Audition Information

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Audition

Auditions should not exceed ten minutes in length and must contain the following:

  • Two short contrasting monologues (maximum total length of three minutes).
  • Two contrasting solo songs (a section from each, to a maximum total length of four minutes).
    • An accompanist will be provided at all live auditions. Please bring sheet music in the key that you will be performing.
  • Dance or movement pieces showing your ability and experience in different styles of dance (maximum total length of three minutes, maximum 1 minute per style, maximum 3 differing styles per audition).
    • If you have no prior experience in dance, please let us know in advance of the audition. Auditionees may perform an un-choreographed interpretive movement piece demonstrating the ability to “be in the body”, or the audition panel may choose to ask you to demonstrate your ability to move/walk in time to a selection of music.
    • Please bring a device with the music that you wish to perform to. A Bluetooth speaker will be provided in the audition room.
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive a follow-up interview with staff or faculty.
    • Live auditionees will interview as part of their audition.
    • Shortlisted candidates who submitted a video audition will receive a follow-up interview with staff or faculty.

One monologue or song can be in any language of your choosing.

Email the registrar at registrar@ccpacanada.com for more information about the National Audition Tour.

You can record your video audition using your smart phone. Check out our 3-step guide!
Video auditions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Deadline for September 2019 intake is June 1, 2019.
It is advantageous to submit your video before the deadline. Submit your audition package via email to registrar@ccpacanada.com or by mail to:

Canadian College of Performing Arts
1701 Elgin Road
Victoria, BC V8R 5L7
Canada

Offers will be made on an ongoing basis from March through July.

The Paperwork

  • Completed audition/application form (sent by the Registrar following online application)
  • $60 audition fee
    • Cash, cheque, and money order accepted in advance or at the audition.
    • Credit card payments accepted prior to the audition date. Call 250 595 9970.
    • E-transfers accepted prior to the audition date. Please send to finance@ccpacanada.com and be sure to include your name and ‘audition fee’ in the memo.
  • Official Transcript of Grades (an interim report or unofficial transcript can be held as a placeholder until the first day of your program. Contact the Registrar for details.)
  • Current theatre résumé
  • Headshot (or other 8×10 current photo)
Working, 2018 | director Matthew Howe | photo credit Peter Pokorny

Special Considerations

  • The opportunity to audition in French is also available. Please contact us for details.
  • International students must meet the Language Proficiency Assessment Policy requirement
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2005 | director Kate Twa | photo credit David Lowes

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