Additional Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, some of our creative arts programs have additional admission requirements. Check your program below!

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment

As part of the application process applicants to the acting major must complete a successful audition, while applicants to the production majors must complete a successful interview. Each year auditions and interviews are held to select the best candidates for each of our majors. We use the auditions and interview process to assess whether the program is a good fit with your academic and career goals, as well as to assess your suitability as a candidate for the program. Choose your major for detailed instruction:

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

As part of the application process applicants must submit a Career Investigation Report. The Career Investigation Report is meant to ensure that you have a basic understanding of the 3D animation and visual effects industry and that the program is a good fit for your goals, as well as to assess your suitability as a candidate for the program.

Career Investigation Report instructions will be emailed directly to you after your application has been processed. The first round of Career Investigation Reports are due by January 31, 2019. Space is limited to 22 students and therefore we encourage that you apply early.

Visual Art Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Art (University Transfer)

There are no additional requirements for admission to our visual art programs...this means that we do not require a portfolio submission! After submitting your application you will receive email and mail communication within 3-4 weeks.


You asked...

  • How do I schedule my interview or audition?

Please email creativearts [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca or phone 403.342.3516 to make arrangements for your audition/interview.  Dates and times are provided in the links above. You are encouraged to schedule early as space is limited.

  • Where do I submit my Career Investigation Report?

Completed Career Investigation Reports can be emailed directly to creativearts [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.

  • What information will I need to provide to schedule my audition or interview?

You will be asked to provide your name, e-mail, telephone contact number and your RDC Student Identification Number. Your RDC students ID will be located in the letter mailed to you from the Office of the Registrar.

  • Is it possible to audition or interview off-campus?

Auditions and interviews are held on RDC's main campus, unless otherwise stated. Candidates are strongly encouraged to audition or interview in-person whenever possible.  We understand that travel can be expensive and if you live more than 300 kilometers from Red Deer please contact the School of Creative Arts at creativearts [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca or 403.342.3516 to make alternative arrangements.

  • What if I applied to two different majors?

If you have applied to more than one major (e.g. 1st choice Live Entertainment Production, 2nd choice Film Production) you will need to book and complete separate auditions and/or interviews for each major. When scheduling your interview(s) and/or audition please clearly identify the date(s) and time(s) you prefer for both majors.


For more information please email creativearts [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca