Education Credit Information

You may be granted an Education Credit if you received a degree or diploma in Acting – which  includes at least 1,000 hours of performance-based work – from a qualifying institution. Completion of a course of studies from schools and post-secondary schools and institutions may be used to earn a first credit, provided it is applied for within one year of completion.

If your credit has expired, you may write to the Membership Committee to explain why you failed to register your credit on time, and request that it be validated. To contact the Membership Committee, or if you have any questions regarding your Education Credit please send an email to (attach any relevant documents).

The qualifying programs are:

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

This list does not imply endorsement by UBCP/ACTRA.

The list of qualifying institutions is subject to change at any time at the discretion of UBCP/ACTRA. Other schools may meet the eligibility requirements but have not applied. This list will be updated as schools apply and satisfy the criteria to qualify for the Education Credit.

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