School of Performing Arts 

Conducting in Music Certificate 
8 months (20 credits) full-time 

Part-time available 

Classes start in September 

Runs alternate years

DESCRIPTION

Graduates will be able to conduct choral and

instrumental ensembles effectively and

confidently.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A two-year Music diploma, Bachelor of Music

or Bachelor of Education; interview.

Arts and Entertainment Management 
Diploma 
2 years (60 credits)  

Full-time or part-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Offers a broad range of topics in arts and

entertainment including a survey of the industry,

production and design, record label and

festival management, marketing, fundraising,

tour and artist management in both the

commercial and non-profit cultural sectors.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.*  

Interview.

Advanced Arts and Entertainment  
Management Certificate 
12 months (34 credits) full-time 

Starts in May

DESCRIPTION

Offers a broad range of topics in arts and

entertainment including marketing, financial

management, fundraising, tour and artist

management in both the commercial and

non-profit cultural sectors.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Two years of post-secondary education

including three credit hours of English or

Communications courses; interview.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Degree 
4 years (2 years after diploma) 

126 - 128.5 credits, full-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Graduates work as performers, teachers  

and composers, or continue their musical

development at the graduate level. Students

may choose to study one of the following

areas: arranging/composition and education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Capilano University Jazz Studies diploma

or acceptable transfer equivalent; interview;

theory, keyboard and aural skills placement

tests and audition for transfer students only.

Jazz Studies Diploma 
2 years (66 credits) full-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Graduates work as performers, teachers and

composers, or continue their musical education.

Ladders into the Jazz Studies degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.* A

minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%)

calculated on English 12 or English 12 First

Peoples and three academic Grade 12 courses.

Interview; audition (includes performance,

aural skills and sight-reading assessment and

theory entrance exam).

Music Diploma 
2 years (62 credits)  

Full-time and part-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Leads to careers in elementary and post- 

secondary education, private music instruction,

conducting, composition, musicology,  

performance, music therapy, music criticism

and music publishing. Some grads go on to

complete the Bachelor of Music Therapy  

and Jazz Studies degrees.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.*  

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%)

calculated on English 12 or English 12 First

Peoples and three academic Grade 12 courses.

Audition; theory test; ear test; interview.

Acting for Stage and Screen Diploma
3 years (100 credits) full-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

For those interested in a professional acting

career. Offers specialized training in acting for

stage and screen; voice and movement; private

vocal training; directing, and film and stage

projects.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.*  

Interview. Audition.

Musical Theatre Diploma 
3 years (97 credits) full-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

For those interested in a professional theatre

career. Offers specialized training in acting,

singing, dancing, voice production, film acting,

choreography and music theory.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.*  

Audition. Interview.

Technical Theatre Diploma 
2 years (63 credits) full-time 

Part-time available 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Prepares graduates for professional careers in

lighting, painting, props, sound, set construc-

tion and stage management.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.* Interview.

*Forhighschoolgraduation,EnglishandMathequivalencies,

aswellasEnglishlanguageproficiencyrequirements(e.g.,

TOEFL,ELA,IELTS,CAEL,PTE),seepage30-31.

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