Performing Arts (Bachelor)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Bachelor of Performing Arts
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Performing Arts
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Bachelor of Performing Arts
Length of Program
Three semesters
Admissions Requirements

The BPA program is the final (capstone) year, contributing 33 credits to the 120 credit bachelor's degree. 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)
  • applicant support materials to include:
    • two (2) letters of reference from non-related individuals familiar with the applicant's creative work
    • resume or CV including relevant artistic/arts management/technical experience
    • letter of intent, answering the questions:  "As you see your future, what are the ways you can imagine working as an artist?"
  • audition
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