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School of Creative and Performing Arts

Why Creative and Performing Arts?

Our aim is to reimagine artistry for the 21st century through a careful balance of tradition and innovation. We explore both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on dance, drama and music. We engage with history and the contemporary world in order to become rigorously trained and intellectually agile.

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Undergraduate programs


Combine intensive studio training and rigour with experimentation. Inspire intellectual inquiry. Nurture your passion and share your love of dance with others.

Baby birds performance

Undergraduate programs


Design your own program of study. Combine rigorous artistic creation with advanced academic inquiry.

UCalgary music students

Undergraduate programs


Unleash your creativity and explore how ideas and emotions are communicated through sound. Experience focus, discipline, collaboration and independence.

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University Theatre Services

See a show. Book a venue. Organize a conference. Get production assistance.

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News and Announcements

Calgary community support turns UCalgary music student into ukulele rock star

Mustafa Kamaliddin is first in North America to play ukulele at master’s recital...

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UCalgary welcomes nation’s top scholars to annual Royal Society of Canada festivities

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School of Creative and Performing Arts debuts The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals to celebrate Lunar New Year

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In the media

In the News: Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in The Gauntlet

Just Breathe, Okâwîmâwaskiy offers a unique performance experience on climate anxiety

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In the News: Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in CBC The Homestretch

Just Breathe Mother Earth

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In the News: Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in Corporate Knights

Climate muse: Eco-artists hope to inspire in the face of crisis

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In the News: SCPA students, Creative and Performing Arts, in Livewire Calgary

Shakespeare gets ’70s twist in UCalgary production of Much Ado About Nothing

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