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The National Theater School of Canada was established in 1960 and is based in Montreal. It is accredited by the Ministry of Education of Quebec and offers a range of courses in costume and set design, acting, playwriting, direction and technical production. The institute is funded by both government grants and the proceeds from their own stage productions. The graduating classes of the institute put up public shows each year.

A unique factor of the National Theater School of Canada is that it is also home to the Monument-National, which was built in 1893. It is a landmark rich in history and has played host to distinguished names such as Maurice Schwartz, Emma Albani and Edith Piaf. It was also the arena where Quebec's first feminists held their initial campaigns.

Today, the National Theater School of Canada offers courses in a wide range of theater-related courses and programs. Acting courses are provided as a 3-year, full-time program for which applicants have to audition prior to admission. Former alumni include names like Sandra Oh and Luba Goy. A full-time playwriting course is also available that covers aspects such as theater history and dramaturgy. A set and costume design course and a full time technical production program is also available.

The institute offers students financial assistance in the form of loans and bursaries. The institute is also home to the NTS library, which is one of the largest theater resource centers in the country.

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