International students are most welcome at Rosebud School of the Arts in our Open Studies Programme for six months. We offer a breadth of training in a vibrant community of Christian artists, preparing you for artistic leadership in the place where God calls you.  Rosebud School of the Arts has welcomed students from Malaysia, Slovakia, Uganda, Thailand, Sweden, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and U.S.A. Although the application process may take a little longer, we will offer support along the way.

English language proficiency

RSA requires that students demonstrate an adequate level of speaking and writing in English. Students need to understand English sufficiently to participate in all aspects of classes, including lectures, reading, writing, and discussion. English competency is assessed through the interview and written component of the application process.

Study Permit

Students are not able to study with Rosebud School of the Arts for any period longer than six months, so a study permit is not required. The process of entering Canada and obtaining a study permit is described in detail on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca. The work of obtaining a study permit rests with the student, but we will help you when you get stuck. Please read through all the instructions on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website and contact us with questions.

Health Insurance

Students from countries other than Canada are required to obtain health care insurance. Students who intend to stay in Alberta for 12 month of longer are eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Program (AHCIP). See http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/temporary-residents.html. Students who intend to stay in Alberta for less than 12 months are strongly encouraged to purchase adequate medical coverage before arrival.


For more information or assistance applying to Rosebud School of the Arts, please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 403-677-3000 ext. 232.


Payment Method
Reception Desk: cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa. Cheques made out to Rosebud School of the Arts.
Box Office: debit, MasterCard, Visa.
eTransfer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Send a separate email with the password.

Receipts Receipts are issued upon request for payment made. Tax receipts (T2202, T2202A) are issued in the student’s name before the end of February for authorized tuition and fees assessed and paid during the previous tax year. No receipts are given for any funds which are still outstanding until these are paid in full.

TUITION 2019 - 2020

Open Studies - $7,950


International students pay tuition through an installment plan:

$795 - 10% Tuition Deposit. Due date June 30, 2019
$1987.50 - 25% First Installment. Due date September 3, 2019
$1987.50 - 25% Second Installment. Due date December 21, 2019
$3,180 - 40% Final Installment. Due date April 25, 2020

FEES 2019-2020

Theatre Alberta $25
Library and Equipment $130
Student Aid $150
Study Trip (West Coast) $1,450
Shows Prepaid $400
Textbooks Prepaid $400
If shows or textbooks exceed this amount, students will be invoiced for the overage, while left over funds will be reimbursed at the end of the school year. 
TOTAL $2,555



Full payment is made on the first day of term for mandatory fees and shows and textbooks:

$1,290 - Fall term due date September 3, 2019
$1,165 - Winter term due date January 7, 2020


  1. Students will be dismissed from the programme if tuition and fees are not paid by the deadline.
  2. Official acknowledgement of programme completion is withheld until outstanding accounts with Rosebud School of the Arts are paid in full.
  3. Transcripts and evaluations will not be released until outstanding accounts have been paid in full.


  1. Should Rosebud School of the Arts cease to exist, any tuition fees for the non-delivered portion of the course will be reimbursed in full.
  2. Should a designated RSA programme (Theatre Foundations, Mentorship 1, 2, 3, Music Internship, Open Studies) cease to run, any tuition fees for the non-delivered portion of the course will be reimbursed in full.
  3. In the event that a student is expelled or withdraws from the programme, there is no refund of tuition paid through the installment plan.
  4. Tuition refund for an international student will be paid to the student, individual or organization that originally paid the tuition.

Mandatory fees and study trip fees will not be refunded.
Credit on the Show and Textbook Account will be refunded.


Accommodation   $450 x 8 months = $3,600
Clothing and Supplies   $250 x 8 months = $2,000
Food  $250 x 8 months = $2,000
Phone & Internet $100 x 8 months = $   800
TOTAL    $8,400