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Theatre Performance

In the Theatre Performance diploma program, you will gain the acting, voice and dance skills required for interdisciplinary performance, plus a comprehensive understanding of associated careers in the performing arts. You will be encouraged to develop your own artistic voice through courses such as Creativity and improvisation.

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to start your career, or continue training in a conservatory or university setting.

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 featured on CBC Compass.


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For class schedule and to register, please contact Kayla Shaw for Dance, Theatre, and Performing Arts Foundation.


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: 2 years
Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts and Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Theatre Performance
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
  • 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

  • Theatres
  • Cruise ships
  • Dinner theatres
  • Festivals
  • Musical theatre productions
  • Film and television

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 Theatre Performance program, contact:

  • Gaylene Carragher (902) 629-7032
  • Peggy Reddin (902) 629-1196


Degree Pathways

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

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