Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program from the B.A. with a minimum A-minus average.
The Drama Centre offers Direct Entry to the PhD Program very rarely and only under specific and exceptional circumstances in terms of prior educational, professional, and life experience.
If accepted, students from the B.A. level normally will be expected to complete three courses in addition to the Ph.D. requirements listed elsewhere, including DRA 1003H: Introduction to Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies (for a total of seven full credits), and satisfy the Centre’s practical requirements in the theatre as determined upon admission. Students accepted from the B.A. will be expected to maintain an A-minus average in their first four courses in order to continue in the program. Applicants considering the option of Direct Entry are advised to consult the Centre’s program information for both the Masters and the Doctorate.
Students may, with approval, elect to transfer to the MA after the first year of study. Work completed in the PhD program will be credited towards the MA.
All candidates who apply for Direct Entry will also be considered for entry into the MA Program.