School of Media and Performing Arts

Female Performing Arts student poses in dance studio.

Interested in a career in media, theatre, or dance?

A passion for storytelling, whether it’s through dance, drama, or digital production, can lead to an exciting and ever-changing career. Our School of Media & Performing Arts provides the ideal environment to take creative risks, hone your skills, and start making industry connections.

Located in Downtown Toronto

We’re located in downtown Toronto, home to hundreds of production, theatre, and dance companies. This means you can fully immerse yourself in the city’s art scene. Our skilled instructors and partnerships allow you to learn and work alongside industry professionals including actors, choreographers, dancers, directors, designers, and technicians. We mix theory and experiential learning, with a focus on industry-ready training, in addition to small class sizes where you’ll experience more intensive, focused learning.

Connected to Industry

Regardless of your area of study we like to give you opportunities to showcase your work and talent. Theatre Arts students perform their season at the Young Centre for Performing Art in the historic Distillery District. Our Dance program is run in partnership with Ballet Jörgen and students perform at professional theatres in Toronto. And our Media programs offer a year-end showing of work as well as a final viewing of individual and collaborative video projects.

WE OFFER PROGRAMS IN THREE SUBJECT AREAS:

Female and male acting student are in front of the camera in a video studio and being recorded while acting. Closeup of their faces is visible on large TV screen.

Recognizing that storytellers come in many forms, our Media programs cover a variety of mediums to help you tell your story. 

George Brown Theatre's 2006 production of Lunch With Munsch. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.

To reach the stage, in addition to a great deal of natural talent, there’s also a lot of technical training involved, and that’s where our theatre arts programs come in.

Female dancer student who is performing ballet on stage.

We are the only post-secondary dance program that has a direct partnership with one of the largest ballet companies in Canada, Ballet Jörgen.

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