Develop a clear sense of your own theatrical identity as you train to become an adaptable performer, grounded in a full range of acting for contemporary theatre. Our program offers room to be artistically daring as you create your own work.
First, you’ll acquire a broad theatre base, building a creative vocabulary for collaborative projects. Then, you’ll take courses in movement, voice, and character. As you progress and your skill base grows, you’ll focus on specialty performance and advanced techniques, such as Elizabethan text, Chinese opera, or stage combat.
Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to gain performance experience. Many students elect to complete a supervised internship in the field.
By the end of the program, you will be at ease with multiple theatrical styles, with profound knowledge of theatre performance that you can apply directly to the stage.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
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.
Acting for the Theatre students begin by taking core theatre courses with all theatre students. As you progress and your skill base grows, you will take classes in specialty performance areas and advanced techniques.
Character and Text
Voice and Speech
You may also choose from courses that cover all practical aspects of theatre, including stage management, production, and dramaturgy.
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 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 and prop storage
Throughout your degree, you will participate in class projects, departmental productions, and student-led shows. You may also take advantage of professional and extracurricular opportunities where you might apply your talents. You could be involved in:
Most theatre classes have performance elements, and acting students often audition for scenes in the Directing class
Four main stage department shows
Cabaret nights hosted by the Concordia Association of Students in Theatre (CAST)
Short works theatre festival: as part of a Student Initiated Production Assignment (SIPA), five teams of students produce a 20 to 40 minute play
At the end of the program, you will be at ease with multiple theatrical styles and will have gained profound knowledge of theatre you can apply directly to the stage. This program also serves as an excellent basis for advanced studies at the graduate level or in specialized schools. The program encourages the development of autonomous thinkers and theatre-makers, with the ability to create their own work, and many students go on to form their own theatre companies.
Studying acting at Concordia gives you training in a wide range of communication and collaborative skills, which are sought after in many work environments outside of traditional theatre practice.
Our graduates possess an excellent foundation for any career in which communication and collaboration are integral, including: