Theatre (BA)

Theatre is not just about acting. It is a collaboration that relies on the talents of designers, lighting and sound technicians, carpenters, painters, media and box office administrators. The more things you can do with knowledge and flair, the more useful you will be to the theatre, to yourself and to your community.

Acadia’s Theatre program gives you a strong grounding in theatre, as well as professional preparation from faculty members. There are two main streams of study within the program – performance and production. The performance stream offers you a solid foundation in acting, movement, voice, theatre history, and dramatic literature, and includes the opportunity to perform or to work backstage in the productions of the Acadia Theatre Company. The production stream is a multi-disciplinary program that allows you to focus your studies on the backstage elements of theatre instead of on performance.

The Acadia Theatre Company produces two shows a year from the modern, classic and international repertoire. In addition, the company stages a Minifest of original one act plays each year. These are directed, performed, stage-managed, designed, lighted, and costumed by Acadia theatre students under the supervision of theatre faculty.

Be Inspired

Acadia’s small class sizes and hands-on work, both on stage and back stage, mean our students get to know each other quickly and learn the team skills required for successful theatre. Acadia’s emphasis on strong academics and production experience, combined with individual attention and excellent introductory theatre training, produces a graduate who is flexible, well rounded and able to think independently.

Future Careers

  • Any career featuring communication and collaboration
  • Art therapy
  • Arts administration
  • Directing/dramaturgy
  • Education
  • Law
  • Media/entertainment
  • Performance/acting
  • Politics/civil service
  • Production
  • Public relations/marketing/advertising

First Year at a Glance

Semester One

THEA 1001
Production Credit
THEA 1483
Introduction to Theatre
THEA 2823/33
Introduction to Production
ENGL 1406
Writing & Reading Critically
Language other than English of your choice
Introductory Humanities course of your choice

Semester Two

THEA 1001
Production Credit
Introductory Social Science course of your choice
THEA 2823/33
Introduction to Production
ENGL 1406
Writing & Reading Critically
Language other than English of your choice
Introductory Humanities course of your choice


Get Involved:
Acadia Theatre Company
Acadia Minifest
Estuary: Acadia's Creative Arts Magazine


English and Theatre
Beveridge Arts Centre, Room 415
10 Highland Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6