At The Dan School of Drama and Music we invite participants from across campus (and beyond) in our courses. Please join us in a 2017-18 class on campus or online, and creatively enhance your learning experience at Queen's.
For students outside the Faculty of Arts & Science, consult with your program advisor regarding the eligibility of these electives.
Below is a handpicked list of classes that will expand your appreciation for, understanding of, and competencies in, the creative and performing arts and the entertainment and culture industries. Best of all, they have few or no pre-requisites.
So much to explore!
Do you have a music background?
We offer a range of ensemble courses open to students all across campus who pass an audition.
- ● Chamber Ensembles
- ● Flute Ensemble
- ● Choral Ensembles
- ● Wind Ensemble
- ● Keyboard Ensemble
- ● Symphony Orchestra
- ● Music Theatre Ensemble
And did you know that we offer applied music instrument lessons for non-music students?
So for example, by successfully auditioning and registering in MUSC 124, a non-music Queen’s student who has taken piano lessons for many years can continue taking lessons for a full credit!
Lessons are available in: voice, piano, clarinet, trumpet, clasical guitar, oboe, bassoon, violin. Enrollment limited by availability of instructor.
Top Picks in Elective Courses:
In DRAM 205 you'll explore how some of the major trends in theatre since the 19thC have been represented in film, television & other media
MUSC 289 is an intro to the study of music cultures from Native North American, African, European, Eastern, to Middle Eastern...and more.
DRAM 236 is a great opportunity to improve your public speaking skills and develop a signature style for your presentation design/delivery
In MUSC 156 you'll learn the basics of digital audio recording and editing for podcast or music recording/mixing.
Craig Walker's MUTH 201 explores the representation of sex and violence in dramatic and musical performances.
In ENIN 301 with Sidneyeve Matrix you'll learn how to launch and promote artistic ideas, products/services, individuals, and businesses.
Learn about musical notation, ear training, music theory and analysis in MUSC 104
MUTH 111 is an introduction to the study of Western music, theatre, fine art, and literature.
MUSC 102 is offered online with zero pre-reqs and requires no previous musical training
Learn stage production, acting, directing, playwriting + more in DRAM 100 with Grahame Renyk
Read plays for young audiences and consider social/artistic issues associated with various dramatic and theatrical techniques.
MUSC 171 surveys key trends in 20thC Western popular music. You can take this course on campus or online
Study Western music, theatre, fine art, and literature in historical and global perspective in MUTH 110
In DRAM 200 you'll study production methods, architecture, performance, and dramatic literature in Western & Eastern cultural traditions.
MUSC 114 is a hands-on, blended approach to the theory and practice of teaching and engaging with children through music.