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We at ECA believe in the capacity of the human spirit to CREATE, CONNECT and TRANSFORM. Through the intensive study of music, dance, theatre, writing or the visual arts, ECA students learn alongside practicing artists and peers as they discover their creative potential. At ECA, we question and collaborate, play and perform, as we explore ourselves and our world.

OUR FACULTYOur instructors are practicing artists and professionals who are committed to supporting you as you discover your creative potential. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and work as: actors, choreographers, composers and conductors, dancers, digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, painters, photographers, poets, screenwriters and so much more.

To start the application process, go to the "Start an Application" dropdown menu on [the top left of this page] and select the department to which you want to apply. A few notes:

  • Grab a parent when you're ready to begin your application - you'll need their information.  Parents will need to create an account, before any applicants under the age of 16 years old can apply. 
  • If you are a Parent/Teacher/Guidance Counselor assisting a student with applying, please see this video for help with setting up your accounts.
  • CREATIVE WRITING APPLICANTS: you will notice that the Acceptd Platform does not currently have a Creative Writing discipline option when you create an account (their development team is currently working to change this). In the meantime, feel free to select any of the listed disciplines as it will not affect your ECA application. Once logged in, you can select the Creative Writing Application and continue to apply as normal. 
  • You can save your work along the way and log back in to complete it at any time.
  • Applications close on February 10, 2024

For assistance with technical issues, please visit/submit a request to the Acceptd Applicant Support Desk. 

For other questions, please contact

All the best,