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.
- 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.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
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Total program credits: 98.00
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.
Oct 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2021
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 5, 2021
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM
Note: Dates are subject to change.
How to apply
- Check the admissions requirements.
- Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
- Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
- Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
- Pay your application fee.
- Admissions will review your application and contact you.
General audition information
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.
Submit these documents to the School of Performing Arts no later than one week before your audition. Documents not submitted must be brought to your audition.
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:
- An individual audition, comprised of a monologue, a song and a short interview;
- 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.
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 the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).Apply to CapU
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