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Collaborative/Joint degree

Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts)

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For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

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

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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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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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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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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

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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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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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September

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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

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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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Degree Completion

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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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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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September

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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.

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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:

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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September

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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
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • 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.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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September

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

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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September

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