The Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen provides students with the skills necessary to begin a professional acting career in theatre, television and film.
The first year is comprehensive and introduces students to acting for stage and screen, improv, voice, movement, history, and backstage work. In the final two years of the program, students concentrate on performance and professional skills as well as directing, acting in film projects and in Theatre department mainstage productions. The ASAS faculty are professional theatre and screen artists so the combination of this comprehensive training and studying with working professionals will increase the chances of success for the graduates of this program.
- Vocal Development - Articulate clearly and appropriately to the context of the performance.
- Vocal Development - Use projection and vocal power in a range of performance genres.
- Vocal Development - Control and demonstrate skills for range, timbre and placement.
- Vocal Development - Understand and interpret the vocal requirements particular to the text.
- Physical Development - Master body awareness, coordination, posture, alignment and flexibility.
- Physical Development - Meet the physical requirements of various performance styles.
- Artistic Development - Understand and identify with the content of the text.
- Artistic Development - Focus energy, create and sustain the integrity of a performance.
- Artistic Development - Use well developed personal skills and an awareness of self in individual and group settings.
- Artistic Development - Integrate the techniques of acting, voice, and movement into a creative process.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.
Total program credits: 101.00
In some circumstances, with prior permission from the department, a student may substitute ASAS 190-195 and/or ASAS 290-295 to substitute for other required courses.
Advancement to 2nd Year (Term Three): Continuation in this program is through a competitive process and is determined by a department selection committee and is based on:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in Terms I and II plus successful completion of all coursework required in Year One of the program profile to qualify for an audition.
- An audition
- Professional Behavior Reports.
Advancement to 3rd Year (Term Five): Continuation in this program is through a competitive process and is determined by a department selection committee and is based on:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in Terms III and IV plus successful completion of all coursework required in Year Two of the program profile to qualify for an audition.
- An audition
- Professional Behavior Reports.
Oct 1, 2019 - Apr 7, 2020
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 6, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM
Note: Dates are subject to change.
How to apply
- Check the admissions requirements.
- Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
- Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
- Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
- Pay your application fee.
- Admissions will review your application and contact you.
General audition information
Step one: Apply
Apply to the Acting for Stage and Screen diploma program at Capilano University.
Step two: Schedule your audition
Once you have applied, the School of Performing Arts will schedule your audition/interview.
Step three: Submit your documents
Prior to your audition/interview, submit these documents:
- Letter of Intent: outline why you want to study Acting for Stage and Screen at CapU and briefly describe your theatre background, career goals and training;
- Letter of Recommendation: from a teacher or theatre professional;
- A recent photograph.
Please submit these documents to the School of Performing Arts office no later than one week before your audition. Documents not submitted must be brought to your audition.
Step four: Audition/interview
Once you have scheduled your audition time detailed information will be provided, including a selection of monologues. You will audition for a panel of faculty from the Acting for Stage and Screen program.
There are two components to the audition:
- An individual audition, comprised of a monologue and short interview;
- A group audition.
For applicants unable to audition in-person, the Theatre department at Capilano University will accept digital (such as YouTube) audition submissions.
Information for distance auditions will be sent to you by the School of Performing Arts. Distance applications include a monologue and a short time answering some general interview questions.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).Apply to CapU