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Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre
Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre

Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre

  • ID:DC010055
  • Level:University Preparation/ Transfer Program
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time / Part-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,160.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$2,650.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,160.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$2,650.00

* Students' Union Fee, Health Insurance, Student Activity Fee, Books and Supplies,U-Pass BC, etc

Estimated Total/program:
$67,820.00
Apply
60
Accept letter
100
Visa
20
Fly
1

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • High school graduation OR minimum 17 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and

  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and

  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs​

English requirements

You are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to Douglas College. You may demonstrate English language proficiency by completing and submitting proof of one of the following:

  • Overall score of 83 (minimum 21 in Writing for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs). Official test scores must be sent directly to Douglas College from ETS. Douglas College's institution code is: 9568. 
  • IELTS (Academic Module), Overall score of 6.5 (no band below 6.0 for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs)
    CAEL, Minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper based)
  • EIKEN Practical English, Minimum placement of Grade 1
  • LPI, LPI - minimum essay score 4
  • B.C. secondary school English 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of C (60%)
    B.C. secondary school Communications 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of B (73%) 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A – Standard Level , Minimum grade of 3 or C 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
    , Minimum grade of 3 or C 
  • Enrolment in a college or university level English or Communications course (recognized B.C. post-secondary institutions only), Minimum grade of C recommended
  • Graduation from a recognized bachelor or master degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language (Depending on the program of study, the length of the program and time since graduation, Douglas College may request English language proficiency scores to demonstrate English proficiency). ,
  • EC language school, Completion of the Advanced Level of the University Preparation program
  • ELS language school , Level 112 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • ILAC language school , University Pathway 3.3 Level 16 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • ILSC language school , University Pathway Level A2 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • KAPLAN PLI language school , Level C1 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • VGC International College , Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • Global Village language school, Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English), Minimum overall score of 56

Course Information

If you’ve always loved acting and can’t see yourself doing anything else, the two-year Theatre program at Douglas can get you started. In year one, you’ll take classes in speech, movement, acting, production and theatre history. You’ll also gain valuable experience working on the four major plays put on by second-year students as production assistant, working in the box office, setting up the opening night reception, as well as doing publicity and promotion.

In year two, you’ll continue with your classes and get on-stage acting experience working with professional directors, set designers and lighting specialists from the arts community, as well as students in the Stagecraft and Event Technology program. You’ll act in one major production each semester, applying the theory you learned in year one.

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Course Requirements:

To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Theatre, students must complete:

  • 18 or more credits (of the 60 credits required for their associate degree) in Theatre

  • nine of those 18 credits must be considered second-year courses. To qualify as a second-year course, a course must transfer to one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic, or UNBC) at the second-year level.

The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any B.C. college:

  • 6 credits (2 courses) first-year English* electives

  • 6 credits (2 courses) Humanities** electives

  • 6 credits (2 courses) Social Sciences** electives

  • 6 credits (2 courses) Arts** electives

  • 18 credits (6 courses) second-year Arts** electives in 2 or more subject areas

  • 3 credits (1 course) Lab Science elective

  • 3 credits (1 course) Math, Statistics or Computing Science elective

  • 3 credits (1 course) Math, Statistics or Science elective

  • 9 credits (3 courses) other University Transfer electives

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

In most cases, an Associate Degree will allow you to transfer to a university and enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average than those without the degree.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Services Plan

All international students studying for more than 6 months in BC are required to have basic medical coverage. 

This medical coverage is issued through the government of British Columbia and is called the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

MSP covers the cost of any medically required service provided by a physician enrolled with MSP. There is a monthly fee for this coverage and it is billed to you directly by the government. 

Effective January 1st 2020, the total cost of MSP will go up to $75 per month, per student.

Douglas Students' Union Health & Dental Plan

This extended coverage plan covers things that are not covered by the MSP, such as ambulance fee, vision care, dental care and prescription drugs. Full-time students registered in a Fall semester are automatically enrolled in the Student Health and Dental plan for $260 per year, charged as part of the tuition fees. The insurance period begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year.

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