The Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival


Brock University

St. Catharines, Ontario
What programs are offered?

Brock University offers a four-year BA in Dramatic Arts. There’s also the option to apply to Co-op (12-20 months of paid relevant work experience built into the program – 4 or more years) or Concurrent Education (Undergraduate Degree combined with Teacher Education – 6 years [4 years of undergraduate and 2 years of Teacher Education). A BA Pass degree can be completed in 3 years. 

As part of the core of the BA, you will take courses that integrate theory and practice (praxis). These involve a mix of lectures and studio work that explore ways in which creativity and analysis are linked culturally and historically. 

You may choose one of the following areas of concentration:

Explores theatre’s impact outside the traditional theatre space, including the ways drama and theatre activities enhance the learning process.

Applicants must attend the DART Invitational at Brock for an on-site workshop/admissions event (currently virtual). Visit for details.

Involves a core series of courses to actualize your potential as a stage actor.

Applicants must attend the DART Invitational at Brock for an on-site workshop/admissions event (currently virtual). Visit for details.

Prepares you for production work, crewing, design and other elements of technical theatre stagecraft.

Applicants must attend the DART Invitational at Brock for an on-site workshop/ admissions event (currently virtual). Visit for details.

"Brock helped me grow, and though I left its halls as an artist still very much a work in progress (what artist at any age, or experience level isn't?), it had prepared me for the world, and I think that is the highest compliment you can pay to an institution" - Jordin Hall, (BA 10'), Dramatic Arts, Performance concentration
What kinds of classes can I take?
Under expert guidance of some of Canada’s best working theatre professionals students create two major shows over the year in this exciting course.

Practical applications of acting, directing, design, and theatrical production in the repertory program of the Shaw Festival Theatre, only 20 minutes away from our campus. We also have a Stratford specific course as well as intensive acting courses every year of the program.

Students research techniques and practice of design for the theatre. We have many other courses in wigs, make up, props building, stage management, sound technology, carpentry, and more!

Theory and practice of play building and applied theatre techniques to assist communities in articulating issues, enhancing understanding of their complexity and planning future actions. We engage community with our work!

Drama in Education theories and practical strategies to motivate and enrich learning within a range of areas of study. Students interested in drama in education do placements in schools throughout their time in our program!

"We are very excited to be offering integrated programming in theatre studies and training, including Performance, Stagecraft and Design, Drama-in-Education, and Applied Theatre in community settings with a social justice orientation. We do our work in beautiful, new, dedicated facilities purpose built for our program that include many studios, a theatre, large workshop and wardrobe shops and storage, and all the technological bells and whistles you'd expect for a program that is now fully experienced at delivering highly refined online productions. Join our rich, rebellious, rigorous and fun community!" - Dr. David Fancy, Dramatic Arts Faculty and Chair
Want to get involved with theatre life on campus?

Check out the Brock Improv Club!

There are hundreds of ways to get involved. Have a look at Brock’s searchable list of all their student societies and groups here.