Theatre designers create entire worlds onstage. Discover and develop your own unique artistic voice as you immerse yourself in the imaginative and analytical processes of communicating design ideas. You’ll learn how to conceive of and realize the visual framework of a theatrical production through the creative use of costumes, lighting and props.
With classes in acting and directing, you’ll gain insights into all facets of mounting a theatrical performance and be prepared to make a fundamental contribution to the creative direction of a production.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of faculty members who are professional working theatre designers. Many students take advantage of the opportunity to obtain credit for work completed for a recognized theatre.
It is your responsibility to book an interview and submit your portfolio.
When preparing your application, please remember:
Interview booking deadline: March 1
Applicants must bring their portfolio to the interview. Please do not submit your portfolio in advance of the interview.
Check program availabillity for the Fall, as late applications will continue to be accepted for certain programs for an undetermined amount of time.
Portfolio Day: Twice a year, in the fall and in the winter, faculty meet one-on-one with prospective students to give feedback on their portfolios. It’s a chance to share your work with us before you apply. Get ready for the next Portfolio Day.
Minimum cut-off averages
Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool. Admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts is very competitive. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC CRC 18.0
Canadian High Schools: 70%
U.S. High Schools: C+
University Transfers (internal/external): C
Admission to most programs is based on portfolio/audition evaluations as well as academic grades. Applicants selected for admission have normally achieved grades that exceed minimum requirements.
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 26 points. Admission to competitive programs is based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
Bacc. Français: A minimum grade of 11 for students who have completed their Bacc. Français outside of Quebec. Admission is competitive and based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
(excluding diplôme professionnelle)
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
Either recently created or completely renovated, our performance spaces encourage creativity. You will rehearse in smart rooms that look out over the city, perform in theatres with beautiful acoustics and great sightlines, and build sets and props in incredible design workshops. It’s hard to imagine what we can't do in these facilities:
Multiple performance spaces, from the large, refurbished D.B. Clarke Theatre and Loyola’s F.C. Smith Auditorium, to the Cazalet Studio, our intimate black box space
Four acting studios with sprung floors and contemporary projection and integrated sound systems (two also have lighting grids)
Two design classrooms and a lighting lab
A costume shop, plus costume storage space and a dye lab
A fully equipped scene construction shop, prop shop and prop storage