Admission Requirements

Performing Arts Diploma*

Student admissions are based upon the following:

1. A graded audition in person or on video per the admission requirements.
2. Official transcript of grades of the student’s most recent level of education.
3. Up-to-date theatre resume and Headshot (or other 8 x 10 current photo).
4. An interview, which includes discussion about the career goals of the applicant.

All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or must be over the age of 19 able to demonstrate they possess the maturity and ability to successfully complete the program.

Previous training in at least one of the three disciplines of acting, dancing and singing is beneficial.
They must demonstrate their interest in pursuing training in all four categories offered at the College: Acting, Dance, Voice and Career Development; and must demonstrate their ability to understand instruction in the English language per the language proficiency assessment policy.

Performing Arts Certificate*

Student admissions are based upon the following:

1. A graded audition in person or on video per the admission requirements.
2. Official transcript of grades of the student’s most recent level of education.
3. Up-to-date theatre resume and Headshot (or other 8 x 10 current photo).
4. An interview, which includes discussion about the career goals of the applicant.
5. Reference letter from two industry professionals or a postsecondary degree in a relevant field of study.

All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or must be over the age of 19 able to demonstrate they possess the maturity and ability to complete successful complete the program.

Previous training in at least one of the three disciplines of acting, dancing and singing is beneficial.
They must demonstrate their interest in pursuing training in all four categories offered at the College: Acting, Dance, Voice and Career Development; and must demonstrate their ability to understand instruction in the English language per the language proficiency assessment policy.

Applied Performing Arts Diploma*

In order to be considered for the Applied Performing Arts Diploma Program, the applicant must:

1. Have successfully completed the two-year Performing Arts Diploma program or the one-year Performing Arts Certificate Program at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
2. Present a 2-3 minute audition; material chosen by the applicant to show vocal and acting ability, and any specific talent or skills the applicant would like to show that demonstrates individual talent.
3. Interview with the Audition Panel. The audition will be conducted by a panel of Canadian College of Performing Arts Faculty and/or Directors. Guests may be invited to the panel. The applicant’s demonstrated ability to contribute to the full range of duties required for cooperative production, professionalism and teamwork during their prior studies in a Canadian College of Performing Arts program will be taken into consideration as well as the casting requirements for the productions proposed for the specific program year.

*This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.