Admission requirements include the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission into this program.

Along with academic criteria, you will need to ensure additional admission criteria are met.


You must meet the following requirements to apply for Fall 2020 intake.

This program is competitive.

Programs are considered competitive when other admission criteria such as letters of reference, portfolios, auditions or resumes are required.

These requirements must be received and assessed before a decision on your application can be made. Follow the guidelines supplied by your program to complete and submit these items as soon as possible.

Categories of admission

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Four subjects from Group A, B, C or D

Learn more about Group A, B, C or D courses


  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices.
  • A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines.
  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any credit combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects).

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term.

Applicants must have the following:

  • ELA 30-1 or 30-2 with a minimum grade of 50 percent (or equivalent)

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at

Learn more about English language proficiency

To be evaluated through the Program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants are required to submit a program questionnaire (in 500 – 1000 words):

  • Why they are interested in the program
  • The career that they are seeking through the completion of this program
  • A description of the last theatre production they attended


Applicants offered admission are required to complete Standard First Aid certification (including Level C CPR) by the beginning of the intake term.

How to apply

We want your admission experience to be successful and straightforward. To help you along the way, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to the admission process.