Founded in 1998 and known Nationally as one of the most uniquely focused training programs in western Canada, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Victoria, BC has over 700 alumni who have successfully entered the industry as performers and active artistic leaders. The CCPA is offering upcoming engagement and audition events taking part virtually and in-person.
CCPA also offers a unique conservatory-style post-secondary training programs, where emerging artists receive intensified skill-based alternatives to academically oriented university programs:
- Diploma Program Brochure: Our Two-Year Conservatory Style Program
- Certificate Program Brochure: Our 8 month Performing Arts Certificate
- Applied Program Brochure: Our 6 month Applied Performing Arts Diploma
Classes are rigorous, personalized, and offered at the highest professional standards from expert instructors, mentors, and guest artists. In addition to classes, workshops, and rehearsals, students must complete Professional Development Credits to expand their experience beyond the classroom in areas such as Arts Administration and Production.
All our programs offer dynamic performance opportunities, professional collaborations with current industry practitioners, and a higher number of program hours compared to CCPA’s competitors, resulting in a total of 85% of graduates working professionally one year after graduating as:
- Performers working on nearly every stage in Canada, on Broadway, and in film, television and recording studios,
- Creators, writers, composers, and choreographers adapting their art form to the ever-changing mediums of performance,
- Arts administrators leading Canada’s cultural community,
- Teachers and mentors nurturing the artists of tomorrow.
To register for an event contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48hrs in advance of the event with your name, contact details, and desired event. We will follow up with all essential details, including zoom links for virtual events and arrival information for any events on campus.
CCPA Experiences Event Schedule
Tuesday November 15 2022
Study At CCPA: Virtual Q&A Info Session
This session will offer you opportunities to speak with alumni, faculty, and staff about any questions that you may have about the CCPA experience, and the application and audition process.
Saturday December 17 2022
12:00PM – 4:00PM PST
Virtual Spend A Day
Our second Spend A Day event of 2022 will be held virtually so prospective students from far and wide will be able to access our Q&A’s, virtual workshops, and watch a complimentary online performance of our Year II Production: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, adapted and directed by Janet Munsil.
Friday January 13 2023
Time to be determined by participant’s time zones
Virtual International Application:
Q&A Info Session
Applying from outside of Canada? In this virtual Q&A session you will learn basic audition tips and best practices to follow as you prepare your video audition. You will
also have opportunities to ask questions and address any concerns that you may have about the international application and audition process.
Wednesday February 15 2023
4:00PM – 5:00PM PST
Virtual Domestic Application:
Q&A Info Session
Applying from within Canada? During this session you will learn basic audition tips and best practices to follow as you prepare your video audition. You will also have
opportunities to ask questions and address any concerns that you may have about the application and audition process.
Application & Audition Timeline
Friday January 27 & Saturday January 28 2023
International Auditions Commence
Our live virtual auditions for any prospective students applying from outside of Canada begin early as more time is required to complete the Study Permit application process through Immigration Canada. Be sure to book your spot through our Registrar before January 20 for a guaranteed audition time slot. Full international and domestic applications received by Wednesday March 1 2023 will be guaranteed an interview time slot for the Audition Tour.
Monday February 6 2023
International Offers Commence
Our first round of international acceptance offers are sent out following the first round of international auditions.
Wednesday March 15 to Saturday March 18 2023
National & International Audition Tour Week
Domestic Auditions Commence
Please note your audition paperwork must be submitted by March 1 2023 to secure a time slot during the Audition Tour. Audition sessions will take place virtually on Zoom, and in-person auditions will take place on campus in Victoria on Saturday March 18 2023.
Thursday March 30 2023
All Domestic Acceptance Offers Commence
After completion of the Audition Tour, all auditions (Zoom or Video) will be reviewed and acceptance offers made subject to placement availability. If you require any additional information on the acceptance process please contact our Registrar.
Virtual Audition Information
Applicants can apply by sending in a pre-recorded video, through a live virtual zoom audition, or during our Annual Audition Tour. Zoom auditions continue to be the preferred method as they provide the opportunity for CCPA’s Directors to engage with you as an artist. Please submit your full application paperwork as soon as possible in order to book an interview.
Video auditions will be accepted at any time for the September 2023 intake. They will be reviewed and offers made based on the above timeline. Any video auditions received by March 19 will be reviewed for consideration, auditions received after this date will be reviewed subject to availability and limited spaces. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by as soon as possible.