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Performance: Acting (BFA)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration:

If all the world’s a stage, then graduates of Ryerson’s Performance Acting program are among some of its brightest stars. Trained in the theory, skill and business of theatre, professional actors bring to life the ideas, values and cultures of the past and present through sensational dramatic arts performances. Talented, creative and passionate, actors play a vital role in Canada’s arts scene.

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Fees Range: $7,421 - $8,173
International Fees Range: $24,795 - $25,374

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG 4U/EAE 4U preferred).
  • The minimum grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Instructions on how to arrange an entrance audition/interview will be provided in an invitation from Undergraduate Admissions. This letter will be placed in your external,Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal shortly after your application has been received by Ryerson.

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"I chose Ryerson mainly because of its Acting program. I really like the Ryerson theatre school, the way that there’s a conservatory style acting program mixed with the academic program and the fact that we get to interact with Production kids and Dance kids as well as the whole community RTS creates."

First Year, Performance: Acting