The complete professional theatre training programme at RSA requires a 4 year commitment (Certificate Programme - 1 year; Mentorship Programme - 3 years). In that time students engage in conservatory style training that focuses on acting, movement, voice and body work, and are encouraged to find their own authentic expression; one where their own individuality is highlighted. Their individual authentic voice is what RSA graduates are known for. Our rural setting allows more focus to be put on the development of student's individual expression with the hope of providing unique passionate voices that are relevant to theatres within Alberta and across Canada. Our goal is to train story-tellers willing to engage and explore material that covers the variety of mandates expressed by the wide spectrum of theatres in the province and beyond.
To provide arts training within a community of faith-based artists where students are inspired to become catalysts for transformation in our world.
- Every year RSA students travel to New York City & Toronto or London (England), and Canada's West Coast to immerse themselves in theatre, workshops, and tours in addition to monthly theatre trips to Calgary.
- Advanced students apprentice with Rosebud Theatre.
- Students train in an inclusive community of Christian artists, each receiving personalized guidance, mentoring, and practical training to prepare them for a career in the performing arts.
- RSA is nestled in a tranquil river valley where inspiration abounds and students are challenged in their life-long journey of integrating faith and art.