English: Drama and Theatre


 McGill offers a unique English program with courses covering three closely linked subjects: English literature, drama, and cultural studies. This program allows you to explore all three subjects broadly while specializing in one area. 

The Drama and Theatre option introduces students to dramatic literature and includes courses on the basic elements of theatrical performance. This option looks at drama and theatre in a broad social and philosophical context.  

This program will let you explore the subject broadly as a liberal arts discipline, rather than providing professional training in acting.


A background in Drama and Theatre will strengthen your critical and analytical skills, and will give you plenty of experience in writing and research. You can continue onto graduate studies or a career in many different fields like media criticism, journalism, writing, and community work. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Film critic   
  • Media journalist   
  • Cultural theorist  
  • Community worker   
  • Performance artist 
  • Actor

Possible Minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Related Majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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