International Students

Broadway Lights with the Victoria Symphony, 2018 | directors Janis Dunning & Jacques Lemay | photo credit Peter Pokorny

The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is owned and operated by The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS). CHAS is a non-profit society and registered charitable organization.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts offers a two-year (September – April) Performing Arts Diploma program, a one-year Performing Arts Certificate program for students with significant industry experience, and a 21-week Applied Performing Arts Diploma program for graduates of the College’s one-year or two-year programs. Graduates of the Applied Performing Arts Diploma program can also apply for their Bachelor of Performing Arts through a university transfer program.

Since its inception in 1998, CCPA has welcomed many international students from Mexico, Columbia, Australia, South Korea, the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, and more. While the college is a key supporter of Canadian emerging artists, it is also proud of the cultural and ethnic diversity it enjoys in welcoming international students to its programs.

All international applicants must secure and meet all of the necessary guidelines established for international students studying in Canada by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. As a college we do not provide Guardianship. It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian of any in-coming student requiring a guardianship in Canada to take care of those matters logistically and financially.

Year II international student Fernando Jimenez created his own video of his CCPA experience.


International Student Resources


 Total Program CostsTuitionAssessment FeeApplication FeeCourse Material FeeTextbooks Fee Administrative FeeOther Mandatory Fees
Performing Arts Diploma (2 Year Program) International 43675398002505007001500140785
Performing Arts Diploma (Year 1 of 2) International219751990025050017575070330
Performing Arts Diploma (Year 2 of 2) International21700199000052575070455
Performing Arts Certificate (31 Week Program) International239502117525050057592570455
Applied Performing Arts Diploma (21 Week Program) International164801490025050017515070435