Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 23,000 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities – Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.
An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 170,000 alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades.
FACULTY OF ANIMATION, ARTS & DESIGN
Performing Arts Cluster
Sheridan’s theatre school stands out for its professionalism, both on the stage and behind the scenes.
Sheridan offers an innovative learning environment celebrated for academic excellence, applied research and creativity. Alumni perform on stages and work backstage in theatres across the world including on Broadway, in London’s West End and at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.
The Canadian Music Theatre Project
The Canadian Music Theatre Project provides an optimal environment for writers and students that fosters creativity and momentum for the development and advancement of new musicals.
Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry
Explore the world of theatre
Be part of a creative theatrical production team, staging shows attended by the paying public at Theatre Sheridan and Theatre Erindale. Develop the creativity, technical mastery, and work ethic you need to work in technical production at the highest levels — as well as the experience and confidence to step directly into the work force.
Experienced faculty and great facilities
Led by practicing industry professionals, this apprenticeship-style program features the best facilities of any theatre school in Canada. You’ll work in professional calibre:
Mainstage and studio theatres
State-of-the-art MIDI and sound labs
Fully equipped scene, prop and wardrobe shops
Commitment and creativity
You’ll begin working on shows immediately, gaining experience in these technical production disciplines:
Lighting and Sound
Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance
Become a “triple threat”
Sheridan’s new Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance gives students theoretical and practical training in three core disciplines of acting, singing and dance through a comprehensive and holistic approach that will prepare you to perform in an international landscape.
Sheridan is Canada’s best-known musical theatre school, so our students get more attention—from audiences and performing arts industry recruiters. You’ll be held to high standards in this rigorous musical theatre program, but you’ll refine your talent while performing in professional surroundings before paying customers.
No business like show business
No other performing arts school offers Sheridan’s degree of professionalism. You’ll have classes in acting, singing and dancing five days a week, plus weekly one-on-one tutorials with faculty in acting and singing. In addition to studio work, you’ll get instruction in scriptwriting, music theory and music theatre history.
Theatre and Drama Studies
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.