Algonquin College

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Performing Arts

Algonquin College

Faculty:School of Media and Design
Field of Study:Visual and Performing Arts, General
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,358
International: $15,443

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Careers:Musicians and Singers


In the one-year Performing Arts Ontario College Certificate program, you enjoy the thrill of performing and are committed to pursuing your craft to industry standards. You learn how to advance your craft while developing live and digital performance skills.

Learn the artistry of the stage and how to shine in front of an audience. Through collaboration with other performers, create unique performance pieces and perform to audiences. Learn how to audition and prepare for live and digital performances in professional studio settings.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Application Notes : Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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