Theatre

Theatre Diploma

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Diploma

Duration:
Two years

Format:
Full time
Options:
Easily transfer into to UFV BA programs

How to apply

Start date:
January, September 

Location:
Abbotsford campus

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • Participate in professional UFV theatre productions and gain hands on experience
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Theatre diploma is a 60-credit program that introduces students to all areas of theatre, including acting, stagecraft, and performance studies. All students enrolled in the diploma gain applied, practical experience by working on UFV Theatre productions.

The Theatre diploma is for anyone interested in learning more about theatre, the performing arts, or performance studies. It is suitable for people from a wide range of backgrounds, including direct-entry from high school, international students, mature students, adults who wish to access life-long learning opportunities, and Indigenous students. Applicants do not need to have theatre experience.

Students graduate from the Theatre diploma with enhanced performance and stagecraft skills, a deep appreciation of theatre and performance, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively. Students can ladder into the BA Theatre Major, extended minor, or minor.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

Because most jobs in the performing arts are short-term assignments, most actors, directors, and producers are self-employed. Hiring a reputable agent to represent you can help boost your success.

Mastering special skills such as dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, acrobatics, juggling, horseback riding, sword fighting, archery, martial art, or stunt work can open additional employment opportunities.

Jobs also exist in related areas such as stage management, set or costume design, event promotion, lighting or sound management, scriptwriting, stunt coordination, fundraising, commercial video production, and more.

Many theatre grads also use the communication, teamwork, and management skills they have acquired to excel in other fields such as business, public relations, advertising, hospitality, arts administration, or education.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

View Theatre diploma entrance requirements in the UFV Calendar

OTHER ADMISSION CATEGORIES

This program is open for international students

QUESTIONS?

Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 2492
Email: theatre@ufv.ca
Or ask online

Description

The close nature of UFV Theatre has nurtured my growth as an artist and set up a path to continue my growth as a scholar and fight director. I came as an emerging actor and since then I have had roles like actor, assistant stage-manager, designer, operator, director and choreographer.

  • – Phaydra-Rae Gagnon
  •    UFV Theatre student

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