CBC Actors Conservatory

Applications Closed


What is it?

The CBC Actors Conservatory is a full-time, 6-month immersive onscreen acting program designed to increase an actor’s confidence working in film and television; expand their onscreen portfolio; and establish strong creative and industry partnerships.

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Actors practicing in studio


6 months


$8,000 (covered by scholarship)

Program Structure

The Actors Conservatory is a combination of tailored mentorship, workshops and industry sessions that target the artistic, collaborative, practical and business aspects of acting for the screen.

Start Date: 05/09/2023

End Date: 28/02/2024

Location: Canadian Film Centre

Applications Closed :


This program is designed for actors who:

  • Are deeply committed to the craft
  • Are ready to explore their artistic practice
  • Are prepared to engage in a professional collaborative process
  • Are looking to expand their range as an onscreen performer
  • Have a growing body of work as a professional performer

Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $8,000 (covered by scholarship) Tuition is covered by a full scholarship thanks to the generosity of CFC donors. Monthly bursaries while in program and a relocation bursary are also provided. Please visit Financial Assistance for more information.

There is a $25.00 application fee via PayPal for all CBC Actors Conservatory applications. If the application fee is a barrier to applying, please contact: programs@cfccreates.com.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations, please contact Deborah Fallows, Executive Lead, People & Culture, at: dfallows@cfccreates.com.


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Original music supported through:


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