Full Time: Four Years
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Unique in Canada for its conservatory-style training, the Production+Design program studies the entertainment industry from both design and technical perspectives.
A four year BFA program in the School of Performance, Performance Production+Design prides itself on the breadth and depth of offerings in Production Management, Creative technologies and Design Applications for live performance and entertainment. The programme provides students with leadership skills to develop, produce and manage theatre, dance, music and a wide range of live production as well as training in costume and scenery, lighting, projection, audio and more. Housed in the centre of the entertainment district in Toronto, the programme prepares graduates to work in design and production of large corporate events, live concert events and innumerable theatrical and dance settings. Post-Graduate programmes in Design, Business and Arts Administration can offer expanded opportunities.
What We Offer
Build A Strong Foundation of Understanding
The first two years will expose students to all behind-the-scenes departments including lighting, sound, costume, and scenery
Put theory into practice as you bring to life the School of Performance's annual season of shows and events in a variety of venues
Develop A Toolkit of Skills
Training in production and stage management, technical direction, workplace health and safety, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, artist/audience relations, and promotion
Expand on your training with a rich exposure to performing arts history in Canada and beyond with courses that integrate current live performances across the city of Toronto.
Hone Your Craft
Upper year courses allow students to specialize in their preferred areas as well as choose to complete a semester of outreach, working professionally in the industry, or conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a professional mentor
Work with internationally acclaimed guest artists, directors, designers, and professional companies
For more information on additional required courses please see Ryerson's Course Calendar
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Elements of Production I||Landmarks in Canadian Theatre||Conceiving the Production||Production Technique VII|
|Elements of Production II||Landmarks of Choreographic Development||Musicology||Production Technique VIII|
|Timelines of Performance History I||Production Communication II||Production Technique V||Independent Study|
|Timelines of Performance History II||Research Methods||Production Technique VI|
|Production Technique I||Production Technique III|
|Production Technique II||Production Technique IV|
|Design Communication I||Design Communication III|
|Design Communication II|