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Acting

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Training talented actors as the changemakers of the future.

Join one of Canada’s premier acting conservatory programs in a university environment. Here you’ll train with talented actors from diverse backgrounds and be ready for the industry as changemakers of the future. This is a creative place where hard work and courage help you to become your best self as an actor, artist and human. It’s an intersectional place where your unique strengths and talents are identified and invested in, and a dedicated place where faculty sustain you through all aspects of your training — from performance opportunities to personal wellbeing to industry connections. You’ll build your artistry in acting through a deepened understanding of theory, text analysis, technique, movement and voice for a wide variety of performance opportunities. You’ll also learn the business side of performance and gain a global perspective as you work with internationally acclaimed guest directors and professional companies. You’ll do it all in the heart of Toronto, home to the third-largest English language theatre district in the world and a North American hot spot for television and film production.

What We Offer

Build skills in acting, movement, and voice and study contemporary theatre and film acting techniques in a range of styles and genres.

Instruction in classical and modern text, improvisation, clowning, intamacy and scene study.

Participate in studio and public performances in a variety of classic and original works every semester.

Learn about the business side of performance in courses covering company regulations and organization, Equity rules, contracts, unions, and agents.

Work with internationally acclaimed guest directors and professional companies.

Expand on your training with courses exploring the generation of original performance material, playwriting, and directing.

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Cole Lewis

The Acting Program in Performance is a creative place where hard work and courage help you to become your best self as actor, artist, and human. An intersectional place where your unique strengths and talents are identified and invested in. A dedicated place where Faculty sustain you through all aspects of your training from performance opportunities to personal wellbeing to industry connections. Expectations are high, but we provide you with the tools and mindset that you need to meet those expectations. We are the Acting Program in Performance, training talented actors from diverse backgrounds to be ready for the Industry as changemakers of the future.

Cole Lewis, Director of Acting

For more information on additional required courses please see Toronto Metropolitan University's Course Calendar

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Music I: Introduction The Moving Image in Performance I Creative Performance Studies V Creative Performance Studies VII
Music I: Advanced Introduction Music II: Introduction to Singing Creative Performance Studies VI Independent Study Seminars
Creative Performance Studies I Music II: Intermediate Singing Conceiving the Production Advanced Performance Tech I: Acting
Creative Performance Studies II Creative Performance Studies III Performance Tech I: Acting Advanced Performance Tech II: Acting
Anatomy of Movement and Lifestyle I Creative Performance Studies IV Performance Tech II: Acting  
Elements of Production I Intermediary Tech I: Acting    
Timelines of Performance History I Intermediary Tech II: Acting    
Timelines of Performance History II Landmarks in Canadian Theatre    
Fundamentals of Tech I: Acting      
Fundamentals of Tech II: Acting