Program list & descriptions

Theatre ( Masters )

The philosophy of the Theatre department is that the theatre should be studied in all its aspects and that it is best approached through a curriculum that leads to performance. Through all courses and productions, students are encouraged to focus on fundamental creative, interpretive, performative and technical skills as they study the historical, contemporary and educational theories and practices of the theatre arts. Since theatre is a public art, the majority of our work is presented to the public. Our production format includes a mainstage season of shows, plus a spring festival of new and innovative work co-produced with the Department of Writing.


Prerequisite Minimum standing

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September February 1 February 1


  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of intent
  • For details, please consult the Theatre website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Chair Allana Lindgren 250-721-7991 FIA 127
Acting General Office and Secretary Liz Wellmann 250-721-7991 PNX 154
Graduate Advisor Jennifer Wise 250-721-8008 PNX 109
Undergraduate Advisor Anne Heinl 250-472-5165 FIA 119
FAX 250-721-6596
Acting Theatre Manager and Production Manager Bert Timmermans 250-721-8592 PNX 110
Marketing & Communications Manager Adrienne Holierhoek 250-721-7992 PNX 155
Audience Services Manager Sandra Guerreiro 250-721-8003 PNX 156

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

Looking for work?

Apply for all types of job opportunities at

Apply for admission

Program information

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information