Welcome to the School of Dramatic Art, home to some of the nation's leading theatre programs, taught by award winning faculty, and housed in a state-of-the-art training facility, renowned for its high-quality training of actors, theatre artists, and educators for over 50 years.
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About the School
Dramatic Art offers you a welcoming community and a thriving and energized student experience that will challenge and prepare you for a lifelong career as theatre artists, teachers and arts leaders.
Excellence in instruction, together with varied and experimental approaches to teaching create a spirited student-centered environment where potential is nurtured and developed. Experiential learning is at the core of all of our programs providing hands-on learning experience and foundational skill sets that prepare you for a multitude of career choices in the theatre industry and related professions. You'll dive right into the production of theatre in your first year by contributing to our six show season produced by University Players, the school’s theatre company. Relatively small classes and easy access to professors make possible the kind of personalized attention and individualized approach to studies that provide an unforgettable university experience.
The mission of the School of Dramatic Art is to provide an expanding and vital cultural resource to the University and to the community. The School fosters collaboration among students, faculty and staff in the pursuit of artistic development, education and creative/scholarly activity of the highest quality. Excellence in instruction, together with varied and experimental approaches to the teaching of theatre artists and educators create a spirited student-centred environment where potential is nurtured.
We see a quality driven cultural/educational school dedicated to providing excellence in training and education in drama and theatre and that addresses the cultural, individual, and social needs and realities of diverse communities. We see a school that delivers programs that offer degrees that prepare the individual for performance, educational drama and theatre production while identifying, exploring, and supporting options of pursuits of its faculty, staff, and students and the needs of the greater community. We see a school that fosters collaboration and mentorship among students, faculty, staff and artists in the pursuit of artistic development, education and creative/scholarly activity of the highest quality.
We see this pursuit of excellence related to the support of faculty, staff, and artists who have acquired basic skill and knowledge, who devote a significant proportion of their energies to practicing their art and scholarly work and who are acknowledged as peers by others working in their field.
We see a school entrusted by the University, to provide excellence in training and education without bias or discrimination.
We see ourselves as active citizens in performance, educational drama, and theatre production by belonging to, participating in, associating with, and developing a scholarly/creative community.
We see ourselves as encouraging and supporting the pursuit and development of new, emerging, and innovative challenges in the artistic and scholastic community of a changing world while also recognizing and supporting our own artistic and scholastic history and traditions. We see ourselves continuing to offer opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, performance, productions and able to meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, students and community.
We see a mutually supportive community environment that recognizes and encourages building upon our strengths and history of excellence in teaching, creative activity and service to the community.
We see a commitment to a global perspective and sensibility.
Please consider donating to SODA.
Your support can be Dramatic!
When you support the School of Dramatic Art, your gift makes an impact. Making a contribution to the School of Dramatic Art helps to provide students with the tools for a great education, one that helps them develop their unique talents and establish their place in the world. You may choose to support the following needs or specify another designation of your choice:
Dramatic Art Endowment Fund
You can also choose to have a direct influence on University Players productions by choosing to become a member of University Players.
Your gift will help bright young talents grow and thrive. Please remember, all gifts are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt.
To support Dramatic Art, use the secure online form at www.uwindsor.ca/donations
Please remember to designate your donation to the School of Dramatic Art in the appropriate place on the form.