University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts, Interdisciplinary

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

Dance

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

Drama

Design your own program of study. Combine rigorous artistic creation with advanced academic inquiry.

UCalgary music students

Music

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

Landscape in Motion project celebrates Calgary landscapes through dance and landscape architecture

Collaboration between School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and School of Creative and Performing Arts explores landscapes through lens of human body

Bold arts production brings activist movement to life

Lights Out challenges the climate crisis narrative using resilience and hope instead of despair

Appointments - Office of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts announces interim Associate Dean, Research roles

School of Creative and Performing Arts hosts immersive dance experience on climate chaos

Just Breathe, Okâwîmâwaskiy features a decolonized perspective on taking action, runs Jan. 25-26

Happy Holidays from the Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate student designs the faculty’s 2023 holiday card

In the media

In the News arch magazine

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love AI

In the News Melanie Kloetzel, SCPA, in CBC Homestretch

Dance Research Conference

In the News Marie France Forcier, SCPA, in CBC Radio-Canada

Quand les traumatismes psychologiques s'invitent dans la danse

In the News Rod T. Squance, SCPA (Music), in The Daily Courier

The skill and communication of musicians gives audience a thrill

In the News Christine Brubaker, SCPA, in Yahoo! News Canada

The theatre we want in 2040? We used 'strategic foresight' to plan on the Prairies

Francine Cunningham - Calgary Distinguished Writers Program Wrap-Up Event, University of Calgary

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program Wrap-Up Event

Join Francine Cunningham as she reads work created during her residency, along with community members she had the privilege to work with on their writing and participants in the Indigenous Writer’s Circle.

May 29, 2024
6:30–8:30 p.m. 
Gallery Hall, TFDL

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