Undergraduate

Fall 2018

Program entry for all levels for Dance, Film, Music, Theatre Performance, Theatre Production & Design, and Visual Art BFAs is by audition, interview, or portfolio. Depending on the Program Area, the audition, interview, or portfolio review will occur from February to April. Entry into Art, Performance & Cinema Studies is based on GPA only. Please scroll down for Program Area-specific information. As our programs are cohort based, students usually start our programs in the Fall. Those interested in January or May start dates should contact us for a review of the specific details. Please contact Dean Lastoria (lastoria@sfu.ca) to discuss your options.

Admissions to SFU

The application deadline for the 2018 Fall Semester at SFU for all students is February 28, 2018. You can find SFU's Admissions Requirements HERE and you can Apply to SFU online HERE. Most of our programs have secondary application deadlines prior to this. Please see below.

Upcoming Tours

Please check our Events Page for any upcoming SCA Tours, lead by Dean Lastoria.

Apply to SFU First

Students for Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, or Visual Art must have applied to SFU prior to the Audition/Interview/Portfolio process. This does not mean that you must be admitted to SFU... you probably won’t be admitted yet and that’s OK. Shortly after you fill out the SFU Admissions form, you will be given a 9-digit reference number (eg. 303333333) and you will need that to take the next step in the process.

You can find SFU's Admissions Requirements HERE and you can Apply to SFU online HERE.

Grades

SFU Admissions will post a competitive GPA for admission each semester. The School for the Contemporary Arts will take students' Audition/Interview/Portfolio into account in the application process and make recommendations to Admissions where appropriate. Our School expects students in our majors to maintain a 3.0 Program GPA during the course of their studies at SFU. That is a B average in all Contemporary Arts (CA) courses.

DANCE

Entry is by audition. Auditions will take place Friday, February 16 and Monday, April 16, all days beginning at 9am. Please e-mail ca@sfu.ca to book your time.

It is a full day with a class in the morning and an interview in the afternoon. It is strongly recommended that you attend the audition, but if you cannot attend, please contact Dean Lastoria (lastoria@sfu.ca) to discuss your options. 

Audition by Video Instructions: Download PDF.

Find out more about the Dance program HERE.

FILM

The process to apply for the Film program is a questionnaire followed by an interview. Film questionnaires can be submitted by either January 15 or April 1. A phone or in-person interview will follow later based on a review of the questionnaire. Please note, unsuccessful applicants who have submitted their questionnaires in January will be reconsidered in April so there is no need to re-submit.

Film Questionnaire: Download PDF.

Based on the results of the submitted questionnaire, a phone or in-person interview will follow later for approximately half the students who have applied. Click here for the Film FAQ.

Find out more about the Film program HERE.

MUSIC

Entry to music is by Questionnaire, which can be submitted by either January 15 or April 1. After Questionnaires are reviewed, prospective students will be contacted about a possible music theory placement test.

If you are from outside the BC Lower Mainland, we can send the test to teachers or counselors who would be willing to supervise a 45 minute test, or if you have post-secondary music credit and extensive composition experience, please contact Dean Lastoria (lastoria@sfu.ca) for information on submitting a portfolio for a placement assessment.

Music Questionnaire: Download PDF.

SCA Music Placement Exam

Please contact ca@sfu.ca for an individual sitting time for the music placement exam. 

Find out more about the Music program HERE.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE

Prospective Performance students can audition in-person at the following locales and dates:

PLEASE CHECK BACK

Please email ca@sfu.ca to book your time locally and to find out more information about precise audition times and locations.

Audition by Video: Prospective students are strongly encouraged to audition in person if possible. If this is not possible, video audition applications are considered. Click here for Theatre Performance Program Instructions for Exceptional Audition by Video PDF.

Students from high school, or without post-secondary theatre courses, will audition for entry into the first year of the program; students with post-secondary theatre transfer credit will audition for entry into the second year of the program. Please contact our please contact Dean Lastoria (lastoria@sfu.ca) To discuss your options.

Find out more about the Theatre Performance program HERE.

THEATRE PRODUCTION & DESIGN

All prospective Production & Design students will submit an online questionnaire either January 15 or April 1.

Production and Design Questionnaire Downloads: High School PDF | Post Secondary PDF

Find out more about the Theatre Production & Design program HERE.

VISUAL ART

All prospective Visual Art students’ portfolios will be due January 15 or April 1. Students will be interviewed after submitting a PDF portfolio with images and written responses. Please note, unsuccessful applicants who have submitted their portfolios in January will be reconsidered in March, so there is no need to re-submit.

Visual Art Questionnaire Downloads: High School PDF | Post Secondary PDF

Find out more about the Visual Art program HERE.

ART, PERFORMANCE & CINEMA STUDIES

Prospective students can submit a questionnaire by either January 15 or April 1.

Art, Performance and Cinema Studies Questionnaire: Download PDF.

Find out more about the Art, Performance & Cinema Studies program HERE.

Take a tour of the SCA at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Here's SCA alumni Milton Lim with a video introduction to the SCA. If you'd like an in-person tour, please contact Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention coordinator, at lastoria@sfu.ca, and we'll see what we can arrange.

Print