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What will I learn?

Theatre is not just about acting. It is a collaboration that relies on the talents of designers, lighting and sound technicians, carpenters, painters, media and box office administrators. The more things you can do with knowledge and flair, the more useful you will be to the theatre, to yourself and to your community.

Acadia’s Theatre program gives you a strong grounding in theatre, as well as professional preparation from faculty members. There are two main streams of study within the program – performance and production. The performance stream offers you a solid foundation in acting, movement, voice, theatre history, and dramatic literature, and includes the opportunity to perform or to work backstage in the productions of the Acadia Theatre Company. The production stream is a multi-disciplinary program that allows you to focus your studies on the backstage elements of theatre instead of on performance.

The Acadia Theatre Company produces two shows a year from the modern, classic and international repertoire. In addition, the company stages a Minifest of original one act plays each year. These are directed, performed, stage-managed, designed, lighted, and costumed by Acadia theatre students under the supervision of theatre faculty.

Be Inspired

Acadia’s small class sizes and hands-on work, both on stage and back stage, mean our students get to know each other quickly and learn the team skills required for successful theatre. Acadia’s emphasis on strong academics and production experience, combined with individual attention and excellent introductory theatre training, produces a graduate who is flexible, well rounded and able to think independently.

Future Careers

Any career featuring communication and collaboration

  • Art therapy
  • Arts administration
  • Directing/dramaturgy
  • Education
  • Law
  • Media/entertainment
  • Performance/acting
  • Politics/civil service
  • Production
  • Public relations/marketing/advertising

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$19,543.00 (US$ 14,388) per year
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

9 January 2023


Faculty of Arts

Room 224, Beveridge Arts Centre,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Those applying to the Bachelor of Theology normally have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with five Grade 12 academic courses, including English 12 (or equivalent), and a minimum overall average of 70%. A grade of 2.0 is necessary for each course to apply that course toward the Bachelor of Theology degree. A CGPA of 2.0 is necessary to graduate.

For international students

All programs require senior high school completion for admission.

English Requirements

TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest below 20

IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0

CAEL/CAEL Online - 70 with no subtest score below 60

PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam (CAE): Pass A,B or C - 180 or above with no subtest score below 173

PELMO - 65 with no section below 30

Cambridge B2 First Exam (FCE): Pass A - 180 with no subtest score below 173

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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