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After a hard day in class
Our technical students build every set
Our 2nd and 3rd year students audition for every show of the season
Everything from Shakespeare to Childrens Theatre takes place in our state of the art NSCU Theatre for the Performing Arts
Our Grads are ready to meet the world
Our technical students get hired right out of graduation
Our musical theatre students are highly regarded in the theatre community.
Our students learn to conquer their fears
The Theatre department and its production company are committed to inspire bold, passionate and dedicated exploration of the art of performance and entertainment technology. We embrace the values of collaboration, discovery and the pursuit of excellence through practical skills taught in a variety of professional environments. Our highest aim is to graduate dedicated and ethical artists who will contribute positively to the Canadian and global entertainment industries.
Applications are accepted year round for our programs. We hold early auditions in January and May for entry into the programs which begins in September.
For January auditions, you must apply to the university by mid-December. For May auditions, you must apply to the university by March 31. You can apply on-line at our website www.capilanou.ca. On the application form, you may select the programs you wish to apply for. Please download the audition requirements below.
An applicant may audition or apply for the Theatre Department in Acting for Stage and Screen, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre, up to and including three times before the Theatre Department has a right to refuse an audition.
Classes are held in both the Arbutus Studio and the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts, which houses the Theatre department's season of plays. The theatre is complete with rehearsal hall, technical workshops, state-of-the-art equipment, a fly-tower and a 378-seat house. Theatre students enjoy exceptional access to these facilities and assist in running the theatres in a hands-on, educational experience.
Students are given the opportunity to work on Theatre department productions as well as work in various student films through the Professional Film Studies department. Each year the Theatre department mounts full-scale productions in the 378-seat North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as in its well-equipped and flexible Studio Theatre. Directors include experienced faculty, renowned guest artists and directing students in the program. The Theatre department produces four productions per year in which students work in settings simulating professional conditions. The goal is to foster professional discipline and to provide opportunities for students to practice skills learned in the classroom.
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