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Our program

As one of the only schools of its kind in Canada, today, CIT offers three and four-year full-time conservatory-style post-secondary education. Our programming is designed to prepare students for a future in theatre and performing Arts, drawing from a distinctively Indigenous cultural foundation. Our training is rooted in Indigenous teachings, knowledge, perspectives and ways of knowing while adapting to contemporary and Western theatre and performance techniques. Our curriculum offers training in the areas of acting, voice and movement as well as Indigenous cultural classes in dance, song and oral history. Our training reconnects students with important and frequently overlooked aspects of Indigenous culture, offering distinctive and authentic forms of artistic expression.

Additionally, the program offers professional development, pairing students with working actors and creators offering a collaborative space in which to train and share knowledge, and adding essential mentoring to the training opportunities. This intercultural approach allows students to learn and work within a positive and familiar cultural setting. Students are provided with an opportunity and the support to become passionate and inspired cultural curators, conservationists and artists and to tell their stories in their voice in a constructive environment. 

Tuition is $3,750.00 (CAD) per year
and includes production costs and any special events.

Students are responsible for transportation to and from Toronto.
And living expenses in the city.
Scholarships and support programs are available for eligible students.

No qualified student is ever refused
due to a lack of funding.

We're accepting applications

We’re committed to assisting you secure funding to study with us.

We offer a complete range of scholarships and student supports.

Please contact us for more information.

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Call us: 416.506.9436