Canadian College of Performing Arts


The Canadian College of Performing Arts is built on education, artistic excellence and community. Our three unique conservatory style post-secondary training programs offer emerging artists intensified skill-based alternatives to academically oriented university programs. Classes are rigorous and offered to the highest professional standards by elite faculty and guest artists, to produce well-rounded performing artists of exceptional caliber with a strong work ethic and business acumen.

Founded in 1998, the College has over 650 alumni who have successfully entered the industry as performers and active artistic leaders. As one of the most uniquely focused training programs in western Canada, the College has brought hundreds of artists together in collaboration as coaches, educators and trainers. Having an institution like the College in Victoria BC, national in its scope and ambition, is a rare gateway for emerging Canadian artists to find success in the professional performing arts industry.
Our graduates are performers working on nearly every stage in Canada, on Broadway, and in film, television and recording studios.
Our graduates are creators: writers, composers, and choreographers adapting their art form to the ever changing mediums of performance.
Our graduates are arts administrators leading Canada’s cultural community.
Our graduates are teachers and mentors nurturing the artists of tomorrow.
85% of our graduates reported working professionally or continuing studies one year after graduating.

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