What will I learn?

Overview

The Bachelor of Performing Arts is a full-time, cohort-based capstone program that enrols 25 students in a fourth year. Students earn the last 33 credits of a 120-credit bachelor’s degree over nine months.

The degree is conferred in partnership with Capilano University and Douglas College.


Curriculum Framework

Semester I

Course Title Credits
BPAC 4000 Contemporary Cultural Practices 3
BPAC 4001 Canadian Cultural Policy and the Performing Arts 3
BPAC 4002 Advanced Production Planning I 3
BPAC 4003 Studies in Interdisciplinary Creation and Collaboration 6

Semester II

Course Title Credits

  • BPAC 4004 Contemporary Performance Practices 3
  • BPAC 4005 Advanced Production Planning II 1.5
  • BPAC 4006 Strategic Career Planning 1.5
  • BPAC 4007 Interdisciplinary Performance and Production 12

Semester III

Course Title Credits
BPAC 4007 Interdisciplinary Performance and Production Continued from Sem. II

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,360.00 (US$ 14,608) per year
Application deadline

31 January 2022

Start date

9 May 2022

Venue

Douglas College

New Westminster Campus,

700 Royal Avenue,

NEW WESTMINSTER,

British Columbia (BC),

V3M 5Z5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system); One course short of BC secondary school graduation; 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance; 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year; Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years. English Language Proficiency Requirement: LPI - minimum essay score 4; TOEFL iBT - minimum score 83; IELTS - minimum overall band test score 6.5 (academic module only); EIKEN Practical English - minimum placement of Grade 1; CAEL - minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper based); Cambridge English CAE- minimum score 75 or "B"; Cambridge English CPE - minimum score 60 or "C"; Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 8 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - minimum score of 56.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the BPA, applicants must meet the following requirements:

a minimum of 87 credits of course work comprising:

  • 60 performing arts credits in an approved program, or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • 6 English credits
  • 9 elective credits (non-performance courses)
  • 12 upper level credits (performing arts or elective)

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

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