24 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in Canada

Below is the list of best universities in Canada ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 15.9K citations received by 2.88K academic papers made by 24 universities in Canada was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Performing arts

    University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  2. For Performing arts

    McGill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    40,036
    Founded
    1821
  3. For Performing arts

    University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  4. For Performing arts

    University of Alberta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  5. For Performing arts

    University of Ottawa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    42,027
    Founded
    1848
  6. For Performing arts

    York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    53,000
    Founded
    1959
  7. For Performing arts

    Simon Fraser University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1965
  8. For Performing arts

    Wilfrid Laurier University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Enrollment
    19,000
    Founded
    1911
  9. For Performing arts

    University of Calgary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1966
  10. For Performing arts

    Carleton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    27,823
    Founded
    1942
  11. For Performing arts

    Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    27,300
    Founded
    1878
  12. For Performing arts

    Queen's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    30,386
    Founded
    1841
  13. For Performing arts

    University of Victoria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  14. For Performing arts

    University of Montreal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,360
    Founded
    1878
  15. For Performing arts

    University of Waterloo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    35,900
    Founded
    1957
  16. For Performing arts

    Laval University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1852
  17. For Performing arts

    McMaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    30,117
    Founded
    1887
  18. For Performing arts

    Brock University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    18,824
    Founded
    1964
  19. For Performing arts

    Memorial University of Newfoundland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1925
  20. For Performing arts

    Dalhousie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    18,500
    Founded
    1818
  21. For Performing arts

    Concordia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Enrollment
    43,752
    Founded
    1974
  22. For Performing arts

    Ryerson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    38,950
    Founded
    1948
  23. For Performing arts

    University of Guelph logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  24. For Performing arts

    University of Manitoba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    29,800
    Founded
    1877

The best cities to study Performing arts in Canada based on the number of universities and their ranks are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Edmonton.