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Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts)

Experience theatre life as an actor, playwright, producer, and more.

This program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Application for admission to the program must be made to UTM through the Ontario Universities Application Centre. This program has a September start date.

This Theatre and Drama Studies degree is offered jointly with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Academic studies and performance training

Our program combines the intensive professional training of an acting school with the academic preparation of an honours-level drama degree. No other drama and theatre program in Canada offers a comparable education.

Gain on-stage experience

Students gain professional-calibre experience at the acclaimed Theatre Erindale, working in every capacity — from front-of-house to backstage production and on-stage performance. They are encouraged to pursue additional performance opportunities on campus and in the community.

Succeed in the dramatic arts

You'll attend both institutions simultaneously. At UTM, you'll take drama courses covering the history, theory, and literature of Western drama and film. Acting classes and theatre studies take place at Sheridan and feature small, intimate class sizes; and personalized acting instruction, with emphasis on voice, text, movement, scene study and improvisation.

Additional information

This unique theatre program provides you with an exceptionally broad range of opportunities to develop and express your creativity — and a wide variety of drama and theatre career options to explore after graduation.

Additional Program Features

  • Focus on audition and rehearsal skills.
  • An introduction to theatre business practices.
  • Fundamentals of technical theatre, including sound, lighting, sets, costumes and props.

The workload is heavy, with many hours of rehearsal and theatre production added to classroom and personal study time. But you'll enjoy the camaraderie and teamwork of theatre life, and you'll graduate with a four-year honours degree (with specialist certification) from UTM and a two-year (equivalent) Sheridan diploma.

Your Theatre and Drama Studies degree will prepare you for a successful career in the dramatic arts.

Many of our students have gone on to prominent acting careers, including Zaib Shaikh (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Joanna Douglas (Being Erica) and Darryl Hinds (Second City).

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Theatre and Drama Degree courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.