.

Key Features

Each spring, a group of students and faculty spend a month at Providence University in Taiwan working with Taiwanese students to present a couple of plays for the English Festival
Students have access to a 150-seat theatre that includes classroom and workshop space
Additional courses in Voice, Movement, Mime, Queer Theatre are available

Career Opportunities

Actor or comedian, theatre administrator, cultural animator, theatre artist, clown (social and other), researcher in theatre studies, cultural reporter, play reviewer, artistic director, cultural or artistic organization director, teacher, drama professor, stage director, publicist, floor manager…

Linus Cunningham Closs

What is amazing about Laurentian is the huge variety of programs, and the freedom to build those programs with student assistance. In the time that I have spent here, the theatre program has greatly expanded and new experimental classes were held, classes that provide a theatrical education well on par with the specific focused training you can receive at specialized colleges. I have also travelled overseas with other theatre students to perform in Taiwan, and others have performed in Denmark. I would recommend the theatre program to anyone who pursues a career or passion for theatre, and would hope that they receive an experience as rich and fulfilling as I have.
 

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