Dalhousie University

Theatre - Acting (BA)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Fountain School of Performing Arts
Field of Study:Acting
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Description:Whether your passion is for acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, costume design or construction, scenic design or carpentry, lighting, sound, props, stage management, or studying the history of theatre, the Fountain School of Performing Arts can give you what you need to get you started in your chosen career.
You might want to get out of your seat with a course in dance and movement. Create clothing from any period in history. Learn about stage design or historical costume. Get spontaneous with an improv course. Get hands on in a lab for set construction, props, projection design, lighting, and sound. Bring out your inner Shakespeare with a course in playwriting.
URL:Theatre - Acting (BA) at Dalhousie University
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $27,351

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


Careers:Actors and ComediansDirectors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have English 12, and four additional academic subjects.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]
Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html
Additional Admission Requirements:
    If you're applying to the Fountain School of Performing Arts as a Theatre major, please fill out the supplemental application form: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/apply/applying_for_undergraduate_studies/supplemental_forms.html

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 14, 2022