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Next Cohort: Oct 2-Mar 28
Oct 2-Mar 28
Jan 8 - Jul 4 2025
Toronto Film School understands that aspiring actors need professional training that is both skills-oriented and industry-based. That’s why their Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre diploma program covers all areas of acting, from the artistic and technical to the business side too.
Here’s what you can expect: A comprehensive, 18-month on-campus program, small class sizes, and instruction from working actors. You’ll also be provided with networking opportunities with directors, casting agents, and more. You will graduate with the knowledge you need to fill any number of creative roles, including: Film or TV actor, Theatre actor, Voice-over artist (tv, film, radio and video games), Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Director and Producer.
Their acting program has made Casting Workbook’s list of Top 20 Canadian Acting Schools, and their graduates have gone on to act in a variety of film and tv shows such as The Man from Toronto, The Murdoch Mysteries, The Expanse, and more.
Bachelor of Creative Arts degree pathway
A creative diploma from Toronto Film School qualifies you for entry into Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) degree program, which can be completed in as few as 15 months. The BCA is designed to round out your education by teaching you the practical business and leadership skills you need for a successful career in the creative arts. With this degree, you will then be eligible to apply to Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP), where you can obtain a work permit valid for up to 3 years.
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Next Cohort: Oct 2-Mar 28
Student Reviews (24)
Having recently graduated from TFS’ acting program I’ve had the opportunity to quickly diverse myself into the entertainment industry. Although my education was accomplished during the pandemic, I’m very thankful for the experiences I’ve had an...
Having recently graduated from TFS’ acting program I’ve had the opportunity to quickly diverse myself into the entertainment industry. Although my education was accomplished during the pandemic, I’m very thankful for the experiences I’ve had and people I met both online and in person. TFS has a wonderful faculty all of which are actual working professionals, which has been a highlight of my education. They’ve taught me various ways to kickstart my career and I’m thankful to have been exposed to so many different approaches. If you’re looking for a fast paced, hands-on experience that will give you a taste for everything off and on screen, I’d recommend this program to anyone ready to pursue their passion. It goes without saying that if you’re willing to look and work for it a hand full of opportunities will be presented to you. I’ve had the pleasure to recently stage manage TFS first live performance since this pandemic, which showcased Term 5 acting students at the Papermill theatre, “The Thirty-Nine Steps” Directed by Jack Grinhaus.
I had the chance to attend TFS from 2018 to 2019, in Film Production. I've enjoyed the entirety of the syllabus, complete and multidimensional. I was able to not only sharpen my creative intuitions, but also to have a more exact sense as to how to depl...
I had the chance to attend TFS from 2018 to 2019, in Film Production. I've enjoyed the entirety of the syllabus, complete and multidimensional. I was able to not only sharpen my creative intuitions, but also to have a more exact sense as to how to deploy them more effectively in the context of a large-scale production. There, I was given the opportunity to flourish not only as a cinephile, but also as a someone with the necessary toolkit to be an effective part of the industry.
I'm now working as a producer for a production company, three years (and a pandemic) after my graduation, and I still have deep connections with some of my professors, most notably Michaelangelo Masangkay, who I still call to this day for questions, references and advices.