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Theatre and Drama Studies

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.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University of Toronto Mississauga. Appropriate preparation includes courses in drama and other performing arts, English and history, along with experience in public performance.

Note: There is no separate application to Sheridan.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected based on U of T Mississauga's assessment of their academic achievement and Sheridan's assessment of their audition and interview. The audition for the Sheridan portion of the program counts equally with the academic entrance average. Once you have applied to the University of Toronto Mississauga and received your U of T Student Number, you must visit the U of T Mississauga website below to book the next available audition appointment and pay the audition fee (by credit card). Auditions are normally held in February, March and early April: https://registrar.utm.utoronto.ca/student/tds/.

If you are unable to use the online audition scheduler please contact U of T Mississauga Recruitment and Liaison Officer Megan Janssen at 905-828-3744.

All auditions take place at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Applicants must bring the following materials to Sheridan when they report for their auditions:

  • A résumé of their theatrical background and experience.
  • Names and contact information for two people who have agreed to act as references regarding their work as a performer and all-round theatre person. When applicants attend their auditions, they are asked to complete additional questionnaires and a brief interview. These steps help us determine their preparation, goals, and commitment to the actor's craft and the study of the theatre.

The Audition

The audition assesses current acting skills by having applicants perform:

  • Two contrasting prepared monologues: – One from a classical play (Shakespeare preferred). – One from a full-length play by an established contemporary playwright (Canadian preferred).
  • One verse of any song (unaccompanied).
  • One on-the-spot improvisation.

Specific instructions regarding the development and presentation of these items may be downloaded by eligible applicants when they make their audition appointment.