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Performance: Production - BFA

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Unique in Canada for its comprehensive approach, the Performance: Production program explores all core topics related to live entertainment design and production, from concept to public presentation. This includes digital production, design applications, production management, publicity and marketing. 

Explore all facets of production design including costume, scenery, lighting, digital media, and sound while gaining hands-on experience participating in live shows and industry collaborations. You’ll build the technical, creative and leadership skills necessary to produce large-scale productions including plays, musicals, dance shows, AR/VR immersive experiences, large-scale events, community-engaged artistic projects and more. 

Through enhanced promotion of collaboration and innovation, you will work alongside emerging artists, designers, animators, filmmakers, and performers to bring theatrical performances and live shows to life, applying your skills in experience design and production. You’ll study in dedicated facilities including the proscenium stage, black box theatre, rehearsal halls, dance studios, light and sound lab, scene shop, and costume workshops.

Program info

The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Grade range: 
Mid 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Studio and public productions

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG 4U/EAE 4U preferred).
  • The minimum grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,305 - $7,798
Out-of-province students: $8,481 - $8,995
International students: $35,102 - $35,521

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


  • THF 101 Elements of Production I
  • THF 200 Timelines of Performance History I
  • THP 101* Production Technique I
  • THT 100 Design Communication I

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

* THP 101 has a GPA Weight of 2.00.

2nd Semester


  • THF 102 Elements of Production II
  • THF 201 Timelines of Performance History II
  • THM 200 Production Communication I
  • THP 102* Production Technique II
  • THT 200 Design Communication II

* THP 102 has a GPA Weight of 2.00. 

Your future

  • Live concert events
  • Corporate events
  • Theatrical and dance performances
  • Festival management
  • Costume design
  • Stage management
  • Lighting design
  • Scenery
  • Projection
  • Digital media
  • Sound design 
  • Event production
  • Director
  • Graduate studies in the arts

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Performance: Production students curate exhibit at Assembly Gallery

Performance: Production students from the Set Design and Design Communication classes used the Assembly Gallery at The Creative School to exhibit their design work from the term. The exhibition featured a variety of different design materials including photographs, original hand drafting, digital drafting, sketches and set models. In this collection, the designs stand on their own as works of art.  

Read more: Performance: Production students showcase design materials at public gallery

Photo by Pavlo Bosyy

An installation at the Production Design Exhibit

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.