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

Desktop Publishing
Broadcast Communications
Television Production
A.P. History of Art
A.P. Studio Art


Band (Beginning, Junior, Intermediate)
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 for Language Development
Theatre Performance: Acting
Acting for Film & Television
Theatre Production

Directing & Scriptwriting
Technical Theatre

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

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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