Top 20 Canadian Acting Schools 2021

After an extensive review, we are proud to present our official “Top 20 Canadian Acting Schools” list for 2021. In an effort to bring you onto campus, we’ve partnered with some of this year’s top schools to bring you exclusive classes you can audit right here each month. We invite you to learn from best and test your talent!

Highlighted Schools

  • Concordia University

    Montreal, QC

    The Department of Theatre at Concordia University seeks to inspire and prepare students to enter Canada's rapidly evolving performing arts culture.

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  • University of Windsor

    Windsor, ON

    The School of Dramatic Art of the University of Windsor is home to some of Canada's leading theatre programs, taught by award winning faculty.

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  • Toronto Film School

    Toronto, ON

    Toronto Film School is recognized as a top-ranked school, both in Canada and across the globe.

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  • George Brown College - Acting for Media/Theatre Arts

    Toronto, ON

    The School of Media & Performing Arts provides the ideal environment to take creative risks, hone your skills, and start making industry connections.

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  • The Creative School, X* University

    Toronto, ON

    The Creative School of Ryerson University is a disruptor in media, design and creative industries located in the heart of Toronto.

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  • Vancouver Film School (VFS)

    Vancouver, BC

    Vancouver Film School is a global leader in entertainment arts education, offering 15 programs to more than 1,000 students across eight campuses.

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  • Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts

    Victoria, BC

    The Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts is a school that trains actors for careers in film, TV and theatre and is the only school of its type on Vancouver Island.

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  • Seneca College

    Toronto, ON

    Seneca College emphasizes on experiential learning and programs that integrate new and traditional media.

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  • Capilano University School of Performing Arts

    North Vancouver, BC

    The School of Performing Arts at Capilano University educates skilled and inspired performers that articulate the breadth of human experience, engaging and bringing audiences together.

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  • University of Winnipeg Theatre & Film

    Winnipeg, MB

    The Department of Theatre and Film at UofW is the go-to centre in Manitoba for training in the practical aspects of making both theatre and film.

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  • Canadian College of Performing Arts

    Victoria, BC

    Founded in 1998, the Canadian College of Performing Arts offers three unique conservatory style post-secondary training programs so artists receive intensified skill-based education.

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  • University of Toronto Theatre & Drama

    Toronto, ON

    The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies offers rich, diverse, and rigorous academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

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  • Second City

    Toronto, ON

    The Second City is full of over 60 yeas of comedy history and has fostered generations of comedy superstars.

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  • UBC Department of Film & Television

    Vancouver, BC

    The Department of Theatre and Film at UBC aims to develop each student’s imaginative, technical and intellectual skills as they prepare to embark on a career in theatre and film.

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  • Toronto Academy of Acting, Film and Television

    Toronto, ON

    The Toronto Academy of Acting for Film and Television is recognized as one of the top film schools, offering training in diploma programs for film acting as well as film & television production.

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  • Humber College

    Toronto, ON

    Humber's Faculty of Media and Creative Arts is where creativity meets career find training in the full spectrum of skills needed to succeed as a screen actor.

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  • York University School of Arts, Media Performance & Design

    Toronto, ON

    York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) allows its students to unleash their creativity.

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  • Dalhousie University

    Halifax, NS

    The Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University allows you to follow your passion for acting or directing, playwriting or costume design, carpentry, lighting or studying theatre history.

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  • National Theatre School of Canada

    Montreal, QC

    The National Theatre School offers students the opportunity to explore theatre as a form of artistic expression and as an instrument for personal and social change.

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  • Simon Fraser University - School for Contemporary Arts

    Vancouver, BC

    SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music/sound, theatre performance and production, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts.

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