Courses and Workshops

Interested in dramatic arts?

The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO is a theatre program and creative drama centre for older adults offering the opportunity to study theatre or acting at every level. Classes include acting, voice, improvisation, movement, camera work, playwriting, writing, and directing, among others.

COURSE LISTING: Consult the Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO course calendar (PDF) or phone 416.979.5000, ext. 6297, for more information.

Interested in liberal arts?

The LIFE Institute (Learning Is For Ever) is a membership-based not-for-profit which offers peer-led study groups and lecture classes in the arts, humanities, sciences, technology, and contemporary issues. Computer classes for seniors are led by seniors themselves in a hands-on lab. In addition, LIFE Institute hosts special activities, a philosophy café, and seasonal social gatherings.

COURSE LISTING: Consult the LIFE Institute course offerings or phone 416.979.5000, ext. 6989, for more information.

Interested in media arts?

We offer you a challenging learning environment to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in film and new media.

COURSE LISTING: CSMA 111 – Film Club

Interested in clowning to make a difference?

Through our unique hands-on Caring Clown Program, spend 60 hours completing a practicum and in-class study to prepare you to use clowning techniques in long-term care facilities for older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Caring Clowns graduate to volunteer their time and skills to help improve the quality of life of residents in long-term care homes through therapeutic humour.

COURSE LISTING: Consult the Caring Clown courses and workshops.

Interested in learning off-campus?

Additional courses and lecture series (often media arts and personal interest courses) are offered at community partner locations.

COURSE LISTING: Baycrest Learning Academy

We are always seeking ways to expand our programming through partnerships. If you would like to partner with Programs for 50+, please email Sandra Kerr at skerr@ryerson.ca.