School of Creative and Performing Arts

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization at the School of Creative and Performing Arts

April 1, 2021

The events of 25 May 2020 were the catalyst for an unprecedented international mobilization focussed on urgent issues of racism and discrimination. While the death of George Floyd galvanized a global sense of outrage, it also served to highlight a necessity for change that has a long, complex and deeply troubling history. To face and address these dynamics, we are currently working on a range of initiatives with the objectives of community consultation, self-education, and concrete short-, medium- and long-term action.

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.

School events

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

University Theatre Services

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

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News and Announcements

Apply to be an SCPA Peer Supporter!

SCPA Peer Support Program – Winter 2022...

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Student Auditions

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A Call to All SCPA Students to Perform in a New Work

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SCPA Peer Support Network

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In the media

In the News: Fangzheng (Nick) Wang, SCPA, in CTV News

Banned Chinese drama by Nobel-winning author remounted on University of Calgary stage

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In the News: Fangzheng (Nick) Wang, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

A metaphor for the Chinese Cultural Revolution, The Bus Stop takes on new meaning in pandemic

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In the News: Pil Hansen, SCPA, Frontier in Psychology

Performance in Theatre and Everyday Life: Cognitive, Neuronal, and Applied Aspects of Acting

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