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. Please note: The next auditions take place on Sunday, April 19.
  • 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.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fee is an additional $4,000 per year.
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
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

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.

Meet the Performing Arts instructors here.

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

Audition Date

To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program.

Please note: The next auditions take place on Sunday, April 19.

To audition, contact Peggy Reddin by email at preddin@confederationcentre.com or by phone at 902-629-1196

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



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