Welcome to School of Creative Arts Showtime

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Arts,

The School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College is in the midst of a period of tremendous growth and transformation.

In March, the institution received the green light to transition to a University. We are currently charting a course towards this exciting new reality.

In April, we received approval to offer a 4-year degree in Animation and Visual Effects. The first cohort of students started the program in September 2018 and classes are moving full speed ahead. We are excited to see the work that these students will produce in the coming years.

And finally, in late September we received approval to offer another 4-year degree in Film, Theatre, and Live Entertainment, with majors in Acting, Film Production, and Live Entertainment Production. The first group of students will begin this new program in the fall of 2019.

These changes to our programs and curriculum will also impact our season over the next few years.

We will continue to showcase the work of our students through 2018-19 with screenings, concerts, and exhibitions, including performances from the RDC Symphonic Winds.

As the programs develop, we will reintroduce our live theatre productions and other opportunities to showcase our students in new and exciting ways. We look forward to sharing our stories through Theatre, Film, Live Events, Animation, and Visual Art for many years to come.

Learning is at the heart of what we do every day at RDC and we are glad you have decided to take the journey with us this year and in the years ahead. Thank you for your continued support.

Jason Frizzell
Dean, RDC's School of Creative Arts