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U of R theatre department delivered major blow

 

Changes approved at the executive of council meeting on June 27, 2012, involve suspension of admissions to acting and design/stage management in the Bachelor of Fine arts program and theatre studies in the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Fine Arts programs.

According to the strategic plan, theatre department programs are to be revised to “refocus[e] the program around available resources to offer higher flexibility and relevance to students.”

Revision are also to be made to the political science department to “meet student demand, streamline the program and enhance collaborative offerings with other departments.”

According to the strategic plan, the university is acting “expeditiously in determining how our array of program offerings should be altered to respond to the needs and interests of current and prospective students.”

In summary:

Suspension of admissions to the BFA (Acting);
Suspension of Admissions to Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design/Stage Management);
Suspension of Admissions to the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Theatre Studies) and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Fine Arts (Theatre Studies);
Revision to Bachelor of Arts, Major: Theatre and Performance – refocusing the program around available resources to offer higher flexibility and relevance to students;
Revision of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science to meet student demand, streamline the program and enhance collaborative offerings with other departments.

For more information, visit http://www.uregina.ca/presoff/provost/Updates.shtml

 

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4 comments

  1. There is some false information with this article. The executive Council didn't decide this. The theatre dept presented this to Executive council.

    There still is a theatre program and they are accepting new students in the theatre department. The difference is that students would recieve a BA in theatre (which encompasses everything from acting, managements, design) as opposed to the multiple specializations.

    It is still a blow but the department is trying to be more cost effective in this way.