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Performing Arts Foundation


This program will give you a taste of all your career options—both in the spotlight and behind the scenes.

Dance, acting, improv, and singing—you’ll experience it all. Plus you’ll discover all the other skills necessary to make sure the show goes on, such as stage management, design, script notation, and more.

Upon graduation you’ll know which role you want to play in this exciting industry and will be ready to go on to more advanced training.

Check out this video created by our dance performance student Connor Sharpe:
Average Week” featuring the music “A Great Big World—This is the New Year”

Watch the School of Performing Arts feature on CBC Compass.


School of Performing Arts homepage

For class schedule and to register, please contact Kayla Shaw.


The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.



Audition Requirements

Auditions are by appointment – please contact Peggy Reddin by email or by phone at 902-629-1196 to schedule your audition. Auditions taking place April 22, 2018. To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts and Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Performing Arts Foundation
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance audition (See details above)
  • Résumé including related training, work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Graduate Opportunities

By the end of this program, you will have gained the skills required for acceptance into more advanced training in your chosen area, and will have prepared audition pieces.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 5135.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Performing Arts Foundation program, contact Peggy Reddin or Gaylene Carragher, tel: 902-629-7032.

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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