The School of Creative and Performing Arts
Together, we will contribute to the redefinition of artistry
The School of Creative and Performing Arts combines the disciplines of music, dance and drama to create a dynamic environment that fosters artistic innovation and excellence.
Established in 2013, we power exploration and discovery in the context of interdisciplinary exchange.
We strive to enrich student experiences that will unleash potential. We develop research outcomes to benefit society. And we build community connections that strengthen our ties within this dynamic environment.
We look to further innovate through scholarship, research and performance, connecting meaningfully with our communities, locally and around the world.
Student experiences to unleash potential
Invest in a different kind of energy
Energizing a hub for the arts
We are a hub of scholarship, research and performance.
The school connects to the broader community, our city and beyond. Our performance ties to community are fostered through our dynamic, state-of-the-art venues.
From the University Theatre to the outstanding Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, the school is creating a growing cultural hub for the arts in Calgary outside of the downtown district.
With more than 200 performances year-round, we offer a diverse range of contemporary and international productions in dance, drama and music.
Introducing children to performance arts
Since 1971, the drama division’s Wagonstage Children's Theatre has been bringing educational, interactive and entertaining theatre to community audiences.
Now produced in partnership with the Calgary Zoo, Wagonstage plays are written and directed by theatre professionals, and designed and acted by graduate and undergraduate students at the School of Creative and Performing Arts.
Civic partnerships contribute to healthy, vibrant communities and provide employment and development opportunities for our students.