Applied Theatre – Cape Breton University

FACTS

LOCATION: Sydney, Nova Scotia
SCHOOL TYPE: University
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE: 5,500 Students
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, and September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTS AT: $9,812
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTS AT: $18,916
SCHOLARSHIPS: 104 Scholarship(s)
WEBSITE: http://www.cbu.ca
TELEPHONE: (902) 563-1136
TOLL-FREE: (800) 474-7212
FAX: (902) 563-1941
EMAIL: welcome@cbu.ca
ADDRESS: 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

ABOUT

Cape Breton University is an Atlantic Canadian post-secondary education leader with a growing national and international focus. A dynamic and young university, Cape Breton U focuses on quality academic and research excellence, student services, a vibrant campus life, and technology tools to support undergraduate education. Cape Breton U is known for the best of applied learning. Currently home to 3,700 students, our University vision of post-secondary education allows students to pursue dynamic fields of study, both on campus and through distance education, and to design a university education ideally suited for success in the liberal arts, business, science, and technology. Cape Breton U offers our diverse learner population a broad range of degree, diploma, certificate, and skills development training options in an integrated learning environment.

Cape Breton University is located between Sydney and Glace Bay in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the second largest urban centre in Nova Scotia (population 120,000). Popularly known as ‘Nova Scotia’s Masterpiece’, Cape Breton is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations and was recently ranked #2 in the world by National Geographic Traveller Magazine. An island of magnificent rugged scenery, it is occupied by a unique blend of peoples who have maintained and developed a rich, vibrant culture based on their English, French, Celtic, and Mi’kmaq traditions.

Areas of Expertise

Cape Breton U’s faculty is recognized for excellence and quality in university research, teaching, and service to the community. Cape Breton U classes are small in size, ensuring close faculty student interaction. Students are assured that they will receive personal attention from faculty and deans at all times.

On Campus Housing

# Beds Lowest Highest
Co-ed: 465 beds Lowest: $3,200 Highest: $4,420

There are three residences on campus: one dorm style with 152 beds; one apartment style with 123 beds, and one combination of dorm and apartments with 190 beds.

Off Campus Housing

There are many reasonably priced apartments just minutes away from the campus.

Incoming Students

University can be a big adjustment for many students; therefore, Cape Breton University has introduced an education program for first year students taught by senior students entitled University Preparation (UP). Topics covered include time management, building supportive networks, note taking, and study habits.

Career Planning

The Career Services Office provides services to students in co-op and internship programs, as well as support in job searches and career planning for all students.

Sports

Cape Breton University boasts a first class athletic facility, The Sullivan Fieldhouse, with a fitness centre as well as three full sized basketball courts used for various activities. There is also an Olympic sized ice hockey rink on campus. With one of the highest percentages of Academic All Canadian Athletes in the country and the highest per capita athletic funding, Cape Breton U prides itself on tutoring and supporting its athletes’ academic goals.

Activities

There are many on-campus activities for students including the Pit Lounge, which hosts weekly live entertainment and the Boardmore Playhouse, the University’s home for live theatre. There are also many off-campus activities in the community such as movies, swimming, skiing, hiking, golfing, and museums.

Clubs

There are over 70 different societies and clubs on campus ranging from debating to rugby. These societies and clubs are open to all students and the Students’ Union will provide start up fees for the creation of new societies.

Information Technology

Cape Breton University has a modern library containing some 500,000 volumes and 6,000 current periodicals. Through a co-operative arrangement known as NOVANET, the library is linked electronically with all university libraries in Nova Scotia so that books may be readily accessed from any of the 12 participating institutions. All Cape Breton U students have access to a wide range of computing facilities including free Internet accounts. Students living in the University residence have telephones with voice mail service in their rooms at no additional charge. The Beaton Institute is a regional archives and research centre for studies in Cape Breton history, politics, and culture. The Centre for International Studies operates a resource centre with material on international relations, development, and human rights issues.

Cultural

The Cape Breton University art gallery houses an eclectic permanent collection of sculpture, serigraphs, and paintings (estimated value $5 million), including a sketchbook by Pablo Picasso. The Boardmore Playhouse hosts an annual festival of one act plays and many other theatrical and cultural productions throughout the academic year. With an internationally renowned music sector on Cape Breton Island, CBU is proud to play a supporting role in such events as local concerts and ceilidhs, especially the fall Celtic Colours festival, which celebrates the island’s strong Celtic culture and heritage.

Special Services

The Jennifer Keeping Disability Resource Centre is an on-campus support centre for students with physical, mental, and learning disabilities. The Max Bell Centre is home to an on-campus physician, psychologist, and physiotherapist for students.

Affiliated Institutions

In July of 2004, Cape Breton University became the official academic partner with Canadian International College in Cairo, Egypt who will offer portions of some CBU degrees. There are also many articulation agreements with colleges around the globe that allow students to transfer attained credits to Cape Breton University to complete their degree.

International Involvement

Cape Breton U offers more international exchange opportunities than any other university in Eastern Canada. Students may participate in these programs for one or two semesters and credits earned in them are recognized by CBU. In addition, many of CBU’s programs are co-operative, providing salaried work experience for which academic credit is given to supplement classroom study. Students may also choose the internship option for several programs.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are available at any time throughout the year if students are in the area. To book a campus tour, please e-mail welcome@cbu.ca and indicate the date and time you wish to tour the campus.

Other

The Students’ Union offers many services, including a health plan and a course evaluation guide, and manages student social facilities. It also supports a large number of clubs and organizations, in addition to representing student interests at all levels of administration from academic departments to the Board of Governors. The Students’ Union is also the largest employer of students on campus.

ADMISSIONS

Requirements for Canadian Students

Students applying for early fall admission must arrange to have their final Grade 11 marks and proof of registration in their Grade 12 courses (for both semesters where applicable) sent to CBU at the time of application. Admission will be conditional, pending the successful and satisfactory completion of program requirements.

 

All students who are offered early fall admission must submit an official high school transcript to the Admissions Office by June 30 of their graduating year or the offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Requirements for International Students

Cape Breton U actively seeks to increase the number of non-Canadian students in order to enrich the educational and cultural experience for all of its students and faculty. All students seeking admission to Cape Breton U must have completed the equivalent of Nova Scotia’s high school diploma with five Grade 12 university preparatory courses and an average of at least 60%. Students from the United States must have completed a high school university program with 16 points, including four courses in English. SAT or CEEB results must be submitted. Students in the British system must have completed secondary school at the Ordinary level. Students whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language by means of one of the standard test such as TOEFL or MELAB.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Please note: official supporting documents include transcripts, credentials and proof of English Language Proficiency. To be considered official, all documents must come directly from the issuing institution or be a notarized copy of the original. Cape Breton University reserves the right to request the original documents.

Procedure for International Students

International students are advised to submit their applications by March 31. Applicants are urged to submit their applications and all supporting documentation well in advance of the published deadlines, particularly if they are seeking accommodation in the University residences, which have room for 460 students.

Academic Year

Type of System Semester
Entrance Dates January, May, September
Notes: Generally speaking, students may enrol in courses in September or January for either full-time or part-time studies, although the variety of courses available in January is less extensive than in September. Students may also enrol for part-time studies in May. All students are required to take courses in a core program in addition to departmental requirements for their particular degree.
Language of Instruction English

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition Fees

International Students: $2,420 – $17,024

Supplementary Fees 2023 – 2024

Application Fees
Lowest $40
Highest $80

NOTE: Application fee is $40.00 for domestic students and $80.00 for international students.

International Health Plan Fee
Lowest $620
Highest $1,283

NOTE: Mandatory for all international students.

Lab Fees
Lowest $73
Highest $100

NOTE: Only mandatory for courses with lab component.

Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan Fees
Lowest $300
Highest $300

NOTE: Only mandatory for students without prior medical plan.

Scholarships

Canadian Students
Entrance: 150 Lowest: $200 Highest: $30,000
In-School: 55 Lowest: $100 Highest: $5,000

Bursaries

Canadian Students
Entrance: 7 Lowest: $500 Highest: $1,500
In-School: 30 Lowest: $200 Highest: $2,000

Graduate Scholarships

Canadian Students
Entrance: 2 Lowest: $1,000 Highest: $11,840
In-School: 1 Lowest: $1,000 Highest: $1,000

Notes for Canadian Students

Although Cape Breton University offers a large number of scholarships, international students are ineligible until they are in attendance at the institution.

Notes for International Students

Please view ‘Financial Aid Notes for Canadian Students’.

Scholarship Value Deadline Monthly Views
Aquinas, Sister Mary Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Athletic Leadership BursariesCape Breton UniversityAny $1,500 January 15, 2023 Low
Campbell, Michael R. & Evelyn Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 January 15, 2017 Low
Canada (1987) Winter Games Volunteer Commemorative ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
CWL Antigonish Diocesan BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2023 Low
CWL Sacred Heart Parish ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityFrench Language and Literature, General $100 n/s Low
Dairy Queen Entrance AwardCape Breton UniversityBusiness/Commerce, General $200 March 07, 2017 Low
Dubinsky, Newman Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Engineering Degree Related Subjects ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $500 n/s Low
Engineering Diploma Related Subjects ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $400 n/s Low
Gordon, Warren Degree AwardCape Breton UniversityAny $250 n/s Low
Gordon, Warren Diploma AwardCape Breton UniversityAny $250 n/s Low
Hines, Mary C., Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Joy Gift And Jewellery AwardCape Breton UniversityBusiness Administration and Management, GeneralBusiness/Commerce, General $500 n/s Low
Kiech, Michael & Anna Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Association Of Professional Engineers Of Nova Scotia (APENS) ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $1,500 n/s Low
Rise & Follies Of Cape Breton Island ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 March 07, 2017 Low
MacNeil, John Martin, Catherine & Rita BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $1,500 March 07, 2017 Low
Miles, Johnny ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $1,500 March 07, 2017 Low
North Nova Scotia Highlanders Memory Club ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $400 March 07, 2017 Low
Oberoi, R.C. And R.T. Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityPolitical Science and Government, General $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Oland’s ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityHospitality Administration/Management, GeneralTourism and Travel Services Management $500 n/s Low
Reid, William Maurice ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $4,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Wicks, Robert Reverend Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 March 07, 2017 Low
Rossetti ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $2,000 March 01, 2017 Low
Somers, Ronald J. Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $300 January 15, 2017 Low
Steel Centre Credit Union External ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $500 June 30, 2017 Low
Sydney Credit Union ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 April 15, 2023 Low
Chaplain’s AwardCape Breton UniversityAny $100 n/s Low
CBU Entrance ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny n/s March 07, 2017 Low
CBU Faculty/Staff Entrance ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
CBU Awards Of ExcellenceCape Breton UniversityAny n/s n/s Low
CBU Faculty/Staff In Course BursariesCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
CBU Students’ Union In Course Degree ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
Vance, Webb – CAW ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Whitney Credit Union Entrance AwardCape Breton UniversityAny $500 May 15, 2022 Low
Chancellor’s ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $6,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Thayer, Orpha Scott AwardCape Breton UniversityEducation, General $2,500 March 07, 2017 Low
CBU In Course ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny n/s n/s Low
CBU International Student ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny n/s n/s Low
McIntyre, Allister Memorial Trophy And ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
MacIsaac, Rev. Angus J. Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Campbell, Anne Marie Award For Excellence In Creative WritingCape Breton UniversityEnglish Creative Writing $200 April 15, 2017 Low
MacDonald, C.W. Memorial Trophy & ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
Gallivan, Danny Memorial Fund BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Usher, Darren Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
MacKenzie, Dr. Donald J. PrizeCape Breton UniversityCeltic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $200 n/s Low
Epstein, Erwin & Sylvia ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $100 n/s Low
Leith, George PCS AwardCape Breton UniversityFamily and Community Services $500 n/s Low
Moore, Glen Memorial Trophy And ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $2,000 n/s Low
Smith, Glenda Memorial Trophy And ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
McCarthy, John J. Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
MacKay, John Wayne Memorial BursaryCape Breton UniversityAny $500 April 30, 2017 Low
Armishaw, Bert And Zita Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $500 March 07, 2017 Low
Association Of Professional Engineers Of Nova Scotia (APENS) Student Affairs AwardCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $500 n/s Low
Cape Breton Professional Engineers Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $1,000 n/s Low
CBU Students’ Union – Out Of Province ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
CBU Students’ Union Entrance Degree ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 March 07, 2017 Low
Chernin, Marty & Tweedie, Hugh Business ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityBusiness Administration and Management, General $5,000 March 01, 2023 Low
Chernin, Mendel Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityBusiness Administration and Management, General $1,000 n/s Low
Coca Cola ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
Daly, John & Selena ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
Deans’ ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityAny $2,500 March 01, 2017 Low
Deans’ Science Fair ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $2,500 n/s Low
Deturbide, Eugene & Valerie ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $150 April 15, 2017 Low
Dipenta, Cheryl B. Memorial Scholarship For Women In BusinessCape Breton UniversityBusiness Administration and Management, General $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Engineering Technology Related Subject Instructors’ ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $500 n/s Low
Excellence In English Literature ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEnglish Language and Literature, General $1,000 n/s Low
Fergusson, Dr. Donald Celtic 100 Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityCeltic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $500 n/s Low
Fergusson, Dr. Donald Celtic 200 Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityCeltic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $500 n/s Low
Fitzgerald, Art Science ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityBiology/Biological Sciences, GeneralChemistry, GeneralEngineering, GeneralMathematics, GeneralPsychology, General $5,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Fraser ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,500 March 01, 2023 Low
Gillis, Lauchie Entrance Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Gillis, Lauchie In Course Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,500 n/s Low
Harriss, Joan Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityHospitality Administration/Management, GeneralTourism and Travel Services Management $500 n/s Low
Hillman, DarrenCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $200 n/s Low
HSBC Bank Canada Aboriginal Business AwardCape Breton UniversityBusiness Administration and Management, General $1,500 n/s Low
Jost, Marjorie S. ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityCommunication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric $200 n/s Low
Libbey, The Howard And Genevieve (Martin) ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, GeneralMechanical Engineering $5,000 October 15, 2017 Low
Lynch, Dr. Mary A. ScholarshipCape Breton UniversitySpeech-Language Pathology/Pathologist $600 n/s Low
MacDonald, Mary Catherine “Kaye” AwardCape Breton UniversityCeltic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics $500 n/s Low
Magna International Award For Excellence In Manufacturing TechnologyCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $5,000 n/s Low
Marquis ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $3,000 March 01, 2023 Low
Marshall, Murdena ScienceScholarshipCape Breton UniversityBiology/Biological Sciences, GeneralChemistry, GeneralNatural SciencesNursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)Physics, GeneralPublic Health, General (MPH, DPH),More… $500 n/s Low
Michalik, Dr. Paula And Sneddon, Dr. David Chemistry ScholarshipsCape Breton UniversityChemistry, General $600 n/s Low
Morrison, Angus “GUS” Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityHistory, General $500 n/s Low
Morrison, Kathryn Helen Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityInformation Technology $500 April 15, 2017 Low
Polegato, Lino Dean ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $500 March 07, 2017 Low
President’s ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $5,000 March 01, 2023 Low
Ryder,The Harry Memorial Engineering ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $1,500 n/s Low
TD Canada Trust ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 n/s Low
Terrio-Cameron, Lulu Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $500 March 07, 2017 Low
Trans-Atlantic Preforms Limited ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $1,000 n/s Low
Walker, Margaret Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,000 March 07, 2017 Low
Webb, Father John G. Social Work ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEducation, General $1,500 April 30, 2017 Low
Wood, Walker Foundation ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityAny $1,500 March 07, 2017 Low
Wood, Walker Foundation Aboriginal AwardsCape Breton UniversityBusiness/Commerce, GeneralSocial Sciences, General $1,500 March 07, 2017 Low
Yates, The Honorable Mr. Justice George Scholarship FundCape Breton UniversityBusiness Administration and Management, General $1,000 n/s Low
Canadian Federation Of University Women/Cape Breton BursaryCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $500 January 15, 2017 Low
MacDonald, C. W. Memorial BursariesCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low
Canadian Federation Of University Women/Cape Breton Women In Engineering AwardCape Breton UniversityEngineering, General $1,000 March 01, 2017 Low
Harvey,The Marvin Memorial ScholarshipCape Breton UniversityEducation, General $1,500 n/s Low
Magna International Scholarship For Excellence In Engineering TechnologyCape Breton UniversityEngineering Technology, General $3,000 n/s Low
MacDonald, C. W. Memorial BursariesCape Breton UniversityAny $500 January 15, 2017 Low

ALL PROGRAMS

  • Accounting BBA Bachelor
  • Anthropology Bachelor
  • Applied Theatre Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Arts Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Arts Community Studies Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Education Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Science Bachelor; Co-op
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Bachelor; University Transfer
  • Bachelor of Technology (Nautical Science) Bachelor
  • Biology Bachelor
  • Celtic Culture (Concentration) Bachelor
  • Chemical Bachelor
  • Chemical (Advanced) Bachelor
  • Chemistry Bachelor
  • Communication Bachelor
  • Economics BBA (Concentration) Bachelor
  • Electronics and Controls (Advanced) Bachelor
  • Engineering (Transfer) Diploma
  • Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Engineering: Chemical Bachelor; University Transfer
  • Engineering: Civil Bachelor; University Transfer
  • Engineering: Electrical Bachelor; University Transfer
  • Engineering: Environmental Bachelor; University Transfer
  • Engineering: Industrial Bachelor; University Transfer
  • Engineering: Mechanical Bachelor; University Transfer
  • English Bachelor
  • Environmental Studies Bachelor
  • Finance BBA (Concentration) Bachelor
  • Folklore Bachelor
  • History Bachelor
  • Human Resources BBA (Concentration) Bachelor
  • Legal Studies BBA (Concentration) Bachelor
  • Manufacturing Bachelor; Online; Distance
  • Marketing BBA Bachelor
  • Mathematics Bachelor
  • Mi’kmaq Studies Bachelor
  • Music Bachelor
  • Petroleum Bachelor
  • Philosophy Bachelor
  • Political Science Bachelor
  • Psychology Bachelor
  • Religious Studies Bachelor
  • Sociology Bachelor
  • Sport and Physical Activity Leadership Bachelor; Honours
  • Supply Chain Management BBA Bachelor

CONTACT US

Admissions for Canadian Students
Recruitment
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS   B1P 6L2
Canada
Tel: (902) 563-1136
Toll Free: (800) 474-7212
Fax: (902) 563-1941
Website: http://www.cbu.ca
Email: welcome@cbu.ca

Admissions for International Students
Recruitment
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS   B1P 6L2
Canada
Tel: (902) 563-1136
Toll Free: (800) 474-7212
Fax: (902) 563-1941
Website: http://www.cbu.ca
Email: welcome@cbu.ca

General Contact Information
Recruitment
1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS   B1M 1A2
Canada
Tel: (902) 563-1136
Toll Free: (800) 474-7212
Fax: (902) 563-1941
Website: http://www.cbu.ca
Email: welcome@cbu.ca

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