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Certificate in Performing Arts – Preparation
Certificate in Performing Arts – Preparation

Certificate in Performing Arts – Preparation

  • ID:SC010092
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,471.78
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$525.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,471.78
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$525.00

* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

Estimated Total/program:
Accept letter

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12


  • Mature student status.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 80 (20L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.7

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 58 - Overall Minimum Score  (49L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English First), 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency), 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 70%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.0 – Listening Band 4.0 – Reading Combined Band CLB 7 – Writing  

Other requirements:

Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Course Information

The Performing Arts – Preparation program at Sheridan provides a comprehensive one-year introduction to the performing arts.

Practical experience

Gain first-hand experience in a wide range of disciplines, developing core skills that can help you advance to a more specialized performing arts school. This hands-on performing arts program offers an opportunity to:

  • Improve your performing, auditioning and technical production skills.

  • Learn to work collaboratively with other creative individuals.

The world of entertainment

You'll get to try your hand at acting, singing and dancing. You'll also learn about the business aspects of the performing arts industry, forming an ad hoc production company with your classmates. Throughout both semesters, you'll make field trips to see musicals, live concerts, plays and other professional performances.

High standards of instruction

Performing Arts – Preparation employs high-calibre faculty with the same excellent standards of instruction, most of whom have extensive professional experience in the industry. Graduates are encouraged to apply for further study at Sheridan or other institutions to develop their specific areas of interest.

Exciting opportunities

In the Performing Arts – Preparation program, you'll have the chance to:

  • Attend several professional theatrical productions throughout the year from the major theatre companies in the area — including Second City, Stratford Festival, Mirvish Productions, Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre and Canadian Stage.

  • Receive talkbacks from performers after shows.

  • Engage in conversation with invited guest speakers who are prominent community members, including agents and directors.

  • Increase your knowledge of how the performing arts industry works in Canada and how auditions are run by various theatre companies.

  • Develop your own creativity!

Expand your skills

Through this program, you'll learn to display your talents, discover your strengths and clarify your educational and career goals.

While this program does not provide preferred entry into further education, it does provide the knowledge and skills that performing arts schools require for admission.

Courses for the Sheridan performing arts program are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of the program will enable the graduate to:

  • Plan career and education pathways, based upon potential aptitude and interest, that are specific to the genres, processes and roles within the performing arts industry.

  • Exhibit fundamental performance and production skills reflective of an emerging level of personal process and methodology.

  • Reflect and critique performance skills of self and peers to inform future performance.

  • Curate and showcase audition material for a variety of performance and/or educational opportunities.

  • Interact in a professional manner appropriate to the performing arts industry.

  • Prepare and execute a live performance working collaboratively and creatively with others.

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Semester 1

  • THET 10001, Audition Preparation 1, 3

  • THET 10002, Voice and Music 1, 3

  • THET 10003, Movement and Dance 1: Ballet, 3

  • THET 10004, Introduction to Acting 1, 3

  • THET 10005, Performing Arts: Technical Production and Design 1, 3

  • THET 10006, Creative Process and Workshop 1, 3

  • COMM19999, Essential Communication Skills, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 2

  • THET 10007, Audition Preparation 2, 3

  • THET 10008, Voice and Music 2, 3

  • THET 10009, Movement and Dance 2: Dance Styles, 3

  • THET 10010, Introduction to Acting 2, 3

  • THET 10011, Performing Arts: Technical Production and Design 2, 3

  • THET 10012, Creative Process and Workshop 2, 3

  • , General Education Elective, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates continue in diploma or degree performing arts programs, such as musical theatre, acting, singing, dance, broadcast, comedy, etc. Some decide to pursue further education in technical production or design, writing, teaching, etc. Others pursue professional work following graduation.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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