Canadian College of Performing Arts

Victoria, BC

Managing Artistic Director: Caleb Marshall (He/Him)

Inspired by his mentors and the early acting greats Caleb Marshall shares his process to unlock impulse, activate the emotional system, ground you in the moment and come from a truthful place.

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Canadian College of Performing Arts

“I would have to say CCPA is at the leading edge of giving a huge cross-section of options… I would suggest that there are few curriculums as all-encompassing.”

- Independent Artistic Assessment for the Department of Canadian Heritage

Two-year Performing Arts Diploma is designed to train students in acting, voice and dance. The technical training is complemented by maximized performance opportunities and career management courses, both starting in the first term, with direct links to opportunities in the theatre, recording, and film industries.

One-year Performing Arts Certificate is designed for working professionals or students with relevant post-secondary degree who wish to upgrade their skills with a customized program. The certificate program offers 33 weeks of intensive training in acting, singing, dance, and career management, customized for each student according to their previous experience and skill level. The program offers advanced instruction in the performing arts (acting, singing, dancing) and a focus on career development with direct links to opportunities in the theatre, recording, and film industries.

The Applied Performing Arts Diploma provides graduates of either the two-year performing arts diploma or one-year performing arts certificate a unique opportunity to expand their repertoire and business acumen as they produce three productions as a Studio Ensemble, guided by established guest directors. In this 21-week intensive program, students continue in dance classes, private and group voice studies, acting, and career management workshops, while being mentored by working professionals in all areas of production and design. 

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