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Performance: Dance (BFA)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fall 2020 On-Campus Auditions
 
Due to COVID-19, the School of Performance will be cancelling all on campus auditions. Please refer to the Long Distance instructions. If you have questions, please contact audition@ryerson.ca.

"Prepare for a professional career as a performer, choreographer or teacher at Canada's premier post-secondary dance program."

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Is It for You?

Prepare for a professional career as a performer, choreographer or teacher at Canada’s premier post-secondary dance program. With our intensive, conservatory-style training, you’ll excel in four disciplines of dance – ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary. You’ll study in Toronto, home to the third-largest English language theatre district in the world and internationally renowned professional dance companies, and a North American film and television hotspot. Thanks to experienced faculty, visiting artists and annual productions, you’ll graduate ready to make your mark on the arts community.

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Grade Range
72-75%+*

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

 Experiential Learning
Studio and public performances

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*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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fall 2020 On-Campus Auditions
 
Due to COVID-19, the School of Performance will be cancelling all on campus auditions. Please refer to the Long Distance instructions. If you have questions, please contact audition@ryerson.ca.

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.

Please review instructions for How to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.

After Graduation

Enrich the arts community with the knowledge, training and creativity you have developed. You may perform on stage or in film, television, festivals and concerts; explore roles in dancing, choreography or teaching; or work in trade and industrial shows. You may work as a performer, director, arts administrator or dance teacher. Or, pursue graduate studies in the arts.

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