Subject: Drama
Credit units: 0
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
College: Arts and Science
Department: School for the Arts


This internship offers students an opportunity to apply and develop their theatre training through an artistic placement with a professional theatre company. When placements are available, the department facilitates matching students with a host theatre where they will be mentored by theatre professionals while being integrated into the process of mounting a production. Work experience could be assigned in the disciplines of: acting, directing, design (costumes, set, props, lighting), set construction, stage combat, stage management, front-of-house management, scriptwriting or dramaturgy. The experience and progress throughout the engagement will be monitored by the assigned professional mentor and a faculty advisor. Terms are a minimum of 6 weeks. Students will be given the opportunity to apply for internship opportunities as they become available, and placements will be made on the basis of an adjudication/interview.

Prerequisite(s): DRAM 419 or DRAM 421; and permission from the program chair. Relevant experience in at least one Greystone Theatre production is required.
Note: This course may be taken more than once if the assignment or the host theatre is substantially different. Consult with the department for details. Depending on the location of the host theatre, the student may be required to relocate. The student is responsible for all relocation costs. Participation in this course is in essence a professional engagement, and withdrawal from the production will create serious consequences for the host company. If the host theatre has just cause to release the intern before completion of the placement, the student will receive a failing grade, based on their work to that point. Such students are not eligible for any tuition refund. Students will be required to sign an Intent to Participate form at the start of the course, outlining their responsibilities and what may constitute just cause for dismissal.

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