About the Program

Welcome to University College Summer Drama for International Students, hosted at University of Toronto, Canada’s highest ranked university!

Whether you are coming from a different city, country or continent, UC Summer Drama offers an environment of growth and exploration for students entering or currently enrolled in a college or university. We are accepting students with some experience and high interest in either acting or music.

Part of the allure of this program is the international aspect of the participants, and high intermediate, advanced and native speakers of English are encouraged to apply.

Convocation Hall

Acting or Music Workshops

High-energy, intensive and immersive classes for drama students.

  • Foundational acting including voice and movement
  • Specialized classes including clown, stage fighting, and acting for the camera
  • Taught by Canada’s leading theatre professionals
  • Small class sizes

Dynamic, immersive workshops exploring music design in performance.

  • Explore music in theatre, dance, and live performance
  • Learn recording, assembling and mixing
  • Taught by Canada’s leading instructors from Faculty of Music at U of T
  • Small class sizes

Embodied English Classes

Creative, acting-focused English classes.

  • For high intermediate to advanced English speakers*
  • Innovative approach using techniques for native-fluency communication
  • Fine-tune language skills in a fun, exploratory setting
*Native English speakers may opt for specialized classes in theatre or music in lieu of Embodied English classes.

Extracurricular Outings

Explore Toronto, its theatre and culture.

  • Daily excursions to explore Toronto’s vibrant arts and culture scene
  • Visits to major theatre productions
  • All-inclusive (admission fees, tickets, transportation, etc. are already included in the program fee).
University College

About University College and University of Toronto

University College

University College Summer Drama for International Students is hosted by University College at the University of Toronto.

Established in 1853, University College is the oldest of the University of Toronto’s seven St. George Campus colleges (in downtown Toronto).

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is now a world-class institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation. The University has 17 schools and faculties, 13 fully affiliated teaching hospitals, 19 graduate institutions, and 75 PhD programs, and its accomplished alumni include four Canadian Prime Ministers and six Nobel Prize winners.

With an annual enrolment of over 80 000 students, including more than 10 000 international students, the University is Canada’s largest educational institution and continues to be the nation’s leader in higher learning and research. The University of Toronto is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world.

About Faculty of Music

The music component of UC Summer Drama is hosted by the Faculty of Music at University of Toronto.

Home to a diverse and dynamic community of scholars, performers, composers, and educators, U of T Music offers a supportive community in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities. The Faculty of Music provides a superb learning environment, an internationally renowned teaching faculty, multiple performance halls, and an outstanding music library collection.

Faculty of Music

Meet the Team