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Performance and Artistic Production - Experiential Learning Hub

Learning Type:

Performance and Artistic Production


Students undertake or assist in projects and productions of audio, visual, theatrical or other forms of performance under the supervision of a U of T faculty or staff member. These opportunities are not partnered, students engage with their course instructor and peers to complete their performance or artistic production. Experiences that take place in partnership with an external organization should be classified as organization-partnered experience.



  • Performance and Artistic Production experiences have specific eligibility criteria that differ depending on the course or program of study to which they are connected.


  • Performance and Artistic Production experiences may involve part-time or full-time hours and can last from a few hours to a number of days or weeks over the course of an academic term. The timelines vary and will be set within the course. 

Recognition and / or compensation:  

  • Performance and Artistic Production experiences are unpaid opportunities, students receive academic credit as part of a course.


  • Inclusion in EL is achieved when an experience supports learning for all students. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the University of Toronto has a commitment to an equitable learning environment for people with disabilities. It is important to engage in an interactive process to determine the optimal and most appropriate accommodations for individual students engaged in experiential learning.
  • If a student requires an accommodation related to a performance and artistic production, you may wish to connect with one of the accessibility services offices at the University of Toronto. Staff at these offices will advise you on the disclosure of accommodation requirements as well as support you through the process of determining and negotiating effective accommodations for the student’s individual circumstances.
  • Student support offices strive to create a safe and comfortable community where students have opportunities to discuss navigating barriers, find peer support and learn about various academic and social opportunities. 


  • Students engaging in a performance and artistic production (for credit) receive workplace insurance coverage through the University or Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
  • Students engaging in a performance and artistic production (for credit) have general liability coverage through the University.


  • Students have the opportunity to integrate their theoretical learning through practical application. 
  • Allows students to take ownership of the production with its public display of the competency and gain a sense of accountability.

Ideal time to participate:  

How to access / locate opportunities:

  • Courses and programs of study that incorporate advanced laboratory experiences exist across the University. Students can check with their academic unit or registrar to discuss the best way to locate these opportunities.

Resources for Faculty, Staff and Librarians

Performance and Artistic Production experiences are not partnered experiences. If organizations wish to engage students in a performance or artistic production, please review the information on the Organization-Partnered Project page or the Academic Internship page.