Academic Standing and Advancement Policy
To be in good standing and to register unconditionally, students must meet the requirements of the College Academic Standing and Advancement Policy, as well as the program requirements.
Professional Theatre Program Policy
Specific Education denotes courses with the 561 discipline number.
- Students who fail one or more Specific Education courses in any one term will not be allowed to take Specific Education courses in the following term. They may continue to take General Education courses. Students will be permitted to resume their Specific Education courses upon successful completion of an audition and interview.
- Students must pass all Specific Education courses in a term before advancing to the following term.
- In order to advance to Term 3, students must have passed the following General Education courses: 2 English and any 3 other General Education courses.
- In order to advance to Term 5, students must have passed 11 of the 14 required General Education courses. Students with 4 or more General Education courses outstanding can only advance if they submit a Completion Plan that is recommended by the Professional Theatre Program Coordinator and approved by the Dean of Creative & Applied Arts.
- In order to advance to Term 6, students must have passed 13 of 14 required General Education courses. Students with 2 General Education Courses outstanding can only advance if they submit a Completion Plan that is recommended by the Professional Theatre Program Coordinator and approved by the Dean of Creative & Applied Arts.
Students who do not satisfy the criteria of this Academic Standing and Advancement Policy will be expelled from the Program and the College. The expelled student has the right to appeal the expulsion to the College Academic Standing Appeals Committee.
In extenuating circumstances the Professional Theatre Program Coordinator may recommend an exception to the Academic Standing and Advancement Policy to the Program Dean.
Students in the Professional Theatre Program are expected to conduct themselves in a manner suitable to the acting profession which includes a willingness to follow instructions and work with others, adherence to the rules about safety and to the general rules of the Dawson Theatre. Students who exhibit inappropriate conduct may be expelled from the program. The procedure for expelling students from the program on the basis of professional conduct will be applied in accordance with the College’s Institutional Student Evaluation Policy (ISEP).
Some examples of inappropriate conduct are in the context of the profession:
- Reckless endangerment of oneself or others.
- Malicious misuse of College space and/or equipment.
- Display of conduct detrimental to the learning or work environment (e.g. rudeness, interference with other students’ learning, etc.).
- Refusal to follow instructions given by staff or faculty regarding any use of equipment, material, or safe working practices.
- Disregard for proper safety protocols.
- Disregard for public and private property.
- Impaired performance and/or behaviour problems due to alcohol or substance abuse.
- Display of deportment or habits (for example personal hygiene) outside the normally accepted standards in the work place.
Students expelled on the basis of inappropriate professional conduct may appeal the expulsion to the Academic Dean.