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.

School events

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

University Theatre Services

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SCPA news and announcements

Class of 2020: Emerging technologies extend possibilities for live theatre during pandemic

Beth Kates immerses herself in virtual reality theatre...

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Camera as character: UCalgary prof’s play goes digital and beyond

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Four University of Calgary scholars named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

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In the media

In the News: Edmond Agopian, Creative and Performing Arts, on CKUA

Honouring 250 years of Beethoven!

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

University theatre presents small but live performance

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In the News: Edmond Agopian, SCPA, in The Gauntlet

University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts to host online concert celebrating Black composers

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In the News: Aldona Jaworska and Czarina Zoleta, School of Creative and Performing Arts, in The Gauntlet

UCalgary playwrights and actors inspire COVID-19 Wagonstage productions

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