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Theatre Program

Follow your passion for acting and lay the foundation for your career in the performing arts. The two-year, full-time Douglas College Theatre Diploma Program provides you with professional training and education in five key areas: voice and speech, movement, acting, theatre history and production. You will work closely with students in the Stagecraft and Event Technology program to produce four major theatre productions and learn behind-the-scenes skills such as publicity and promotion.

Successful actors are self-aware, confident, and skilled in communication, empathy, observation, leadership and teamwork. These skills will not only prepare you for roles on stage, but also for a variety of other career paths within the arts and beyond; you could purse such roles as director, producer, casting agent, arts administrator, broadcaster or teacher.

Program Highlights

  • Get hands-on experience on-stage and backstage in four major theatrical productions.
  • Work with faculty who are experienced theatre, film and television professionals. 
  • Perform in the modern 350-seat Laura C. Muir Theatre as well as the Studio Theatre.
  • Earn university-transferable credits. Graduates often transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at universities both in Canada and abroad, such as UBC, SFU, UVic, University of Alberta, Sheridan College, University of Wales (UK) and more.

Auditions

Once you've been accepted to the College, you'll need to audition for the Theatre program. More details are available on our auditions page

Admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more

All details are in the Program and Course Catalogue

Questions? 

For general inquiries, please contact the Performing Arts Assistant at 604 527 5465 or by email at performingarts@douglascollege.ca

More About Theatre Program

Current Theatre productions

View our current Theatre productions.

Photo gallery

View our theatre production photos through our Flickr gallery.

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Why you should study Theatre at Douglas College

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Setting the Stage


Theatre student Jackson Boudreau discovers passion for bringing characters to life.

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Theatre, Stagecraft and Event Technology

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