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Become a "triple threat"
Sheridan's new Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance gives students theoretical and practical training in three core disciplines of acting, singing and dance through a comprehensive and holistic approach that will prepare you to perform in an international landscape.
Sheridan is Canada's best-known musical theatre school, so our students get more attention—from audiences and performing arts industry recruiters. You'll be held to high standards in this rigorous musical theatre program, but you'll refine your talent while performing in professional surroundings before paying customers.
No business like show business
No other performing arts school offers Sheridan's degree of professionalism. You'll have classes in acting, singing and dancing five days a week, plus weekly one-on-one tutorials with faculty in acting and singing. In addition to studio work, you'll get instruction in scriptwriting, music theory and music theatre history.
A special focus on business and entrepreneurial skills prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in the entertainment industry or to create their own production companies.
- Personalized instruction and coaching in acting, singing and dancing, with plenty of face time with instructors.
- Professional guidance to polish your auditioning skills and work ethic.
- Opportunities to showcase your performing arts talent in high-profile settings.
This degree program offers tremendous challenges and rewards — including a career path that might lead you to stages in Toronto, Broadway, London and beyond.
All that hard work will pay off when you take the stage. The musical theatre program puts on six musicals a year in Theatre Sheridan at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, as well as a number of theatrical productions in the Studio Theatre. In addition, every student has individual performances in acting, dance and commercial singing.
By the time you earn your Music Theatre Performance degree you’ll be a genuine “triple threat”—acting, singing and dancing—with solid audition skills and a list of performing credits. And you might already have a name and a reputation among professional artistic directors and recruiters.
Upon graduation, most often over 80% immediately find representation by major agents and/or contractual employment, often in major Toronto, West End and Broadway commercial resident productions or national tours of such musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages, American Idiot, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Rent, Tommy, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera.
Sheridan Music Theatre performing arts classes are held at Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus, Oakville, Ontario.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET10330 Acting I 3 THET10036 Vocal Music 1 3 THET13431 Dance 1 3 THET13921 Music Theatre 1 3 ENGL17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET13314 Acting 2 3 THET16859 Vocal Music 2 3 THET10049 Dance 2 3 THET15892 Music Theatre 2 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET20918 Acting 3 3 THET23921 Vocal Music 3 3 THET27198 Dance 3 3 THET23314 Music Theatre 3 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET25142 Acting 4 3 THET25436 Vocal Music 4 3 THET23672 Dance 4 3 THET20587 Music Theatre 4 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET34857 Acting 5 3 THET30199 Vocal Music 5 3 THET33314 Dance 5 3 THET31888 Music Theatre Industry 1 3 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET39798 Acting 6 3 THET31975 Vocal Music 6 3 THET31473 Dance 6 3 THET34676 Music Theatre Industry 2 3 THET38065 Production 1 (Internship Part I) Program Elective (Choose 1 of 3 Streams): THET31338 Music Theatre Production Artistic Team 1 1 THET37237 Writing for Music Theatre 1 1 THET32144 Commercial Artist Development 1 1 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 16 COWT18890 Internship - Summer Placement
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET44579 Advanced Techniques 1 3 THET47900 Music Theatre Capstone Project 4 THET46367 Music Theatre Industry 3 3 THET46048 Production 2 4 Program Elective (Continuation in 1 of 3 Streams): THET46928 Music Theatre Production Artistic Team 2 1 THET47820 Writing for Music Theatre 2 1 THET43300 Commercial Artist Development 2 1 Breadth Elective 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET48616 Advanced Techniques 2 3 THET40123 Production 3 6 Program Elective (Continuation in 1 of 3 Streams): THET42561 Music Theatre Production Artistic Team 3 1 THET46091 Writing for Music Theatre 3 1 THET42875 Commercial Artist Development 3 1 Total: 10
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
- Five additional Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level
- Minimum 65% overall average
- Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with minimum 65% overall average.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and on their experience as demonstrated in a comprehensive audition. Please note we do not accept letters of reference from applicants.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting July 28, 2017 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Graduates of Sheridan's prestigious Music Theatre Performance program are highly sought-after in the industry for their cultivated skills, sophisticated professionalism, and consummate practical performance experience.
Sample Career Opportunities
- Canadian summer theatre festivals (Stratford, Shaw, Charlottetown, Drayton)
- Disney World, Tokyo Disney and other major theme parks
- International cruise-ship lines
- Regional theatres (MTC, Neptune, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper)
- Directing, Choreography, Music Directing
- Administration Roles (Artistic Director)
The successful completion of the program will enable the graduate to:
- Research the history of music theatre to provide a foundation for an acting, vocal and dance practice.
- Establish a professional portfolio to support the pursuit of a variety of leadership and performance roles within the musical theatre industry.
- Perform various styles of acting, singing and dance repertoire as required by current music theatre and related industries at an entry-level professional standard.
- Create individual and collective music theatre performances using methods informed by creative problem-solving, research and scholarly writing.
- Engage the audience through the development of theatrical elements such as theme, narrative, imagery, characterization and relationship.
- Portray compelling characters by entering into the mind, body and voice of the character, informed by thoughtful research of human behaviour.
- Exhibit musicianship including reading, writing, listening and interpretation, in and outside of performance.
- Employ critical awareness and independent thinking through the integration of reflective and self-evaluation practices.
- Establish collegial working relationships that incorporate industry protocols and professional etiquette through effective communication and collaboration.
- Generate personal and career strategies to support longevity in the music theatre industry.
- Develop a disciplined set of personal behaviours for the audition, studio rehearsal and performance.
- Develop entrepreneurial strategies that utilize appropriate research, communication and technological skills.
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$9,284.05
Fees for International students$34,325.05
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBAMT
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