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.

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

Four UCalgary scholars named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Scholars recognized for their remarkable contributions to the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada...

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Appointment of Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts

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Lanterns, camera, action! Immersive puppet-lantern performance honours return of the buffalo

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In the media

In the News: The Conversation Canada

Artists organize to offer new visions for tackling climate change

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In the News: Clem Martini, SCPA, in The Calgary Herald

Clem Martini turns award-winning book about caregiving for his brother into play

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In the News: Clem Martini, SCPA, in CTV News

Calgary playwright transforms family trauma into theatrical drama

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