Apply & Audition


Turn your passion into your career. Apply to the Canadian College of Performing Arts today. Your audition package will include two parts:

  1. The paperwork (form, fee, and etc.)
  2. A live audition or a video audition

The Paperwork

  • Completed application form
  • $60 audition fee
    • Cash, cheque, and money order accepted 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 and be sure to include your name and ‘audition fee’ in the memo.
  • Official Transcript of Grades (Interim Report and Unofficial Transcript accepted. Contact Registrar for details.)
  • Current theatre résumé
  • Headshot (or other 8×10 current photo)

Video Audition
Video auditions should not exceed 8 minutes in length and must contain the following:

  • Two short (max. two-minutes each) contrasting monologues
  • Two contrasting solo songs (first verse and chorus only)
  • One or two dance or movement pieces showing your level and different styles of dance

You can record your audition using your smart phone. Check out our 3-step guide!

Video auditions must be received by the Canadian College of Performing Arts no later than May 1st. It is advantageous to submit your video before the deadline. Submit your audition package via email to or by mail to:

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


Live Audition
CCPA embarks on our annual National Audition Tour every February, visiting major cities across Canada. We request that live audition applicants prepare the following:

  • Two short (max. two-minutes each) contrasting monologues
    • You may be asked to cold read a provided script
  • One verse and chorus from a solo song with sheet music, in your key, for our accompanist
  • Appropriate clothes to participate in a group dance/movement audition
  • Advanced dancers may present a one-minute solo dance routine (optional)
  • Interview with staff/faculty leading the audition

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


Special considerations

  • The opportunity to audition in French is also available. Please contact us for details.
  • Applicants for the Performing Arts Certificate must provide a minimum of two reference letters from industry professionals
  • International students must meet the Language Proficiency Assessment Policy requirement


For any questions please visit our FAQ page, or contact the college.


Undecided? Check out our Why CCPA page to see our alumni testimonials. You can also review our Programs and Faculty Profiles.