Holland College | Performing Arts Foundation

Performing Arts Foundation

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus, Confederation Centre of the Arts
Credential: Certificate, Performing Arts Foundation
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance audition: view the detailed list of audition requirements.
  • 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.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2021/2022. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 5,698
Private Lessons $535
Student Union $168
Health Insurance Fee $410
Fitness Centre Fee $80
Graduation Fee $100
Total $ 6,991
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,875
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 3,117
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $250
Total $250

By the time you graduate, you will have gained the skills required for acceptance into more advanced training in your chosen area and will have audition pieces to use when you apply.

Program Overview

Please note: There will be no intake into this program in September 2021.

The Performing Arts Foundation program gives you a taste of all your career options — both in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Dance, acting, improv, singing — you’ll experience it all. Plus, you’ll explore the technical side of theatre, including stage management, stage carpentry, wigs and makeup, wardrobe, and prop construction.

By the time you graduate, you’ll know which role you want to play in this exciting industry and will be ready to go on to more advanced training.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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 feature on CBC Compass.

School of Performing Arts homepage



The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.



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