Academic Programs

The School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor is recognized as one of Canada's top training schools for a dramatic art education.

Five undergraduate degree programs are offered by the school:

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Each program provides a high degree of practical coursework, as well as academic classes in theatre and the liberal arts.

Acting, production training, and theoretical knowledge meet at University Players, which produces six plays each year.  Work as an actor, stage manager, assistant director, design assistant or designer, crew supervisor, or house manager to hone your skills as you progress through your program. You’ll graduate with a wealth of knowledge and an extensive resumé, as well as a degree.

Most classes are held in our spacious, state-of-the-art Jackman Dramatic Art Centre, featuring sprung wood floors and integrated sound and video systems, along with a studio theatre and an ample student lounge. Other classes are held in newly-renovated "smart" classrooms around the campus.

Our professors believe in nurturing the artist and educator in you. They are professionals, each working in their chosen fields outside the university as actors, directors, community-based theatre practitioners, and scholars. They are award-winning teachers, as well.

Once you graduate you will join a group of illustrious alumni who work in professional and educational theatre. Many are award-winners in their own right, with Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Genie Awards, teaching, and career achievement awards among their accomplishments.

We invite you to join us to see for yourself what our school has to offer. Send us an email at to visit anytime, in person or virtually!

We will happily arrange for you to spend a day with us attending classes, touring the campus, talking to professors, and attending a University Players production as our guest (though tickets must be arranged in advance). We know that once you spend a day with us and see the quality of our faculty members and their classes, and experience an exciting evening in our theatre, you will want to be one of our students! If you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to meet with us, please let us know.

For information on how to apply to one of our programs, and to see more about our campus and community, you can jump to our Applications page.