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

UCalgary receives $18.8M as part of major federal investment

Health, humanities, science and engineering research all supported through federal grants...

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Class of 2021: Young pianist who left Chicago to study at UCalgary goes home ready to take on the world

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Class of 2021: From equations to ethnomusicology

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Class of 2021: Mixing money and music is a pathway to success for graduating student

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In the media

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

The orchestral experience amidst a pandemic

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In the News: Christine Brubaker, SCPA, in The Calgary Herald

How 14 months of COVID-19 and lockdowns impacted the arts in Canada

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In the News: Clem Martini, SCPA; Gina Starblanket, Political Science; Amy LeBlanc, Master's Student, English, in The Calgary Herald

Alberta literary award nominations announced

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In the News: Morountodun Okedara, Alumna, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

Black history cabaret celebrates femininity with seven homegrown artists

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