McMaster University

Theatre and Film Studies

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Humanities
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema Studies
Description:We live in a world where performance is everywhere. From Hollywood films to Fringe theatre productions, from political rallies to smartphone videos, we relate to the world by performing and by observing the performances of others. Opportunities to analyze and consciously create performances, Theatre & Film Performance Studies prepare students to succeed in our increasingly complex social world.

Theatre and Film Studies is a liberal arts program that integrates critical analysis with experiential learning. We study performance in a range of media, cultures, and historical periods. Students learn to critically engage with the processes of conception, design, production, and reception of theatre, film, performance art, video art, and with the performativity of our everyday lives. Our experiential learning courses use current devised theatre practices to engage students with performance through studio work and public productions. All our courses encourage students to adopt inventive and critical perspectives on creative processes and foster collaborative understandings of artistic creation.
URL:Theatre and Film Studies at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $29,246

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 78
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 190, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 20, 2019