Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Spring Semester 2021 (January) Intake and onwards:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 3

Exception for Spring Semester 2021 (January) Intake: Duolingo 110 will be accepted as equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Additional Requirements

  • Audition 

Applicant Notes

  • Admission is dependent on the successful completion of an audition. Students must demonstrate sufficient talent indicating they have the potential to become a professionial person in the theatre arts.
  • Auditions are held in late April, early May in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa.
  • Applicants must indicate a high degree of commitment to pursuing a professional career in the theatre, film, TV, and related arts.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • It is strongly recommended that students be financially able to support themselves without having to work during the term. Because theatre arts students are requested to put in long and often irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, having an outside job is extremely difficult.
  • Students enrolled in the Acting Option are not permitted to take any performing jobs while registered without express permission from the Artistic Director. Senior students sometimes are given the opportunity to gain additional experience by working with professional theatres in Vancouver or working on a film/TV project.
  • Preference may be given to applicants:
    • who are at least 19 years of age (younger applicants are still considered)
    • who have two years of post-secondary education and/or work experience, not necessarily related to theatre arts

Application Deadline

  • April 13 for September and January Intakes

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2020 (September) Intake:

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  1. Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
  2. If you are an international student, you must meet the College English Proficiency requirement by satisfying one of the following:

    • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher;
    • TOEFL (internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing;
    • IELTS 6.5;
    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
    • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60;
    • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24;
    • LET (Langara English Test) Level 2;
    • ELA (English Language Assessment) 145 offered by Vancouver Community College (VCC);
    • Successful completion of LEAP Level 8;
    • Successful completion of English Studies 12 or equivalent (see note);
    • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit; or
    • Successful completion of VCC English 099.

Note: Applicants who completed BC English 12 or Communications 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Once admitted to Theatre Arts at Studio 58, students are required to take the Langara English Test (LET), or equivalent, to prove eligibility to take six credits of English necessary to complete the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 or arrange for transfer credit of a university-level English course acceptable to Langara.

Program Requirements

  • Admission is dependent on the successful completion of an audition. Students must demonstrate sufficient talent indicating they have the potential to become a professional person in the theatre arts.
  • Applicants must indicate a high degree of commitment to pursuing a professional career in the theatre, film, TV, and related arts. Auditions take place in April and May.
  • Good knowledge of the English language including the ability to speak, read aloud, and write clearly and correctly.

Program Preferences

  • Applicants who are at least 19 years of age (younger applicants are still considered)
  • Two years of post-secondary education and/or work experience not necessarily related to theatre arts

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

  • Completed application for admission form indicating which option desired: the Acting Option or the Production Option.
  • Should they be successful in their auditions, students must submit the following documents to complete their applications:
    • Official transcript(s)
    • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

Application and Supporting Documents Deadline

  • April 13. The Acting Option has intakes in September and January; the Production Option has an intake in January. Auditions for both options take place in April and May.

Program Notes:

  • It is strongly recommended that students be financially able to support themselves without having to work during the term. Because theatre arts students are requested to put in long and often irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, having an outside job is extremely difficult.
  • Students enrolled in the first four terms of the Acting Option are not permitted to take any performing jobs while registered in these terms. Senior students in both acting and production options sometimes are given the opportunity to gain additional experience by working with professional theatres in Vancouver and working on a film/TV project.

Auditions

  • Acting: For potential acting students, the audition will consist of the presentation of memorized monologues, improvisations, and a sight-reading.
  • Production: For potential production students, admission will be determined through an audition (see above) as well as completion of a project and an extensive interview.

Auditions for both Acting and Production Options are held in late April, early May in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa. Audition fee required.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Spring Semester 2021 (January) Intake and onwards:

Academic Requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older
International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

Category 3

Exception for Spring Semester 2021 (January) Intake: Duolingo 110 will be accepted as equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Additional Requirements

  • Audition 
  • Project 
  • Interview with program faculty member 

Applicant Notes

  • Admission is dependent on the successful completion of an audition and interview. Students must demonstrate sufficient talent indicating they have the potential to become a professional person in the theatre arts.
  • Auditions are held in late April, early May in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa.
  • Audition fees are required.
  • Applicants must indicate a high degree of commitment to pursuing a professional career in the theatre, film, TV, and related arts.
  • Admission to a program does not guarantee registration into required courses.
  • Students admitted to this program may need to take one or more additional English courses in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of the English courses required in this program.
  • It is strongly recommended that students be financially able to support themselves without having to work during the term. Because theatre arts students are requested to put in long and often irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, having an outside job is extremely difficult.
  • Senior students in Production Option are sometimes given the opportunity to gain additional experience by working with professional theatres in Vancouver or working on a film/TV project.

  • Preference may be given to applicants:
    • who are at least 19 years of age (younger applicants are still considered)
    • who have two years of post-secondary education and/or work experience, not necessarily related to theatre arts

Application Deadline

  • April 13 for January Intake

Please refer to the program application dates on the Application Information page.

Admission Requirements effective for students admitted to the Fall Semester 2020 (September) Intake:

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  1. Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
  2. If you are an international student, you must meet the College English Proficiency requirement by satisfying one of the following:

    • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher;
    • TOEFL (internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing;
    • IELTS 6.5;
    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
    • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60;
    • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24;
    • LET (Langara English Test) Level 2;
    • ELA (English Language Assessment) 145 offered by Vancouver Community College (VCC);
    • Successful completion of LEAP Level 8;
    • Successful completion of English Studies 12 or equivalent (see note);
    • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit; or
    • Successful completion of VCC English 099.

Note: Applicants who completed BC English 12 or Communications 12 prior to September 2019 may use these courses to satisfy this requirement.

Once admitted to Theatre Arts at Studio 58, students are required to take the Langara English Test (LET), or equivalent, to prove eligibility to take six credits of English necessary to complete the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 or arrange for transfer credit of a university-level English course acceptable to Langara.

Program Requirements

  • Admission is dependent on the successful completion of an audition. Students must demonstrate sufficient talent indicating they have the potential to become a professional person in the theatre arts.
  • Applicants must indicate a high degree of commitment to pursuing a professional career in the theatre, film, TV, and related arts. Auditions take place in April and May.
  • Good knowledge of the English language including the ability to speak, read aloud, and write clearly and correctly.

Program Preferences

  • Applicants who are at least 19 years of age (younger applicants are still considered)
  • Two years of post-secondary education and/or work experience not necessarily related to theatre arts

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

  • Completed application for admission form indicating which option desired: the Acting Option or the Production Option.
  • Should they be successful in their auditions, students must submit the following documents to complete their applications:
    • Official transcript(s)
    • LET or LPI scores (if applicable)

Application and Supporting Documents Deadline

  • April 13. The Acting Option has intakes in September and January; the Production Option has an intake in January. Auditions for both options take place in April and May.

Program Notes:

  • It is strongly recommended that students be financially able to support themselves without having to work during the term. Because theatre arts students are requested to put in long and often irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, having an outside job is extremely difficult.
  • Students enrolled in the first four terms of the Acting Option are not permitted to take any performing jobs while registered in these terms. Senior students in both acting and production options sometimes are given the opportunity to gain additional experience by working with professional theatres in Vancouver and working on a film/TV project.

Auditions

  • Acting: For potential acting students, the audition will consist of the presentation of memorized monologues, improvisations, and a sight-reading.
  • Production: For potential production students, admission will be determined through an audition (see above) as well as completion of a project and an extensive interview.

Auditions for both Acting and Production Options are held in late April, early May in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa. Audition fee required.