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, Chilliwack North campus, Chilliwack campus at CEP

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

Gain a well-rounded introduction to all areas of theatre, including classes in acting and performance technical theatre, and theatre studies. The Theatre diploma is a two-year, 60 credit program that enhances your performance and technical theatre skills while deepening your appreciation of theatre.

You practice your craft and gain hands-on experience by working on UFV Theatre productions. The combination of theatre studies and hands-on learning is excellent preparation for teaching theatre or working in professional theatre.

Graduates of the diploma often transfer to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, at UFV, or elsewhere, or apply for professional theatre training programs.

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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