School of Media, Design and Dramatic Arts

Acting for Stage and Screen

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Perform in live productions and act in student movies


Learn the tools of the trade necessary to be successful in the worlds of theatre, film and television in this fast-paced program. You will train under professionals currently working in the industry and have the opportunity to act in Digital Cinematography student movies. This three-year program culminates with a graduate contemporary theatre company where graduates have the opportunity to perform in one or more live productions.

Your Future Career

  • Theatre, film and television
  • Commercials
  • Radio
  • Voice-overs

What You Learn

  • Acting and scene study
  • Film and television performance
  • Movement 
  • Voice, speech and singing
  • Improvisation
  • Creative writing

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Mandatory interview and audition

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

THA101 Acting Fundamentals
THA104 Introduction to Movement
THA106 Theatre History: Ritual to the 19th Century
THA108 Introduction to Voice for the Actor
THA110 Introduction to Speech for the Actor
CMM125 College Communication I

Semester 2

THA201 Contemporary Scene Study for Stage and Film
THA202 Intermediate Movement for Actors
THA204 Theatre History: 19th Century to Present
THA208 Introductory Dance
THA210 Voice and Speech for the Actor
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

THA300 Modern Scene Study/Canadian Scene Study
THA304 Canadian Theatre History/First Folio of Shakespeare
THA308 Introductory Singing for the Actors
THA309 Performance Seminar #1
THA310 Improvisation for the Actor
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 4

THA500 Film Performance
THA504 Auditioning for Commercials
THA508 Musical Theatre Performance
THA510 Dance Styles for Musical Theatre
THA512 Singing for Musical Theatre
THA514 Voice Over and Narration Techniques
THA612 Self-Producing for Actors

Semester 5

THA400 Intermediate Acting: Shakespeare
THA401 Stage and film fighting technique - 7 wks
THA403 On camera auditioning techniques-7wks
THA405 Performance Workshop
THA406 Intermediate Singing for Actors
THA412 On Camera Skills and Techniques
THA410 Intermediate Voice for the Actor
THA614 Auditioning Techniques

Semester 6

THA600 Theatre Performance
THA608 Survival Skills for Actors/Business

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96
3 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - $450 $4221.96

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 -1638.72 - - $14061.69
3 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - $450 $14511.69
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139