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Performance - Acting, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Toronto, Canada
Join the world’s stage as a highly trained actor. Explore the theory, skill and business of theatre at the Performance - Acting program at the Ryerson University.
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Bring to life the ideas, values and cultures of the past and present through sensational dramatic arts performances. Develop talent and creativity while in passionate pursuit of the craft and play a vital role in Canada’s arts scene.

Distinctive Learning

Annual season of theatre for paying audiences; original productions and ventures; independent study seminar; working artists who teach, direct and coach; the opportunity to study in Toronto, home of the third-largest English language theatre district in the world and a North American hotspot for television and film production.

After Graduation

Access various creative and business opportunities through practical experience and artistic knowledge: perform on stage or in film, television, festivals or concerts; become an educator; work in trade and industrial shows; establish a new theatre venture, company, school or festival. Pursue a postgraduate program in the arts after the  Performance - Acting program at the Ryerson University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Creative Performance Studies 
  • Anatomy of Movement and Lifestyle 
  • Elements of Production 
  • Timelines of Performance History
  • Acting
  • Singing

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28638 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28638 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7046 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7046 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,814
  • International Fees Range: $28,638 - $29,611

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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