• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Centennial College's Performing Arts Fundamentals program, offered by the School of Communications, Media and Design, provides students with the foundation they need to explore a wide range of career opportunities in the performing arts. 


Students will develop core skills in music, theatre and dance, but can customize their program through advanced elective courses and express their talents in collaborative, multi-disciplinary performance projects. Students will also attend shows and network with leading industry professionals throughout the cultural hub of Toronto and will leave the program with a personalized, professional video portfolio to help launch their career or explore additional performing arts education options.

Career Outlook

  • Musician
  • Actor
  • Dancer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • College Communication 
  • Jazz 
  • Creativity in Context
  • Private Lessons 
  • Introduction to Commercial Dance
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Introduction to Music
  • Contemporary Performance Analysis
  • Script Reading & Analysis I: Canadian Playwrights

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

                                      Schedule TOEFL®
                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                                      Schedule IELTS
                                    • Minimum required score:


                                      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

                                    Academic Requirements

                                    General Requirements

                                    Academic Requirements

                                    • Grade 12 English C or U or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for admission.

                                    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or mature student status (19 years or older).
                                    Additional Requirements

                                    • Candidates are asked to complete an ungraded, online questionnaire describing their experience and interests in the performing arts. 

                                    Technological Requirements

                                     This program requires you to have and use a mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware and software requirements.

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International

                                      13283 CAD/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 13283 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    • National

                                      2935 CAD/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 2935 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    Living costs for Toronto

                                    • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
                                      Living Costs

                                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

                                    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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