International Students

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

Due to its outstanding success in preparing young artists for careers in the performing arts, graduates of this program have starred on Broadway, in movies and TV, and have been featured in major productions across the nation and around the world. Our alumni have been featured at Stratford Festival, and Charlottetown Festival. They’ve performed Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and many more.


The Canadian College of Performing Arts offers a one-year certificate program for students with significant industry experience, a two-year (September – April) Enriched Performing Arts Diploma program and a “Year III” , Company C Studio Ensemble Diploma program. Graduates of the Company C Studio Ensemble Diploma program can also apply for their Bachelor of Performing Arts through a university transfer program.

Expert instruction is offered in the comprehensive skills required for a stage or screen career as a singer, actor, dancer and/or in musical theatre. The Canadian College of Performing Arts offers a broad scope of studies led by seasoned professional instructors which will prepare students for versatility and longevity in the entertainment industry. Students are given instruction at international performance standards in order to give them every advantage in seeking jobs in Canada or around the world. Classes are offered in an intensive program at post-secondary level. Instruction is tailored to meet the needs of high school, university or college graduates. Students are also given the support and mentorship they need to create their own work. The college is widely known as “a safe place to take risks”.

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.

2018-19 Tuition & Fees - International

 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