Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Language, Literature and Performing Arts > Performing Arts (Bachelor's degree) > Audition and interview
Please apply early, as applications may not guarantee an audition. Once you have applied and we have confirmed your eligibility, we will arrange an audition/interview.
Once you have applied, please submit the following support material to the BPA office:
The BPA program will move to Capilano University for the 2019 intake.
Upcoming Audition Dates for 2019: TBD Click here for more information on the Capilano University website.
** Please note that it takes time for us to review applications and transcripts to assess your eligibility for auditions, and audition spots can fill up quite quickly.**
In order to prepare fully for your interview in advance, you should familiarize yourself with what will be required. Everyone will be asked for an audition of some kind as described below.
First and foremost, there will be no audio/visual aids supplied for this interview and you must bring everything you need for your individual presentation.
The Bachelor of Performing Arts is an interdisciplinary program that focuses heavily on creating new work. Your audition must include original pieces that you have created. You will be expected to present 2 short pieces for your audition:
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Following your audition, you will be asked a series of questions, and you will be given time to consider them. These questions will focus on your aspirations as an artist and how you see yourself fitting into the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree.
It is very important that we audition and interview our candidates in person and we suggest that you make every effort to attend. Candidates who are unable to attend in person will be asked to submit their audition electronically, we will then arrange the interview by Skype.
If you have any questions about the audition and interview, please do not hesitate to contact us the BPA office.
This is a final fourth-year level degree program. It will require a level of writing and research ability that you may not have experienced in your diploma or other post-secondary training. Writing and researching at a fourth-year level is rigorous, and you would be advised to prepare yourself for this experience in advance. We have a Learning Centre to help you once you are accepted and on campus, but you may consider reading the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition, 2009. It is a recommended text for one of our courses.