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The Musical Theatre program is a career preparation course for those students who are serious about pursuing a career in the performing arts.

This intensive program consists of over 35 hours of weekly studio time with opportunities to perform through most of the six terms. Students will refine performance skills in acting, singing, dancing, screen acting, audition techniques, voice-over and learn the business side of the profession. With faculty drawn from the professional theatre and screen industries, the combination of this comprehensive training and the opportunity to study with working professionals will increase the chances of success for the graduates of this program. 

Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 4, 2022 – Apr 4, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2023

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 21, 2023

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Step one: Apply

Apply to the Musical Theatre (MUTH) diploma program at Capilano University.

Step two: Schedule your audition

The School of Performing Arts will schedule your audition/interview.

Step three: Submit your documents

Prior to your audition/interview, please submit the following required documents:

  • Letter of Intent: outline why you want to study MUTH at CapU and briefly describe your theatre background, career goals and training;
  • Letter of Recommendation: from a teacher or theatre professional;
  • A recent photograph.

Step four: Audition

You will audition for a panel of faculty from the Musical Theatre program. Once you have scheduled your audition time, detailed information will be provided, including a selection of monologues and songs.

There are two components to the audition:

  1. An individual audition, comprised of a monologue, a song and a short interview;
  2. A group audition comprised of a choreographed dance (which will be taught to you) using tap, jazz or ballet techniques and a group question and answer session. 

Distance auditions

While it is highly recommended that you audition in person, the Theatre department at Capilano University will accept digital (such as YouTube) audition submissions.

Information for distance auditions will be sent to you by the School of Performing Arts.

Distance applications include a monologue, a song, a short dance piece, as well as a short time in front of the camera answering some general interview questions, all of which we will provide.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

Step one: Apply

Apply to the Musical Theatre (MUTH) diploma program at Capilano University.

Step two: Schedule your audition

The School of Performing Arts will schedule your audition/interview.

Step three: Submit your documents

Prior to your audition/interview, please submit the following required documents:

  • Letter of Intent: outline why you want to study MUTH at CapU and briefly describe your theatre background, career goals and training;
  • Letter of Recommendation: from a teacher or theatre professional;
  • A recent photograph.

Step four: Audition

You will audition for a panel of faculty from the Musical Theatre program. Once you have scheduled your audition time, detailed information will be provided, including a selection of monologues and songs.

There are two components to the audition:

  1. An individual audition, comprised of a monologue, a song and a short interview;
  2. A group audition comprised of a choreographed dance (which will be taught to you) using tap, jazz or ballet techniques and a group question and answer session. 

Distance auditions

While it is highly recommended that you audition in person, the Theatre department at Capilano University will accept digital (such as YouTube) audition submissions.

Information for distance auditions will be sent to you by the School of Performing Arts.

Distance applications include a monologue, a song, a short dance piece, as well as a short time in front of the camera answering some general interview questions, all of which we will provide.

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

Apply Now

Are you ready to rise to the challenge?

Apply now to CapU

Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Contact Registrar's Office

Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $8,970 $1,691 $10,661
Year 2 $9,023 $1,691 $10,714
Year 3 $9,023 $1,691 $10,714
Total $27,016 $5,073 $32,089
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $25,153 $1,691 $26,844
Year 2 $24,715 $1,691 $26,406
Year 3 $24,715 $1,691 $26,406
Total $74,583 $5,073 $79,656

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Entrance Awards

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Term Awards

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Required Courses

First Year

Total credits: 34.00

Required:
ACTR 100Acting I3.00 credits
ACTR 101Acting II3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
MUS 124Musicianship Fundamentals I2.00 credits
MUTH 116Musical Theatre I3.00 credits
MUTH 117Musical Theatre II3.00 credits
MUTH 127Elements of Theatre for Musical Theatre3.00 credits
MUTH 170Dance for Musical Theatre I3.00 credits
MUTH 171Dance for Musical Theatre II3.00 credits
PMTI 100Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice I1.00 credits
PMTI 101Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice II1.00 credits
THTR 160Technical Theatre Fundamentals3.00 credits
ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher3.00 credits

 

Second Year

Total credits: 32.00

Required:
ACTR 200Acting III3.00 credits
ACTR 201Acting IV3.00 credits
MUTH 208Performance Project I3.00 credits
MUTH 209Performance Project II3.00 credits
MUTH 210Acting for Film and Television I3.00 credits
MUTH 211Acting for Film and Television II3.00 credits
MUTH 216Musical Theatre III3.00 credits
MUTH 217Musical Theatre IV3.00 credits
MUTH 270Dance for Musical Theatre III3.00 credits
MUTH 271Dance for Musical Theatre IV3.00 credits
PMTI 200Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice III1.00 credits
PMTI 201Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice IV1.00 credits

 

Third Year

Total credits: 32.00

Required:
ACTR 304Special Skills for the Performer I3.00 credits
ACTR 305Special Skills for the Performer II3.00 credits
MUTH 302Graduation Showcase2.00 credits
MUTH 308Performance Project III3.00 credits
MUTH 309Performance Project IV3.00 credits
MUTH 310Advanced Acting for Theatre and Film1.50 credits
MUTH 316Musical Theatre V3.00 credits
MUTH 318Ensemble Voice for Musical Theatre I2.00 credits
MUTH 319Ensemble Voice for Musical Theatre II2.00 credits
MUTH 320Techniques in Voice for Theatre and Film1.50 credits
MUTH 370Dance for Musical Theatre V3.00 credits
MUTH 371Dance for Musical Theatre VI3.00 credits
PMTI 300Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice V1.00 credits
PMTI 301Private Musical Theatre Instruction - Voice VI1.00 credits

Total program credits: 98.00

Additional information

Continuation Requirements:

Advancement to 2nd Year (Term Three): Continuation in this program is through a competitive process and is determined by a department selection committee and is based on:

- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in Terms I and II plus successful completion of all coursework required in Year One of the program profile to qualify for an audition.

- An audition

- Professional Behavior Reports.

Advancement to 3rd Year (Term Five): Continuation in this program is through a competitive process and is determined by a department selection committee and is based on:

- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in Terms III and IV plus successful completion of all coursework required in Year Two of the program profile to qualify for an audition.

- An audition

- Professional Behavior Reports.

Learning outcomes

  • Vocal Development - Demonstrate resonance, agility and articulation.
  • Vocal Development - Control and demonstrate appropriate range, timbre, pitch, register negotiation and placement.
  • Vocal Development - Understand and interpret the vocal requirements particular to the context of the performance.
  • Physical Development - Master body and spatial awareness, physical connection, coordination and flexibility.
  • Physical Development - Sustain posture and alignment in the context of performance and discipline.
  • Physical Development - Retain and execute choreography.
  • Physical Development - Meet the physical requirements of various performance styles.
  • Artistic Development - Demonstrate musicality, freedom and ease of creative expression in a clear and focused manner.
  • Artistic Development - Understand and identify with the content of the text.
  • Artistic Development - Integrate the techniques of acting, voice, and movement into a creative process.
  • Artistic Development - Focus energy to create and sustain the integrity of a performance.
  • Artistic Development - Employ well developed personal skills and an awareness of self in individual and group settings.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

Have a question?

Get in touch with us!

About this program

School of Performing Arts
604 984 4911
theatre@capilanou.ca

About this program

School of Performing Arts
604 984 4911
Fir Building, room FR101
theatre@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca