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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance

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Degree Completion

Faculty: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Program Code: PBAMB (Apply to Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance – Degree Completion)

Duration: 3 semesters

Designation: Degree Completion

Campus: Trafalgar Road

Start Date: May

Program Information

Please note: Due to recent curriculum changes, this degree completion program will be suspended after May 2018. The last intake of students with a musical theatre performance advanced diploma entering into the Degree Completion program will be in May 2018.

This Bachelor program is designed for graduates of a qualifying three-year music theatre performance advanced diploma program, who are looking to further their education and develop the additional skills and knowledge required for Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program.

The degree completion program for graduates of Sheridan's Music Theatre advanced diploma program, in 2006 and after, consists of a Capstone Project (2 week intensive), 4 Degree Completion courses, a 14-week industry placement, 1 mandated Breadth course and 7 Breadth electives (subject to applicant review, this program may be modified slightly for graduates prior to 2006 and graduates of other institutions). The program includes the following baccalaureate-level courses:

  • THET 49014 – Capstone Project (6 Credits)
  • THET 47198 – Acting: Historical and Cultural Analysis and Context (6 Credits)
  • THET 40036 – Dance: Historical, Cultural and Kinesthetic Analysis and Context (6 Credits)
  • THET 44310 – Music: Historical and Cultural Context and Analysis (3 Credits)
  • THET 49599 – Music Theatre: Entrepreneurial Practice and Professional Portfolio (3 Credits)
  • Total: 24 Credits
  • Note: Courses subject to change

Upon successful completion of the above academic courses students will be required do a 14-week industry placement and complete 8 Breadth Courses (including the mandated ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Sheridan's prestigious Music Theatre Performance program are highly sought-after in the industry for their cultivated skills, sophisticated professionalism and consummate practical performance experience. Upon graduation, most often over 80% immediately find representation by major agents and/or contractual employment, often in major Toronto, West End and Broadway commercial resident productions or national tours of such musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages, American Idiot, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Rent, Tommy, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera.

Other venues for employment include:

  • major Canadian summer theatre festivals (such as Stratford, Shaw and Charlottetown)
  • industrial shows
  • major Canadian regional theatres (such as the Citadel, MTC, Neptune, Canadian Stage and Soulpepper)
  • international cruise-ship lines
  • television shows
  • feature films
  • Disney World, Tokyo Disney and other major theme parks

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

To be admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Degree Completion Program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

Completion of Sheridan's three-year Music Theatre Performance Advanced Diploma, with a minimum final GPA of 3.0, in 2006 or after. Applicants who received Sheridan's three-year Music Theatre Performance Advanced Diploma prior to 2006 may apply for advanced standing and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants for advanced standing from other colleges and universities will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.