This program has been suspended and the University is not accepting new applications.
We thank you for considering Mount Royal University and we hope to be able to continue assisting you in your academic pursuits.
The University is committed to ensuring that all current students will be given the opportunity to complete their programs of study at Mount Royal within a reasonable time frame.
Students pursuing other programs at Mount Royal University will not be affected.
Make the world your stage by studying with those who share your passion in southern Alberta’s only conservatory-style theatre program. Mount Royal’s two-year Theatre Arts Diploma provides rigorous training in small groups, fostering a passionate community of students who go on to careers in either performance or in technical.
In the spotlight
The Performance stream focuses on the skills you’ll need as an actor. In addition to acting classes, you will also study movement, voice, stage fighting and film performance. The specially designed curriculum also includes participation in Mount Royal’s theatre season, which includes:
Behind the scenes
The Technical Production stream gives you hands-on experience behind the scenes for a variety of high-profile productions. In our fly theatre, black-box theatre and new lighting lab, you will train on industry-specific, state-of-the-art equipment, such as:
Learning from the pros
In addition to working with faculty members who are active in the professional theatre community, students also attend local live theatre productions every week and have the opportunity to meet with writers, actors, directors and technicians.
In the Performance stream, master classes, residencies and workshops with professionals allow you to hone your acting skills, including:
Students in the Technical stream work on touring and stage productions, getting hands-on experience with:
Theatre Arts graduates are accomplished professionals who work in theatre, film and television across Canada. Spurred on by the collaborative spirit of the program, many graduates also form their own small theatre companies.
Your job title could be:
Many graduates go on to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts. A large number of Mount Royal courses are transferable to the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and University of Victoria. Alternatively, graduates may choose to audition for the National Theatre School of Canada, the Banff Centre or other schools in Canada or abroad.