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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Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

University Theatre Services

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SCPA news and announcements

Graduate student internship shifts gears during COVID-19

Fine Arts master's student Zach Scalzo acquires new learnings and experience...

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A Commitment from the School of Creative and Performing Arts on Anti-Racism

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Class of 2020: Year of worldwide challenges presents opportunities for composer

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Students create online performances for annual Ignite! Festival

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In the media

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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In the News: Jeremy Brown, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

Calgary horn band Long Time No Time hits the Big Time with new live album

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

Hobson's Choice: Community and university theatre groups mine the classics

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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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