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Acting Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a Performing or Acting Career

For some, the spotlight is the only place to be. Acting programs at Ontario colleges help students find their way to centre stage and develop the skills they need to have a successful career in the acting industry. Whether it’s for film, radio, television or stage, an acting program can help students find and hone their unique performing style and learn to market themselves as professionals of their craft.

If you’re ready to live your dream of becoming an actor or performer, here’s what you need to know. More

Acting Courses

Ontario college acting programs may be offered with different specialties, such as film and television acting, stage acting, voice acting and more, but they do share a few common curriculum points:

  • Studio / Conservatory Experience. Time spent on the stage or in the studio gives students the opportunity to practice their movements, stage techniques, timing and projection in a real-world environment.
  • Theory Classes. Students will learn to research roles and characters, and will also study examples of their craft in classroom sessions.
  • Business Skills. In many acting programs, students will learn about the industry and how to market themselves within it.

General Acting Program Requirements

Acting programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent), which may include a grade 12 English credit. Credits in senior performing arts classes are also considered desirable.

Acting Jobs and Salaries

Salaries for actors are difficult to predict, as they will vary by the type of acting and the individual contract. Acting work can often be sporadic, and it may be necessary to take on other work in between jobs, until a regular acting job is secured.

Possible job opportunities include stage, film or television acting, voice-over narration, radio and television commercials and voice work in animation and video games.

Ontario Colleges Offering Acting Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of acting programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Acting for Camera and Voice SENECA SENECA@YORK CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Acting for Camera and Voice


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACV
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Acting for Camera and Voice SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Acting for Camera and Voice


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACV
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Acting for Camera and Voice SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Acting for Camera and Voice


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACV
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Acting for Film and Television HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Acting for Film and Television


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 10351
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Acting for Film and Television NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Acting for Film and Television


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0198
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Acting for Media GEORGE BROWN ST JAMES CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Acting for Media


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: P107
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Is A New Program.

Show details Acting for Media GEORGE BROWN ST JAMES CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Acting for Media


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: P107
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Is A New Program.

Show details Theatre Arts - Acting for Stage and Screen CANADORE COMMERCE COURT CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Theatre Arts - Acting for Stage and Screen


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010121
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Theatre Arts - Performance FANSHAWE LONDON - DOWNTOWN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Theatre Arts - Performance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: THP2
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered At The Centre For Digital And Performance Arts In Downtown London.

Show details Theatre Arts - Performance GEORGE BROWN DISTILLERY DISTRICT CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Theatre Arts - Performance


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: P104
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Theatre Arts and Performance CENTENNIAL STORY ARTS CENTRE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Theatre Arts and Performance


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 6470
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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