Acting for Stage and Screen

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Perform in live productions and act in student movies


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, Commerce Court – North Bay

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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

THA 101 Acting Fundamentals
THA 104 Introduction to Movement
THA 106 Theatre History: Ritual to the 19th Century
THA 108 Introduction to Voice for the Actor
THA 110 Introduction to Speech for the Actor
CMM 125 College Communication I

Semester 2

THA 201 Contemporary Scene Study for Stage and Film
THA 202 Intermediate Movement for Actors
THA 204 Theatre History: 19th Century to Present
THA 208 Introductory Dance
THA 210 Voice and Speech for the Actor
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Act Sem 2)

Semester 3

THA 300 Modern Scene Study/Canadian Scene Study
THA 304 Canadian Theatre History / First Folio of Shakespeare
THA 308 Introductory Singing for the Actors
THA 309 Performance Seminar #1
THA 310 Improvisation for the Actor
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Act Sem 3)

Semester 4

THA 500 Film Performance
THA 504 Auditioning for Commercials
THA 508 Musical Theatre Performance
THA 510 Dance Styles for Musical Theatre
THA 512 Singing for Musical Theatre
THA 514 Voice Over and Narration Techniques
THA 612 Self-Producing for Actors
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Act Sem 4)

Semester 5

THA 400 Intermediate Acting: Shakespeare
THA 401 Stage and film fighting technique - 7 wks
THA 403 On camera auditioning techniques-7wks
THA 405 Performance WorkIntermediate Singing for Actorsshop
THA 406 Intermediate Singing for Actors
THA 412 On Camera Skills and Techniques
THA 410 Intermediate Voice for the Actor
THA 614 Auditioning Techniques

Semester 6

THA 600 Theatre Performance
THA 608 Survival Skills for Actors / Business

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2021-2022 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24
3 $2720.24 $758 - $450 $3928.24

2021-2022 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52
3 $13179.52 $1338 - $450 $14967.52

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need:

  • Laptop
  • Semester 1-2:
    • Textbooks and movement class clothing - up to $400
  • Semester 3-4:
    • Textbooks and possible field trip(s) - up to $400
  • Semester 5-6:  
    • Professional head shots for Theatre Ontario Audition Showcase - apx. $200

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

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.

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