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Performing Arts programs rooted in classical training

At George Brown College, both our Theatre Arts and Dance diploma programs are rooted in the fundamentals of classical training.

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Theatre Arts students will explore a wide range of acting styles and periods, and receive training in many other areas.

 The reason I was attracted to George Brown Theatre School was due to its conservatory-style training, solely in acting,” said Patrick Kwok-Choon, Graduate 2010, Theatre Arts.  

“So being surrounded by working professionals and by a great training program such as George Brown's was exactly where I wanted to be.” 

For dancers, our two-year diploma program provides principal training in classical ballet, with a strong focus on additional styles, including modern and jazz.

“There’s that part of you that has no choice … If you want to dance and it’s in you, you have to do it,” said George Brown alumna and George Brown Dance Education Manager Clea Iveson. “You need to give it a shot because you have to do it when you're young and you have to give it 125 per cent if you're going to make a go of it. … George Brown is a fantastic place to do it because you're surrounded by people who are exactly those kinds of people, the ones that are doing it for their life because that's what they have to be doing.” 

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Commercial Dance Studies Program (P103) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

This intensive three-semester Commercial Dance Studies program develops your technical training and professionalism for a career in commercial dance. Using primarily jazz, as well as hip hop, chorus repertoire and ballet, your dance technique is strengthened and polished to a professional level.

Dance Performance Preparation Program (P101) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

Dance Performance Preparation is a one-year foundational program that strengthens and hones your fundamental dance technique. Technical training in classical ballet is supplemented by components of modern and jazz dance to provide you with the knowledge and ability to pursue advanced training in the dance field.

Dance Performance Studies Program (P102) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

This two-year Dance Performance Studies program develops your technical training from fundamental to professional. Using primarily classical ballet, as well as modern and jazz technical training, you learn the technique required for professional dance work.

General Arts and Science - Introduction to Performing Arts Careers Program (R102) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

Introduction to Performing Arts Careers is a dynamic one-year program, specifically designed for students to obtain the basic skills required to compete for a place in professional theatre schools.

Screenwriting and Narrative Design (P400) 2015 - 2016 Certificate Full Time

The three-semester Screenwriting & Narrative Design graduate certificate program provides students with the knowledge, writing experience and hands-on skills necessary to become screenwriters for the ever-evolving media field, as well as narrative designers for game and interactive storytelling worlds.

Theatre Arts – Performance Program (P104) 2015 - 2016 Diploma Full Time

The Theatre Arts program offers you vigorously concentrated, career-oriented training in the fundamental skills, practicalities, traditions and professionalism needed to work as a professional actor in theatre, television and film.