Training at Rosebud School of the Arts can be anywhere from a four-month exploration to a four-year credential! You will have a chance to sample a range of different art forms and then work towards a specialized focus with apprenticeship opportunities in the theatre.

In all of RSA’s programmes, you will discover that theatre training is about more than theatre. Navigating your way through the rigours and challenges of training leads to a process of self-discovery that invites you to examine who you are and what it is that you are truly meant to do. Training takes place in the context of the wider world, our relationship to fellow human beings, and our calling in the big picture of God’s redemptive work.

Rosebud's rural setting creates space for developing each student's individual expression. RSA graduates are known for speaking with an authentic voice that is relevant to theatres within Alberta and across Canada. No two graduates are alike. Our goal is to train story-tellers willing to engage and explore material that covers the variety of mandates expressed by the wide spectrum of theatres in the province and beyond.

Self discovery is essential to becoming a great storyteller, and this process inevitably leads to a transformation that stays with graduates forever. RSA graduates then plant seeds for further transformation in the communities where they live and work.

The complete professional theatre training programme at RSA requires a 4 year commitment (Theatre Foundations - 1 year and Mentorship - 3 years). In that time students engage in conservatory style training that focuses on acting, movement, voice and body work. At the end of four years, graduates are inducted into the RSA Guild. Guild members - also called Fellows - are committed, passionate and fiercely loyal storytellers with a deep faith in God. Through their story-breathed lives, they bring about cultural change in Alberta, Canada, and beyond.

Be Transformed. Transform Culture.

Video of Movement Foundations

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RSA Mandate

To provide arts training within a community of faith-based artists where students are inspired to become catalysts for transformation in our world.

Unique Features
  • Every year RSA students travel to New York City & Toronto or London (England), and Canada's West Coast to immerse themselves in theatre, workshops, and tours in addition to monthly theatre trips to Calgary.
  • Advanced students audition for apprentice opportunities with Rosebud Theatre.
  • Students train in an inclusive community of Christian artists, each receiving personalized guidance, mentoring, and practical training to prepare them for a career in the performing arts.
  • RSA is nestled in a tranquil river valley where inspiration abounds and students are challenged in their life-long journey of integrating faith and art.