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Professional Theatre (Acting)

Code 561.C0
SectorArts (04)
CUISEP code223-100.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2001.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
Interprétation théâtrale

Program objectives

To train professional comedians to adapt to the requirements of theatrical productions and repertoires in different venues. Historical and dramatic literary training; movement techniques training, voice and diction; creativity development, artistic and esthetic sensibility; theatrical, text and scene approach; professional management.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Actors and comedians (5135)
Other performers, n.e.c. (5232)

Job titles


Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
003U To situate theatrical works in their historical context
01GN To analyze the dramatic structure of a theatrical text
01GQ To develop a sensitive perception for dramatic development in a theatrical text
01GR To maintain a lifestyle and a program of physical conditioning compatible with the demands of the acting profession
01GS To master techniques of voice and speech
01GT To master movement techniques
01GU To pursue one's aesthetic education
01GV To enrich one's knowledge of human behaviour
01GW To develop an artistic sensibility
01GX To establish interpersonal and professionnal communication
01GY To develop one's creativity
01GZ To adapt to different acting styles
01H0 To build a character
01H1 To participate in rehearsals
01H2 To prepare for a performance
01H3 To perform on stage
01H4 To manage one's professional life
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2295 hours