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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Dance at night 2019

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

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SCPA news and announcements

Campaign to end gender-based violence reminds us the work isn’t finished

Dec. 6 memorial event will honor victims of Montreal Massacre...

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UCalgary drama division teams up with The Shakespeare Company for Merchant of Venice

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Dance Montage celebrates 50 years of dance community

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They stand apart – UCalgary researchers whose work makes the most difference for others

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In the media

In the News: School of Creative and Performing Arts, in Calgary Herald

Preview: Powerhouse cast helps emerging artists deal with The Merchant of Venice's anti-semitism

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In the News: John Knight, Sofia Huarte, Sebastian Rueda Montes, Stefan Lauritsen and Ethan Ross, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

Preview: University theatre immerses itself in acclaimed Afghan war story

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In the News: John Knight, Master's Student, Creative and Performing Arts, in Hanna Herald

Preview: University theatre immerses itself in acclaimed Afghan war story

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In the News: Alumna Carmen Braden, Allen Gordon Bell, Laurie Radford, SCPA, In CBC North

Yellowknife composer named Classical Composer of the Year at BreakOut West music festival

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