Performance: Acting (BFA)
Is It for You?
Join the world’s stage at one of Canada’s premier schools for theatre education. You’ll explore the theory, skill and business of live performance and build skills in acting, movement and voice. You’ll participate in studio and public performances in a variety of classic and original works from Canada and beyond, collaborating with faculty, artists, and visiting directors who teach, direct and coach. You’ll also learn the business side of performance and gain a global perspective as you work with internationally acclaimed guest directors and professional companies. You’ll do it all in the heart of Toronto, home to the third-largest English language theatre district in the world and a North American hot spot for television and film production.
What You Need to Know
Full Time: Four Year
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Audition/interview, written statement, resumé, reference letters
Studio and public performances
*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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 2020/2021
Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,814
International Fees Range: $28,638 - $29,611
For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.
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 prerequisite 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:
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are reassessing the non-academic requirements and submission process for fall 2021. Updates will be coming soon. Please check back regularly and thank you for your patience.
Access various creative and business opportunities through practical experience and artistic knowledge, including acting for stage, film, or television; arts administration, trade and industrial shows; or become an educator or entrepreneur. You may work as an actor, casting director, acting coach, or director. Or, pursue graduate studies in the arts.
Explore Ryerson's unique urban campus in the heart of downtown Toronto from the comfort of your own home!