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Ontario College Certificate

Performing Arts – Preparation

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

Prepare for further study – or a performing career.

Program Overview

Practical experience

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.

Exciting opportunities

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.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    THET 10001 Audition Preparation 13
    THET 10002 Voice and Music 1 3
    THET 10003 Movement and Dance 1: Ballet3
    THET 10004 Introduction to Acting 13
    THET 10005 Performing Arts: Technical Production and Design 13
    THET 10006 Creative Process and Workshop 13
    COMM19999 Essential Communication Skills3
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    THET 10007 Audition Preparation 2 3
    THET 10008 Voice and Music 2 3
    THET 10009 Movement and Dance 2: Dance Styles3
    THET 10010 Introduction to Acting 23
    THET 10011 Performing Arts: Technical Production and Design 23
    THET 10012 Creative Process and Workshop 23
     General Education Elective3
    Total:21

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

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 Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

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.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Learning Outcomes

    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.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Program Fees

    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.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2020, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $4,950.14
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $18,475.14

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    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.

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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