Theatre & Drama (HBA)

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Theatre & Drama Studies is a unique partnership in theatre training, offered jointly between UTM and the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

As a Theatre & Drama student, you will receive expert practical training in acting, balanced with a thorough exploration of dramatic history, theory and literature in this longstanding program. Graduates are well versed in the craft and business of acting having benefitted from small class sizes in new learning spaces.

You are given the opportunity to earn a two-year (equivalent) conservatory diploma in professional actor training from Sheridan in combination with a Specialist program focused on performance history, theory, and dramatic literature from UTM. This intensive combined program provides a foundation for a career in the professional theatre and for advanced theatre studies.

"I like the combination of academic studies with practical teaching. It’s a tough process to get in, but we know that we were chosen. It’s a nurturing environment and they work you until you’re the best that you can be. It makes me more committed."
- Andre Dae Kim, Theatre & Drama

Programs & Requirements

The content below is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum, and other common curicula. Please visit the Apply section of our site for full requirements.

OUAC Program Code: TMT
Approximate Grade Range: Low to mid 80s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
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Performance & Academics

Our program combines the intensive professional training of an acting school with the academic preparation of an honours-level drama degree. No other drama and theatre program in Canada offers a comparable education.

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On-stage Experience

Students gain professional-calibre experience at the acclaimed Theatre Erindale, working in every capacity — from front-of-house to backstage production and on-stage performance.

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Erindale Studio Theatre

Erindale Studio Theatre houses some of the most recent technological advances in lighting and audio systems. The theatre assures excellent sightlines and perfect vocal clarity in any configuration.