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Collaborative/Joint degree

Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts)

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This program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Application for admission to the program must be made to UTM through the Ontario Universities Application Centre.

Experience theatre life as an actor, playwright, producer, and more.

Program Overview

Academic studies and performance training

Our program combines the intensive professional training of an acting school with the academic preparation of an honours-level drama degree. No other drama and theatre program in Canada offers a comparable education.

Gain on-stage experience

Students gain professional-calibre experience at the acclaimed Theatre Erindale, working in every capacity — from front-of-house to backstage production and on-stage performance. They are encouraged to pursue additional performance opportunities on campus and in the community.

Succeed in the dramatic arts

You'll attend both institutions simultaneously. At UTM, you'll take drama courses covering the history, theory, and literature of Western drama and film. Acting classes and theatre studies take place at Sheridan and feature small, intimate class sizes; and personalized acting instruction, with emphasis on voice, text, movement, scene study and improvisation.

Additional information

This unique theatre program provides you with an exceptionally broad range of opportunities to develop and express your creativity — and a wide variety of drama and theatre career options to explore after graduation.

Additional Program Features

  • Focus on audition and rehearsal skills.
  • An introduction to theatre business practices.
  • Fundamentals of technical theatre, including sound, lighting, sets, costumes and props.

The workload is heavy, with many hours of rehearsal and theatre production added to classroom and personal study time. But you'll enjoy the camaraderie and teamwork of theatre life, and you'll graduate with a four-year honours degree (with specialist certification) from UTM and a two-year (equivalent) Sheridan diploma.

Your Theatre and Drama Studies degree will prepare you for a successful career in the dramatic arts.

Many of our students have gone on to prominent acting careers, including Zaib Shaikh (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Joanna Douglas (Being Erica) and Darryl Hinds (Second City).

For more information about the program and productions, please visit: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/theatre-erindale

Theatre and Drama Degree courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.

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Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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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.

Program Requirements

At least 24 half or one-semester courses (indicated by an "H") are required for the core program, 12 from Sheridan and 12 from UTM. These add up to at least 12 out of the 20 full-year courses (indicated by a "Y") required to complete the degree.

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    DRS 122H Acting 2 9
    DRS 221H *Acting 3 9
    DRS 222H Acting 4 9
    DRS 321H Acting 5 9
    DRS 322HActing 6 12
    DRS 325H Production 1 11
    DRS 326H Production 2 12
    DRS 421H Acting 7 9
    DRS 422H Acting 8 9
    DRS 425H Production 3 13
    DRS 426H Production 4 13
    Total: 

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University of Toronto Mississauga. Appropriate preparation includes courses in drama and other performing arts, English and history, along with experience in public performance.

Note: There is no separate application to Sheridan.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected based on U of T Mississauga's assessment of their academic achievement and Sheridan's assessment of their audition and interview. The audition for the Sheridan portion of the program counts equally with the academic entrance average. Once you have applied to the University of Toronto Mississauga and received your U of T Student Number, you must visit the U of T Mississauga website below to book the next available audition appointment and pay the audition fee (by credit card). Auditions are normally held in February, March and early April: https://registrar.utm.utoronto.ca/student/tds/.

If you are unable to use the online audition scheduler, please contact U of T Mississauga Recruitment and Liaison Officer Jennifer Duggan at 905-828-5313.

The first round of auditions will take place through online video submissions. Invited applicants will participate in a second round at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials to Sheridan with their video audition:

  • A résumé of their theatrical background and experience.
  • Names and contact information for two people who have agreed to act as references regarding their work as a performer and all-round theatre person.
  • Completed questionnaires and a brief interview. These steps help us determine an applicant's preparation, goals, and commitment to this field of study.

The Audition

The audition assesses current acting skills by having applicants perform:

  • Two contrasting prepared monologues:
    • One from a classical play
    • One from a full-length play by an established contemporary playwright
  • One verse of any song (unaccompanied).

Specific instructions regarding the development and presentation of these items may be downloaded by eligible applicants when they make their audition appointment.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Sheridan-UTM Theatre and Drama Studies program enjoy an unusually wide range of options for careers and further study.

Sample Job Titles

  • Actor
  • Artistic Director
  • Critic
  • Drama Teacher
  • Playwright
  • Producer

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

Critical Performance

By the end of this program, students will have proven their ability to:

  • Develop and perform a character in a range of monologues, scenes, and plays at a professional entry level.
  • Devise and present an original performance alone or in collaboration with other artists.

Contributing Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, students will have demonstrated their knowledge of:

  • The inner and outer resources of an actor.
  • Their personal strengths, weaknesses and goals as a performer.
  • The basis of the other crafts in the theatre.
  • Dramatic literature of the major Western periods and genres.
  • A variety of possible markets in Canada.

By the end of this program, students will have demonstrated the skills to:

  • Create and maintain effective business and promotional documents.
  • Prepare and present an appropriate audition.
  • Contribute to a production fields other than acting.
  • Conduct themselves with professionalism as a member of a company (including independent preparation, initiative, teamwork, cooperation, meeting or exceeding deadlines, punctuality, and the honouring of commitments.
  • Apply a range of vocal, physical, analytical and emotional techniques to the discovery of a text in rehearsal.
  • Build an effective characterization and sustain it in performance.

By the end of this program, students will have demonstrated the attitudes exhibiting:

  • Creativity through the implementation of appropriate, authentic choices.
  • Intellectual commitment through wrestling to grasp and apply new concepts.
  • The initiative to respond to opportunities as they arise.
  • Appreciation of their own and others' work.
  • Pride in their place within a great historical tradition.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4 years

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September

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Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4 years

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September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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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 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.

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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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4 years

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September

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September

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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September

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Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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September

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Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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