Theatre Arts-Preparation Program (P108)

Program Description

Program Overview

Theatre Arts – Preparation is a dynamic one-year program, specifically designed for students to obtain the basic skills for entry into theatre and media programs.

Disclaimer: This program has expectations of professionalism, group work, intimacy between actors, whispering, consensual touching, combat training, expressions of physicality, deep exploration of self, personal psychological examination, conflict, and successful failure.  This program is meant to train a student to be a professional actor which includes all of these aspects listed here.

Full Description

Theatre Arts – Preparation is a dynamic one-year program, specifically designed for students to obtain the basic skills for entry into theatre and media programs.

This exciting program provides you with the knowledge and skills in the performance, business and production aspects of the performing arts, helping you to clarify future education and career objectives. Blending theory and practical skills, this program will help you develop the confidence, creativity and fundamental acting skills for both the theatre and film/television industries. Courses cover the basics of inhabiting your body, script analysis and creating your own personal brand.

Whether you are hoping to audition for a theatre or media program, be a YouTuber or influencer, or just want to learn to be more comfortable with yourself, this program will be of benefit to knowing yourself and how you relate to others.

Courses will be taught by artists and teachers from the performing arts professions. You will have ample opportunity to meet Canadian artists, directors, designers, writers and technicians.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Successful graduates may be prepared to audition in a formal performing arts career-training program.

Educational Pathways

Successful graduates of this program may wish to audition for the three-year Theatre Arts – Performance program or the two-year Acting for Media program.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest Alumni Stories

Before landing his role as Junior Lolo on 21 Thunder, Emmanuel Kabongo had attended 357 auditions. The rising star knew that getting his name out there would be tough, but now that his hard work is paying off, he’s taking the time to savour his success. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kabongo moved to Toronto from South Africa when he was 11. Before he discovered his passion for film and television, his first love was sports: basketball and soccer in particular. He attended George Brown College to play on the school’s basketball team and enrolled in a one-year theatre program to keep his spot. By the end of the year, Kabongo had acted in a student film, which solidified his decision to pursue acting as a career. Read more about Emmanuel's story.

Emmanuel Kabongo
Ontario College Certificate

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