Program Highlights

The Musical Theatre program is a career preparation course for those students who are serious about pursuing a career in the performing arts.

This intensive program consists of over 35 hours of weekly studio time with opportunities to perform through most of the six terms. Students will refine performance skills in acting, singing, dancing, screen acting, audition techniques, voice-over and learn the business side of the profession. With faculty drawn from the professional theatre and screen industries, the combination of this comprehensive training and the opportunity to study with working professionals will increase the chances of success for the graduates of this program. 

  • Vocal Development - Demonstrate resonance, agility and articulation.
  • Vocal Development - Control and demonstrate appropriate range, timbre, pitch, register negotiation and placement.
  • Vocal Development - Understand and interpret the vocal requirements particular to the context of the performance.
  • Physical Development - Master body and spatial awareness, physical connection, coordination and flexibility.
  • Physical Development - Sustain posture and alignment in the context of performance and discipline.
  • Physical Development - Retain and execute choreography.
  • Physical Development - Meet the physical requirements of various performance styles.
  • Artistic Development - Demonstrate musicality, freedom and ease of creative expression in a clear and focused manner.
  • Artistic Development - Understand and identify with the content of the text.
  • Artistic Development - Integrate the techniques of acting, voice, and movement into a creative process.
  • Artistic Development - Focus energy to create and sustain the integrity of a performance.
  • Artistic Development - Employ well developed personal skills and an awareness of self in individual and group settings.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$8794 $1638 $10432
Year 2$8846 $1638 $10484
Year 3$8846 $1638 $10484
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$26486 $4914 $31400

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.

First Year

Total credits: 34.00

ACTR 100Acting I3.00 credits
ACTR 101Acting II3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
MUS 124Musicianship Fundamentals I2.00 credits
MUTH 116Musical Theatre I3.00 credits
MUTH 117Musical Theatre II3.00 credits
MUTH 127Elements of Theatre for Musical Theatre3.00 credits
MUTH 170Dance for Musical Theatre I3.00 credits
MUTH 171Dance for Musical Theatre II3.00 credits
PMTI 100Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice I1.00 credits
PMTI 101Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice II1.00 credits
THTR 160Technical Theatre Fundamentals3.00 credits
ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher3.00 credits


Second Year

Total credits: 32.00

ACTR 200Acting III3.00 credits
ACTR 201Acting IV3.00 credits
MUTH 208Performance Project I3.00 credits
MUTH 209Performance Project II3.00 credits
MUTH 210Acting for Film and Television I3.00 credits
MUTH 211Acting for Film and Television II3.00 credits
MUTH 216Musical Theatre III3.00 credits
MUTH 217Musical Theatre IV3.00 credits
MUTH 270Dance for Musical Theatre III3.00 credits
MUTH 271Dance for Musical Theatre IV3.00 credits
PMTI 200Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice III1.00 credits
PMTI 201Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice IV1.00 credits


Third Year

Total credits: 32.00

ACTR 304Special Skills for the Performer I3.00 credits
ACTR 305Special Skills for the Performer II3.00 credits
MUTH 302Graduation Showcase2.00 credits
MUTH 308Performance Project III3.00 credits
MUTH 309Performance Project IV3.00 credits
MUTH 310Advanced Acting for Theatre and Film1.50 credits
MUTH 316Musical Theatre V3.00 credits
MUTH 318Ensemble Voice for Musical Theatre I2.00 credits
MUTH 319Ensemble Voice for Musical Theatre II2.00 credits
MUTH 320Techniques in Voice for Theatre and Film1.50 credits
MUTH 370Dance for Musical Theatre V3.00 credits
MUTH 371Dance for Musical Theatre VI3.00 credits
PMTI 300Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice V1.00 credits
PMTI 301Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice VI1.00 credits


Total program credits: 98.00

Program Notes

Continuation Requirements:

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.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Apr 5, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

General audition information

Step one: Apply

Apply to the Musical Theatre (MUTH) diploma program at Capilano University.

Step two: Schedule your audition

The School of Performing Arts will schedule your audition/interview.

Step three: Submit your documents

Prior to your audition/interview, please submit the following required documents:

  • Letter of Intent: outline why you want to study MUTH at CapU and briefly describe your theatre background, career goals and training;
  • Letter of Recommendation: from a teacher or theatre professional;
  • A recent photograph.

Submit these documents to the School of Performing Arts no later than one week before your audition. Documents not submitted must be brought to your audition.

Step four: Audition

You will audition for a panel of faculty from the Musical Theatre program. Once you have scheduled your audition time, detailed information will be provided, including a selection of monologues and songs.

There are two components to the audition:

  1. An individual audition, comprised of a monologue, a song and a short interview;
  2. A group audition comprised of a choreographed dance (which will be taught to you) using tap, jazz or ballet techniques and a group question and answer session. 

Distance auditions

While it is highly recommended that you 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, a song, a short dance piece, as well as a short time in front of the camera answering some general interview questions, all of which we will provide.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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