Theatre - Fountain School of Performing Arts
Location: Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue
Room 514
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3772
Fax: (902) 494-2801


The Fountain School of Performing Arts offers many ways to study the theatre or some aspect of it in tandem with other disciplines offered by the university.

  1. You can undertake programs that lead to a university degree: an Honours or Combined Honours BA (120 credit hours) or a BA with Major (120 credit hours);
  2. You can enroll in a Diploma program in Costume Studies (two years) which combines academic study and research skills with creative design interpretation and applied skills;
  3. You can complete a Minor in Theatre to enhance your degree;
  4. You can select certain theatre courses to reinforce and complement your studies in other disciplines offered by the university.

The degree programs involve a curriculum of Theatre courses and a selection of other courses in different disciplines. The University has Academic Regulations which specify how these programs must be arranged. These regulations are all listed earlier in this Calendar, and prospective students should refer to them to become aware of the opportunities offered. There are a surprising number of different ways to arrange one’s studies; recommended here are the paths you can follow if Theatre is your primary interest.


The Fountain School of Performing Arts is located in the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Theatre facilities include one proscenium theatre, two studios, and supporting workshops. Teaching spaces for costume studies are currently located off-campus. The School office is in Room 514 of the Arts Centre.

Because of the work involved, some theatre courses have a limited enrolment. All students wishing to take any practical course in Theatre should, therefore, first consult with the Fountain School.

PLEASE NOTE: Theatre by its nature requires evening work. Students, especially in Acting, Technical Theatre, and Costume courses, are advised not to undertake other evening commitments.

Degree Programs

In addition to the Fountain School requirements listed below, students must satisfy the requirements outlined in the Degree Requirements section of this calendar.