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Here Is Why You Should Study Theatre Diploma at UFV

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Here Is Why You Should Study Theatre Diploma at UFV

University of Fraser Valley Overview

The University of Fraser Valley (UFV), located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, is a public university in Canada that has been providing quality education and a top academic environment to students worldwide. Every year, many domestic and international students are enrolled in various programs at UFV. The school boasts of its excellent and well-versed faculty that help students thrive towards success. 


The programs at UFV meet educational standards at the provincial, national, and international level, including a prestigious EFMD EPAS accreditation for their School of Business.

UFV has four campuses in the beautiful Fraser Valley of BC located in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope. 

Students can get enrolled in:

  • Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees
  • Associate degrees
  • College certificates and diplomas
  • Co-operative education 
  • Post-degree certificate in Data Analysis
  • English-language upgrading

UFV offers 17 bachelor’s degrees, 1 post-degree certificate, and over 100 certificate and diploma programs. Students can choose from a variety of subjects including:

  • Business
  • Science 
  • Media Arts 
  • Fine Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Arts 
  • Aviation 
  • Agriculture 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Global Development Studies
  • Data Analysis Post-degree Certificate and more! 

Flexible options offered to the students by UFV

The students have the flexibility to:

  • take classes online or offline
  • upgrade some from one-year certificates to a degree program
  • change the program, or transfer to another B.C. university with full credit

Study Theatre Diploma at UFV

Were you fascinated by looking at the theatre artists on a big stage attracting everyone with their gestures and eyes? Yes, this is the art of theatre artists who present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience on stage or in a specific place. The performers, actors, and actresses usually communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gestures, music, dance, and songs. It has all the elements of art, such as painted scenery as the backdrop and other props used by the artists. Studying this art is certainly fun!

Course Credential: Diploma / 60 credit

Duration: Two years

Location: Abbotsford & Chilliwack Campus

What skills do the students learn?

  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Performance Studies
  • Technicalities associated with the theatres

Students also gain practical experience by working on UFV Theatre productions

Who is this course designed for?

If you are creative and interested in learning more about theatre or the performing arts, this course is perfect for you. Regardless if the students are fresh out of high school or are international students, mature students, or even adults, this course is open to all.

Also, note that the applicants do not need to have theatre experience so even if you don’t have, you don’t have to worry!

By the end of the course, the students learn stagecraft skills and the art of theatre communication. They can pursue BA Theatre Major, extended minor, or minor.

All students enrolled in this Program at UFV are expected to maintain acceptable standards of scholarship, specifically a minimum CGPA of 2.00 on all courses.

Subjects of the Program include:

  • Technical Theatre
  • Introduction to Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Theatre Production Practicum
  • Essentials of Acting
  • Introduction to storytelling in Theatre and global communities

Features of this Program

  • A practicum that provides hands-on work experience and industry contacts as well
  • Students can also participate in professional UFV theatre productions and gain hands-on experience
  • Also eligible for financial aid

What is UFV’s ELS or English Language Studies?

This course is designed to improve international students’ English language proficiency and help improve their core language skills such as speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading, vocabulary, writing and grammar. Students can learn English from a basic to an academic level and fulfill their learning goals. All these are literary skills that students need to succeed in academic and professional environments. 

Under the ELS Certificate Program, students will learn to use effective communication strategies, make presentations, use critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and recognize cross-culture similarities and differences to adapt well to a multicultural environment.

ELS classes begin every January, September, and May. Applications are accepted anytime throughout the year and are offered in person and online to increase flexibility.

Click here to apply to UFV online to register for this Program.

Admission requirements for international students

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or minimum 19 years of age before the first day of classes or;
  • Students with university-level credit must have a grade point average of 2.00 on all credits attempted. Students must submit their transcripts in order to substantiate this requirement;
  • Students applying must meet Degree/Diploma level English Language Proficiency requirement (applicants must meet at least one of the following):
    • Students must have completed English 12 or International Baccalaureate English A, Advanced Placement English or equivalent
    • Students must have completed three years of formal full-time study at a secondary or a post-secondary institution where English is the Primary Language of instruction.
    • TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum score of 80 with no section below 19
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score of at least 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5

Click here to learn more about the English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Tuition Fee

This Program is for a total of $20,364 CAD for international students.

Click here to learn more about the fee structure.

What kind of career opportunities do the students have after completing this course?

  • Stage manager, costume designer
  • Students can also work in fields like event promotion, theatre events management, lighting or sound management, scriptwriting, stunt coordination, fundraising, commercial video production, and more.
  • If students master specific skills such as dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, acrobatics, juggling, horseback riding, sword fighting, etc, it may increase their career opportunities.
  • Skills learnt in this course can also be used in other fields like business, public relations, advertising, hospitality, arts administration, or education.

Students should note that if they plan to use the diploma to transfer into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or other programs should consult with the faculty or Advisor to ensure they select electives that meet the requirements of that program.


Scholarships recognize and support exceptional academic achievement. UFV also provides scholarships, leadership awards and bursaries to eligible students. Applicants must have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA unless otherwise stated in the scholarship criteria. 

Leadership Awards recognize outstanding and unpaid service to the University community and/or the community at large, leadership and volunteer work. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for the same.

The applications are accepted once per academic year from March 15 to May 10th. 

Bursaries are need-based and are offered every semester. Application is open from:

  • September 30 – November 30
  • January 15 – March 15
  • May 30 – June 30
  • Trades – September 15 – June 30

Visit the College website for further details.


According to WorkBC, technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts is CAD 66,739 annually. 

The event planners may earn up to CAD 48,136 annually. 

This amount may vary from province to province.

If you are enthusiastic about theatre and want to master these beautiful performing arts, this course is perfect for you!

Click here to apply for the course.

Source: University of Fraser Valley Study Theatre Diploma at UFV Work BC
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