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Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment Red Deer College



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Related Careers
Graduates of the program will find and/or create work in the growing theatre, film, and live entertainment industries. They will be adaptable to multiple work environments, and may be employed in the following roles:

Film/Theatre Actor
Film/Theatre/Live Entertainment Creator
Film/Theatre/Live Entertainment Director
Camera Operator
Digital Editor
Production Designer
Sound Recorder
Production Manager
Special Effects Technician
Stage Manager
Sound Designer/Technician
Theatre/Live Event Technician
Production Management Assistant
Follow Spot Operator
Production Manager
Theatre/Live Event Electrician
Stage Carpenter
Scenic Painter
Property Building

The Program

Students who complete the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment will be well prepared for entry level work as performers, directors, producers, or technicians in mid to large sized theatres, film sets, and production companies, and they will also possess the skills and attributes to collaborate with others in the creative arts to develop independent projects that serve the film, theatre, and live event needs of local industry.

Built on a foundation of communication, storytelling, and business and entrepreneurial skills, the program offers the choice of three majors:

Throughout the program, students are given the opportunity to apply their learning through projects, live theatre productions, and short films. Students will also have scheduled time to work collaboratively on projects with other students in the School of Creative Arts, including those studying Visual Art and Animation and Visual Effects.

The 4th year of the program is dedicated to mentored work-related experience where students can work in a relevant industry or on independent projects.

Program Outcomes:

Film Production Major:

1. Practice teamwork and professionalism throughout the film pre-production, production, and post-production process.
2. Employ creativity and problem solving skills in the process of filmmaking.
3. Communicate clearly in verbal, written and visual forms within accepted film industry based parameters addressing diverse audiences.
4. Evaluate film production information and requirements.
5. Employ film production industry safety procedures.
6. Employ film production industry standard language and terminology.
7. Practice film production industry standard ethics and set etiquette.
8. Practice career, entrepreneurial and life management skills with growing confidence (networking, creative vision, marketing).
9. Analyze own and others’ work in order to provide and appropriately respond to feedback.
10. Recognize and discuss work of cultural and gender diversity (aboriginal/global/gender perspectives/awareness).
11. Demonstrate depth and breadth of skills in film (pre-production, production, post-production).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

Year 1: CAN $22,068; Year 2: CAN $21,455; Year 3: CAN $22,068; Year 4: CAN $18,390; Spring term fee: CAN $3,678 for all years


Jan-21, May-21


Red Deer College

100 College Boulevard,


Alberta (AB),

T4N 5H5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum 60% in ELA 30-1 and a minimum 50% in a Group A, B, or C course.

Graduation Requirements:

Students must pass all courses required for the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL (overall score): 83 iBT, 557 PBT
  • IELTS Academic (overall score): 6.5 with at least 5.5 on each band score
  • CAEL (overall score): 60 with at least 55 on each band score
  • MELAB (overall score): 77 with at least 72 on each band score
  • PTE (overall score): 59 with at least 56 on each band score
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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