Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College’s Theatre Arts and Performance program is your open door to a groundbreaking professional career in theatre. You'll 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. You'll also build your audition skills, learn how to get an agent and create your own dynamic demo reel. Through independent “storefront” productions, meanwhile, you’ll gain experience as an actor-entrepreneur, pushing your creative boundaries to the front-line of theatre innovation and gaining the tools to succeed in Canada’s vibrant theatre scene.
When you graduate, 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.
- With instruction and guidance from industry-leading professionals, you'll 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, and more.
- A focus on entrepreneurship and networking will prepare you for a sustainable career in theatre arts.
- Opportunities will exist for you to collaborate with the students in photography, film and television, music, dance and art programs at the Story Arts Centre.
To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/171||College Communication 2|
|THEA-115||Entrepreneurship I: Innovation in Production|
|THEA-200||Acting Workshop II|
|THEA-201||Movement Technique II|
|THEA-202||Voice Technique II|
|THEA-210||Directed Production I - Practicum|
|THEA-220||Script Reading & Analysis II: Shakespeare and the Classics|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|THEA-300||Acting Workshop III|
|THEA-310||Collective Creation I|
|THEA-315||Entrepreneurship II: Managing Production|
|THEA-320||Script Reading & Analysis III: World Theatre|
|THEA-325||Clown and Mask|
|THEA-360||Design I - Mise en Scene|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|THEA-400||Acting Workshop IV|
|THEA-401||Collective Creation II|
|THEA-402||Acting for Media I|
|THEA-403||Production and Design Practicum|
|THEA-404||Entrepreneurship III: Business of Acting|
|THEA-405||Performance and Creation in Communities|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Successful graduates of this program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Royal Roads University||Bachelor of Arts In Professional Communications|
Please visit our Outbound Pathways webpage for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.
- Stage manager
- Set designer
- Theatre technician
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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
- English language proficiency
- 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.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. The program's individual incidental fees have not been included. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|