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School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Visual and Performing Arts, General
Description:The Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) program is unique in Canada.

Co-administered by Capilano University and Douglas College, nowhere else in the country have two academic arts institutions partnered to offer an interdisciplinary performing arts degree that has a commitment to collaboration and self-generation ? elements which are crucial to young artists? future success.

The program?s primary objective is real-world training. It is ideal for those who want to practice as a professional performing artist, arts manager, administrator or cultural entrepreneur, or those who wish to continue on to graduate studies in the performing arts.

The BPA is designed to address a gap in most performing arts education: serious consideration of how students will develop the means to put their training to use once they graduate.

Vancouver Film School (VFS) educational pathway

After completing a VFS Acting for Film & Television diploma (within the past five years), you can apply for the BPA program through the VFS to BPA block transfer agreement.

Through this pathway, students with a VFS Acting diploma will be awarded 75 credits towards the 87 credits required for entrance into the BPA program.
URL:Performing Arts at Capilano University
Length:9 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,643
International: $25,508

Cost shown is for Year 4 and includes fees.
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must have completion of a minimum 87 credits of 100-level or higher coursework as follows: 60 performing arts credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5; 6 English credits; 9 elective credits (non-performing arts); and 12 additional upper-level credits.

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Applicants must have completion of a minimum 87 credits of 100-level or higher coursework as follows: 60 performing arts credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5; 6 English credits; 9 elective credits (non-performing arts); and 12 additional upper-level credits. Applicants are also required to have: an Interview/audition, a Resume or CV, including relevant artistic/arts experience, two reference letters from non-related individuals familiar with the applicant?s creative work, and a Letter of Intent outlining ?As you see your future, what are the ways you can imagine working as an artist??
      Cost Notes : Cost shown is for Year 4 and includes fees.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 10, 2021

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