Education Credit Information

You may be granted an Education Credit if you received a degree or diploma in Acting from one of the qualifying programs listed below.

The Education Credit can be used on a one-time basis to earn a first Qualifying Credit, provided it is registered within one (1) year of graduation; or completion of a course of study from a UBCP/ACTRA approved post-secondary school or institution.

The qualifying programs are:

  • University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Fine Arts/Acting (approved  2011)
  • University of Victoria – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Theatre Acting  (approved 2011)
  • Studio 58 at Langara College – Diploma in Theatre Arts/Acting (approved 2011)
  • Vancouver Film School – Diploma in Acting for Film and Television (approved 2011)
  • New Image College – Film Acting Conservatory, 2-year diploma program (approved 2011)
  • Capilano University – Acting for the Stage and Screen Diploma, or Musical Theatre Diploma (approved 2011)
  • Vancouver Acting School – Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over combined with Comedy Conservatory or Theatre Conservatory (approved 2014)
  • Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (Vanarts) – 1-year Acting for Film and TV Program (approved 2015)
  • Art Institute of Vancouver – Acting Program, completion of all 5 levels (approved 2015)
  • Simon Fraser University – Theatre (Performance Stream) Bachelor of Fine Arts (approved 2021)
  • Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADArts) – Acting for Film & TV Diploma (year 1) combined with Actors Intensive: Working with Directors, Year 2 (approved 2015)
  • Canadian College of Performing Arts – Performing Arts Certificate, Performing Arts Diploma or Applied Performing Arts Diploma (approved 2023)
  • Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA) – Dramatic Arts Program 1 combined with Dramatic Arts Program 2 (approved 2023)

Note: This list does not imply endorsement by UBCP/ACTRA.

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