A group of Performing Arts students in a theatrical production

Ontario College Certificate

Performing Arts – Preparation

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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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 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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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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

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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

Courses subject to change.

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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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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 may be advised individually regarding 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 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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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

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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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    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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    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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    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    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 2022–2023 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 Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $5,067.28
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $19,565.28

    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:

    International Entrance Scholarship

    All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Computer Science Specializations

    In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

    In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

    Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

    You can specialize in one of the following fields:

    • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

      Specialized Courses
      • Internet of Things
      • Storage Systems
      • Virtualization
      • Cloud Infrastructure
      • Distributed & Parallel Computing
      • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
      • Cloud Economics
      • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
      • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
      • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
      • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
      • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
      • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
    • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

      Specialized Courses
      • Business Processes
      • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
      • Big Data Management & Processing
      • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
      • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
      • Machine Learning Techniques
      • Data Mining
      • Business Communication
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
      • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
      • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
      • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
      • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
    • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

      Specialized Courses
      • Gameplay Programming 1
      • Game Engine Architecture
      • Gameplay Programming 2
      • Computer Graphics & Animation
      • Artificial Intelligence for Games
      • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
      • Multiplayer Games
      • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
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      • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
      • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
    • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

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      • Network Access Technologies
      • Network Service Applications
      • IP Engineering 2
      • Enterprise Network Operations
      • IP Engineering 3
      • Emerging Topics in Networking
      • Internet Core Technologies
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      • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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    Program Vision

    Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

    Critical Performance Statement

    Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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