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Theatre and Film

This program offers courses in acting/performance (including musical theatre and directing), design, drama in education, filmmaking, playwriting, and production and stage management.

Quick Facts

Full-time: 3 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 15,240 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Theatre creates a world apart from us, but one so captivating that it easily draws us in. It takes many people to produce this world: playwrights, actors, dancers, singers, costume and set designers, lighting specialists, directors, stage managers, and theatre technicians. UWinnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film offers courses covering all of these areas, as well as dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramatic theory.

Our Filmmaking program gives students a solid theoretical foundation and extensive hands-on training in film. Practical courses cover all aspects from writing and directing through to shooting and editing. In addition, students learn the theory and history of film giving context and balance to their studies.

Many of our courses have a strong practical component. You will have the opportunity to participate in our annual Theatre Season (three to six productions) and in our student Film Festival.

The Department of Theatre and Film at UWinnipeg is one of the largest and most popular of its kind in the country. Our professors are highly respected, award-winning professionals who are experienced teachers and remain active in their disciplines, bringing relevant and up-to-date instruction to our students and actively connecting them to the profession.

Career Possibilities

Graduates find employment in every aspect of the entertainment industry, from theatrical and film performance and production to theatre, film, and general arts administration. Some work in related areas such as media and teaching. Others go on to further study at the graduate level and to teaching in a university or professional school.

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What our students say

“The University of Winnipeg has a great Theatre Department with real connections to the community and the profession, offering terrific hands-on experience and mentorship opportunities.
It’s an excellent stepping stone into the arts community.”

Ann Hodges (BA Theatre) who works across Canada as a theatre and opera director.