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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


Major Matt Mason Collective<br /> $1000 Honorarium<br /> April 4th Deadline<br />...

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Thesis Study

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SCPA drama professor releases a book based on award-winning play

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In the media

In the News: Keith Johnstone, former Drama professor, SCPA, in The Hollywood Reporter

Keith Johnstone, Improv Trailblazer, Dies at 90

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In the News: Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in University Affairs

Did COVID kill creativity?

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In the News: Randi Edmundson, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

Hobson's Choice: Myths, fairy tales and flat-out laughs on tap at theatres this week

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In the News: Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in The Gauntlet

Just Breathe, Okâwîmâwaskiy offers a unique performance experience on climate anxiety

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