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O que eu aprenderei?

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, dancing and comedy (standup and sketch). You'll also learn about the business aspects of the performing arts industry, forming an ad hoc production company with your classmates to stage a show at Theatre Erindale. Throughout both terms, you'll make field trips almost every week to see 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the performing arts industry, including live performance genres, production processes, careers and work environments.
  • Demonstrate introductory levels of performance and production skill and has identified areas of potential aptitude and interest.
  • Formulate career goals, develop educational strategies to reach those goals, and complete a portfolio and/or prepare audition material appropriate for admission to further studies.
  • Interact in a professional manner appropriate to the specific requirements of the performing arts industry.
  • Work creatively within a team to prepare and execute a live performance.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

CAD$18.475,00 (R$ 77.806) por ano
The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are subject to change.
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,


Ontario (ON),

L6H 2L1, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

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

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U);

English-language proficiency testing:

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

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