The ECA Theatre Department provides advanced level, pre-professional training under the tutelage of practicing professional theatre artists. The curriculum models that of a college conservatory training program whereby students:

  • study established and emerging methods and techniques in the areas of acting, movement, and voice and speech; 
  • survey notable plays, playwrights, and styles throughout history, honing their skills of analysis and criticism;
  • explore playwriting, stage management, directing, technical theatre and design;
  • develop and create original work including theatre for social change; and
  • engage in workshops led by prominent master teaching artists.    

The Theatre department strives to bring the finest work to the stage, all the while with a committed respect of the artistic process, and a strong emphasis on collaboration and ensemble work. As a result, students acquire knowledge and develop communication skills that will prepare them for post-secondary and professional careers.  Students’ lives are enriched by the study, performance and appreciation of theatre within a diverse learning environment.


To apply for Admission to the Theatre Department, please visit the Application Process Page.

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