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Please note: 2019/2020 tuition amounts and updated grade ranges will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Performance: Acting (BFA)

Is It for You?

Join the world’s stage as a highly trained actor. Explore the theory, skill and business of theatre. Bring to life the ideas, values and cultures of the past and present through sensational dramatic arts performances. Develop talent and creativity while in passionate pursuit of the craft and play a vital role in Canada’s arts scene.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements
Audition/interview, written statement, resumé, reference letters

 Co-op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 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.

Distinctive Learning

Annual season of theatre for paying audiences; original productions and ventures; independent study seminar; working artists who teach, direct and coach; the opportunity to study in Toronto, home of the third-largest English language theatre district in the world and a North American hotspot for television and film production.

After Graduation

Access various creative and business opportunities through practical experience and artistic knowledge: perform on stage or in film, television, festivals or concerts; become an educator; work in trade and industrial shows; establish a new theatre venture, company, school or festival. Pursue a postgraduate program in the arts.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,644 - $8,387
International Fees Range: $25,991 - $26,570

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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 Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal shortly after your application has been received by Ryerson.

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