Performing Arts - 929

Mohawk College Certificate
Classroom
Two actors performing on stage in front of an audience
Overview

Get the skills you need to go forward in the acting industry and to gain a hands-on perspective of the craft. These courses will provide you with the fundamentals to pursue a career in theatre arts and the necessary information and contacts to move forward. Of interest to Media Studies students and those wishing to increase their communication skills, spontaneity and showmanship and apply these skills to careers in and outside of the acting industry.

  • Develop acting
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Improv skills applicable to theatre
  • Management
  • Education
  • Broadcasting
Program Contact
Continuing Education Media and Creative Arts
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Additional or Technical Recommendations
  • Develop acting
  • Communications
  • Writing
  • Improv skills applicable to theatre
  • Management
  • Education
  • Broadcasting

Industries of Employment:

  • Theatre
  • Education
  • Recreation

Occupational Categories:

  • Actor/Actress
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Teacher
  • On air host &/or radio voice over talent

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Creative, Media and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

 

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: An intense look inside the performer's internal approach to the character's conception. Examining human behaviour/re-creating the substance that produces the truthful moments within the work. Design like a rehearsal class for students seriously interested in pursuing a career and intend on performing their final work in Acting Three. Prerequisite: Acting for beginners (CREA10072). 24 hrs.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CREA10072
Course description: Join Actress/Director/Teacher/Second City Grad Christina Payne, along an artistic journey connecting on camera/stage through character creation, commercial auditions, finding legitimate agents and building your resume. Use Monologue/sce analysis tools and Improvisation exercises to stimulate and prepare you for a thriving career. 24 hrs.
Credits: 2
Course description: Students will be given the opportunity to perform past work to an esteemed panel of industry professionals. Gain constructive feedback and an opportunity to network. This guidance can assist your launch towards a professional career as a working actor. Rehearsal Class. Prerequisite: Acting Two (CREA10071)
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CREA10071
Course description: Learn the business side of acting. Develop the right package to maintain a career in the industry. Use marketing and self-promotion techniques to get yourself in front of the right people to make your dream a reality. Prerequisite: Acting Three (CREA 10079). 24 hours
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CREA10079

Select 4 from the next 12 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Develop your skills in make up artistry, with emphasis on theatrical and special effects make up and prosthetics. Supplies included in course fee.
Credits: 3
Course description: Learn the basics of writing engaging dialogue, memorable characters, and conflicts, suited to both the stage and screen.
Credits: 2
Course description: Begin an intensive path in character dissection. This research assists the student emotionally with the delivery and connection on camera. Writers or actors interested in writing are encouraged to attend this course and may offer their work to the instructor for students to perform. Prerequisite: Acting for Film TV (CREA 10086). 24 hrs.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CREA10071
Equivalents: CREA10086
Course description: This is a perfect introduction for beginning directors or actors interested in directing. Gain a unique perspective from the director's chair, on production essentials such as set up, timing, script, dialogue and technical tools. Benefit from the opportunity to study the vital bond between actors and directors both in and out of the shot. 24 hrs.
Credits: 2
Course description: Learn simple and powerful ways to improvise and be creative and innovative as a group. Exercise your creative muscles to rejuvenate a more confident you, ready for the audition or the boardroom! An excellent opportunity for the actor or working professional who may be exploring the idea of an acting career or has a desire to strengthen public speaking skills with a laugh. 24 hrs.
Credits: 2
Course description: Finding and performing the perfect monologue is not only a must, but with the right fit, it can propel an actor's career. Begin with studying the story your character is about to tell and understand the core of why the character is about to tell and understand the core of why the character is choosing that moment to share it. Examine the relationship between actor/audience and let them in. Develop the monologue as an essential tool for career progression. 24 hrs.
Credits: 2
Course description: Resembling an 'on-going audition', you perform several works during the course for "Masters" of the industry to gain exposure and insight that will ready you for professional casting.
Credits: 2
Course description: Student will focus on a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the performing arts industry.
Credits: 2
Course description: Student will focus on a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the performing arts industry.
Credits: 2
Course description: Student will focus on a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the performing arts industry.
Credits: 2
Course description: Student will focus on a wide range of knowledge and skills related to the performing arts industry.
Credits: 2
Course description: Develop acting skills and/or practical theatre work through amateur and/or professional productions. MUST receive approval from Program Manager BEFORE registering. PLAR available.
Credits: 2