3 years/ 6 semesters
Advanced Diploma in THEATRE ARTS AND PERFORMANCE
Centennial College’s Theatre Arts and Performance program is your open door to a groundbreaking professional career in theatre. You will develop your technical skills, nurture your artistic voice, and make crucial industry connections.
Classes in acting, movement and voice will expand your artistic range across different styles of classic and contemporary performance, including live and on-camera. Build your audition skills, learn how to get an agent, and create your own dynamic demo reel.
You’ll also gain experience as an actor-entrepreneur through independent “storefront” productions, pushing your creative boundaries to the front-line of theatre innovation, with the tools to succeed in Canada’s vibrant theatre scene.
Upon graduating, you’ll be ready to run your own theatre company or develop your career as a professional actor, director, stage manager, producer or instructor, in Canada and on the world stage.
Train in various styles of acting, for classical and contemporary scripts, written and improvised work, traditional and movement-based staging practices, live and on-screen, etc., under the instruction of industry-leading professionals
Focus on entrepreneurship and networking prepares graduates for sustainable careers in theatre arts
Opportunities to collaborate with the other students in photography, film and television, music, dance and art programs at the Story Arts Centre
College Communication 1
Acting Workshop I
Creative Project I: Storytelling
Script Reading & Analysis I: Canadian Playwrights
Technique I: Introduction to Movement
Creativity in Context: Creating Theatre in the Community
Creative Roles in the Theatre
General Education Elective
Media II – Camera Operation and Directing for Film; Film and Video Editing
Acting Workshop V
Creative Project V: Community
Entrepreneurship IV: Financial Managing Skills
Script Reading & Analysis IV: Playwriting
Technique V: Special Topics
Design II – Lighting Design and Technology; Theatre Effects; – Sound Design and Technology
Acting Workshop VI
Creative Project VI: Storefront
Auditioning and Professional Practice
Shadowing Placement II
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12C or U or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
All candidates must attend a mandatory program admission session, where you will be required to audition. For the audition:
Prepare two contrasting monologues – one classic and one contemporary (or self-written). Monologues should be no more than one and a half minutes in length
You may be asked to respond to additional coaching or direction
Please bring a resume and be prepared to discuss your previous experience as well as your current interests in theatre practice.
We highly recommend that candidates attend a program admission session in-person, but under extenuating circumstances, a video and resume can be submitted for review and evaluation. Please contact for the program coordinator for details.
After applying at Ontariocolleges.ca, you will receive a letter with additional instructions on how to prepare for and book your program admission session.
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