Briercrest College

Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts-Theatre at Crandall University
Rosebud School of the Arts' transfer agreement with Crandall University offers RSA students an opportunity to transfer two years, or up to sixty credit hours, toward a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts with a major in Theatre.

Thirty-nine credit hours are applied to the major requirements of the BA in Communication Arts, while the other 21 credits are awarded as free electives.

Crandall is a Christian university in New Brunswick with a long history and reputation for academic excellence. Its mission is to transform lives through quality university education firmly rooted in the Christian faith.

In turn Crandall students train at RSA for an entire year, while they work toward their degree in Communication Arts. Students immerse themselves in theatre classes while contributing backstage to the operations of Rosebud Theatre. Crandall students are welcome to join the RSA Study Trips to Canada's West Coast, New York City, or London, England. There is an optional program extension through the summer months by performing with the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, AB. The course work culminates in a Certificate in Theatre Foundations from RSA, while thirty credits are transferred toward the student's degree at Crandall.
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Rosebud School of the Arts students have successfully transferred credit on a case-by-case basis with the following universities: University of Winnipeg, Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC), King’s University (Edmonton, AB), University of Lethbridge, Rocky Mountain College (Calgary, AB) and University of Western Scotland (Ayr, Scotland).

RSA has two formal transfer agreements in place. Two years at RSA is directly transferable to a four-year Bachelor's degree in Communications with a major in Theatre Arts at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick. One year at RSA is transferable to Briercrest College in Caronport, Saskatchewan. See menu options above for more information.

RSA is a partner school with The King's College in New York City, allowing students to transfer one semester's worth of study to their RSA credential.


In Mentorship Level 1 students begin to focus their training on a specific field of study within theatre.
  • Students design their curriculum by selecting from a wide range of courses, including private acting and vocal coaching, choir, scene study, movement, voice, directing, design, writing, theatre history, and topics in technical theatre. Course selection may vary from year to year as RSA tailors the curriculum around individual students and their interests.
  • In addition to course work, students are involved in two productions on the Studio Stage. Students perform in the shows under the guidance of an experienced director and stage manager while taking on production responsibilities in set, costumes, props and/or lighting under the supervision of production advisors.
  • MP1 students also participate in their first International Theatre Trip to London or New York. A diploma is awarded upon completion of Mentorship Level 1.

In Mentorship Level 2 students continue to study their chosen discipline, building on their previous year’s learning. In the MP2 year, students start to work more independent of their classmates,  auditioning and participating in Rosebud Theatre and RSA productions and student projects. They also participate in the second International Theatre Trip to London or New York.

In Mentorship Level 3 students begin preparations for work in the theatre industry. While they continue with advanced courses from previous years, this is a time for internships, job shadowing, networking or leadership positions. All students produce a Final Project of their choice. Students continue to mentor with Rosebud Theatre as they prepare to graduate as emerging artists.

Upon completion of all three years of the Mentorship Programme, students are inducted into the Rosebud School of the Arts Guild as Fellows of Rosebud School of the Arts (F.R.S.A.).


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