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Gain first-hand experience in a wide range of disciplines, developing core skills that can help you advance to a more specialized performing arts school. This hands-on performing arts program offers an opportunity to:
- Improve your auditioning, performing and technical production skills.
- Learn to work collaboratively with other creative individuals.
The world of entertainment
You'll get to try your hand at acting, singing and dancing. You'll also learn about the business aspects of the performing arts industry. Throughout both semesters, you'll make field trips to see musicals, live concerts, plays and other professional performances.
High standards of instruction
Performing Arts – Preparation employs high-calibre faculty with the same excellent standards of instruction, most of whom have extensive professional experience in the industry. Graduates are encouraged to apply for further study at Sheridan or other institutions to develop their specific areas of interest.
In the Performing Arts – Preparation program, you'll have the chance to:
- Attend several professional theatrical productions throughout the year from the major theatre companies in the area — including Second City, Stratford Festival, Mirvish Productions, Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre and Canadian Stage.
- Receive talkbacks from performers after shows.
- Engage in conversation with invited guest speakers who are prominent community members, including agents and directors.
- Increase your knowledge of how the performing arts industry works in Canada and how auditions are run by various theatre companies.
- Develop your own creativity!
Expand your skills
Through this program, you'll learn to display your talents, discover your strengths and clarify your educational and career goals.
While this program does not provide preferred entry into further education, it does provide the knowledge and skills that performing arts schools require for admission.
Courses for the Sheridan performing arts program are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in 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 THET 10001 Audition Preparation 1 3 THET 10002 Voice and Music 1 3 THET 10003 Movement and Dance 1: Ballet 3 THET 10004 Introduction to Acting 1 3 THET 10005 Performing Arts: Technical Production and Design 1 3 THET 10006 Creative Process and Workshop 1 3 COMM19999 Essential Communication Skills 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS THET 10007 Audition Preparation 2 3 THET 10008 Voice and Music 2 3 THET 10009 Movement and Dance 2: Dance Styles 3 THET 10010 Introduction to Acting 2 3 THET 10011 Performing Arts: Technical Production and Design 2 3 THET 10012 Creative Process and Workshop 2 3 General Education Elective 3 Total: 21
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
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.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Graduates continue in diploma or degree performing arts programs, such as musical theatre, acting, singing, dance, broadcast, comedy, etc. Some decide to pursue further education in technical production or design, writing, teaching, etc. Others pursue professional work following graduation.
The successful completion of the program will enable the graduate to:
- Plan career and education pathways, based upon potential aptitude and interest, that are specific to the genres, processes and roles within the performing arts industry.
- Exhibit fundamental performance and production skills reflective of an emerging level of personal process and methodology.
- Reflect and critique performance skills of self and peers to inform future performance.
- Curate and showcase audition material for a variety of performance and/or educational opportunities.
- Interact in a professional manner appropriate to the performing arts industry.
- Prepare and execute a live performance working collaboratively and creatively with others.
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$4,950.14
Fees for International students$18,475.14
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.
Ontario College Certificate
Full-time 1 year Program code: PPAPN
|Sep 2021||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
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