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Admission Requirements

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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.
 

We Will Not Forget, 2005 | photo credit David Lowes

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.
 

Marat/Sade, 2015 | photo credit Brian Wilson

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.
 

Awake, 2003 | photo credit Tony Belcher

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

Audition Information

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Your audition package will include two parts:
1. The paperwork (form, fee, and etc.)
2. A live audition or a video audition
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2005 | photo credit David Lowes

THE PAPERWORK

  • Completed application form
  • $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 | photo credit Peter Pokorny

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)
  • One or two dance or movement pieces showing your ability and experience in different styles of dance
    • If you have no prior experience in dance, please let us know in advance of the audition
  • 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.
 

Footloose, 2012 | photo credit David Lowes

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