18 months
36850 CAD/year
24164 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Learn the craft and master the full range of performance under the mentorship of professional actors by taking this Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre program from Toronto Film School. 

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The Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre program from Toronto Film School applies the Stanislavski Method to blend film and television acting with the critical foundations of stage technique. The program is taught by a faculty of acclaimed actors, with credits including The Handmaid’s Tale, American Gods, Orphan Black and Taken. 

You will explore artistic, technical and business areas of acting, through practical, hands-on training. From movement to voice and improvisation, you will learn the foundations of acting for the camera and stage, as well as the skills for voice-over, screenwriting, pitching, producing, directing, video editing, auditioning and career management.

Professional Portfolio And Career Management

You’ll leave the program with professional headshots and an industry-ready portfolio including a demo reel of your film work, a short film and a voiceover mp3. You’ll also get expert advice on self-marketing, auditioning, and finding the right agent, as well as meet with Casting Workbook.

Cross Collaboration

At Toronto Film School, you’ll have a unique opportunity for cross-industry collaboration, working with peers across creative programs and building a diverse network of entertainment professionals. You’ll perform in the productions of filmmaking students, table read film and television scripts with writing students, create pitch packages with graphic design students and record voiceovers with video game design students.

Career Directions

  • Film/ Television Actor
  • Theatre Actor
  • Voice-over artist for radio, TV, animation or video games
  • Television Commercial Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Filmmaker
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Acting Instructor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Camera Acting
  • Performance History
  • Film History
  • Writing for Actors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A brief interview with the program director
  • A 1-2 minute monologue from a play/movie
  • You will be asked to cold read a script
  • A photograph of yourself
  • An acting resume if available
  • A 1-page essay on why you want to be an actor & why you would like to study at Toronto Film School 

If you can’t make it to your live audition, we will accept applications in the following format:

  • A 1-page essay on “what inspired you to be an actor and why you would like to study at TFS”
  • A video submission that includes:
    • 1-2 minutes explaining who you are (hobbies, interests, past educational experiences), why you want to be an actor, and why study at Toronto Film School
    • 1-2 minutes of a monologue from a play/movie (in English only)
      • You can submit the videos by uploading them to YouTube/Vimeo link and emailing it to us or mail a DVD
  • Please email a picture of yourself
  • A followup Skype interview and cold read MAY be required

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36850 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55275 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    24164 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36246 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • For our 18 month FP, ACT –  diploma programs, the total fee is $36,246. The international fee is an additional $19,029.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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