Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Arts and Community Studies
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Description: If you’re a theatre buff or have acting chops, a stage isn’t the only option for you. The Bachelor of Arts Community Studies, Major in Applied Theatre offered at CBU takes a unique and practical approach to theatre. This high quality program weaves the art of theatre into a career path that progresses, educates or aids your community; taking your training beyond the traditional theatre major.

Applied Theatre is designed as a major in the four-year Bachelor of Arts Community Studies. The program focuses on traditional theatrical skills like acting, writing, directing, and technical production applied through process-oriented, experiential and in-community learning. We educate our students to see theatre as an opportunity to provide creative solutions within their community. This program takes drama outside of conventional theatre spaces, leveraging the art in different contexts and situations. The Applied Theatre Major really opens students’ eyes to accessible avenues where they can integrate their passion for theatre, including museums, heritage sites, professional and governmental organizations, schools, and other community initiatives.

URL: Applied Theatre at Cape Breton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024
Careers: Actors and Comedians,Directors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

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 (academic or advanced) and 4 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level courses, with a minimum overall average of 65%.