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Bachelor of Fine Arts – Theatre Transfer

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

November 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 13,572

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

This is a Transfor Program Students can complete up to two years towards an undergraduate degree at VIU and apply to the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, or Simon Fraser University for two more years of study. Most Canadian universities will accept VIU’s courses. Students intending to transfer should check with the receiving institution. VIU also offers a two-year Technical Theatre diploma program.

The Technical Theatre diploma program emphasizes the technical aspects of theatre to help fill the growing need across Canada for trained theatre technicians. Hands-on experience is fundamental to the program, and students will be learning the skills of technical theatre by working behind the scenes on a wide variety of shows. Students will be able to take theoretical and practical courses that explore topics such as props, costumes, sound, stage management, carpentry, running crew, front-of-house management, production management, technical direction, publicity, theatrical make-up, scene painting, special effects, and lighting. This program is open to full-time students only. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be awarded a Technical Theatre Diploma.

During each academic year, the Theatre department presents a season of plays and concerts and hosts professional touring theatre and dance companies, allowing students to work alongside theatre professionals

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2022
  • General admission requirements apply.
  • Interview.

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Acting I
  • Fundamentals of Acting II
  • Intro to Theatre I
  • Theatre History ITheatre Stagecraft I
  • Theatre Stagecraft II
  • Degree English Requirement
  • Two Electives

Year 2

  • Theatre from French Classicism to the Present I and II
  • Intermediate Stagecraft I
  • Intermediate Work in Acting I
  • Intermediate Stagecraft II
  • Intermediate Work in Acting II
  • Electives to make up a total of 30 credits
  • Fees - 33 credits* Amount Tuition (33 credits x $156.80 per credit) 5,174.40 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 206.98 
  • Student Services fee (33 credits x $6.93 per credit) 228.69 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies 700.00 
  • Total 6,752.27

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