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Performance: Acting (BFA)

School of Performance Open House

Friday, November 22, 2019

This is your chance to see behind the scenes at Ryerson's School of Performance! Over the course of the day, you will have a chance to interact with Performance faculty, staff and students, get a sneak peek at student spaces and get to watch an original live show put on by current Ryerson Performance Students.

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RU Live: School of Performance

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EST

In this webinar, you will hear from staff and students in the School of Performance. They'll tell you about the programs, the student experience, and how to prepare for your audition or portfolio. Plus, you will get the real answers to your questions!
Can't make it live? Register below, and you'll receive a copy of the recorded session over email the next day.

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"Drawing from Canada's rich theatrical milieu, centered in Toronto, the School offers training under the guidance of a wide variety of working artists who teach, coach one-to-one, and direct."

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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 theatre, and bring to life ideas, values and cultures of the past and present through dramatic arts performances. You’ll have hands-on learning opportunities with an annual theatre season performed for paying audiences, work with faculty, artists and visiting directors who teach, direct and coach. 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 hotspot for television and film production.

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What You Need to Know

 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

 Experiential Learning
Studio and public performances

 Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $7,049 - $7,770
International Fees Range: $27,284 - $27,904

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic 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.

Non-Academic 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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After Graduation

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.

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