Visual & Performing Arts

Burnaby School District offers the most diverse Visual and Performing Arts Program in all of British Columbia. Students have a wide range of courses to choose from. Burnaby is well known for the high quality of its music program and is the only school district in British Columbia to have music specialists at the elementary school level.

Many Burnaby students have won scholarships to prestigious dance academies, art institutes and music conservatories.

Visual and Performing Arts courses offered by Burnaby School District include:


  • Visual Art 2D (Drawing and Painting)
  • Visual Art 3D 9/10 (Sculpture and Ceramics)
  • Fabric Arts
  • Visual Art 2D (Graphics)
  • Media Arts
  • Television Production
  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Broadcast Communications
  • Video
  • Television Production
  • Photojournalism
  • A.P. History of Art
  • A.P. Studio Art


  • Band (Beginning, Junior, Intermediate)
  • Orchestra
  • Jazz Band (Junior, Intermediate)
  • Concert Choir (Junior, Intermediate)
  • Junior Vocal Jazz
  • Music Technology
  • Instrumental Music, Concert Band
  • Instrumental Music, Jazz Band
  • Instrumental Music, Orchestra
  • Choral Music, Concert Choir
  • Choral Music, Vocal Jazz
  • Music Composition & Technology
  • Music Leadership A.P. Music

Theatre, Drama & Dance

  • Drama
  • Drama for Language Development
  • Theatre Performance: Acting
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Theatre Production
  • Directing & Scriptwriting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Dance

*Not all courses are offered by all schools at all times