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Capilano University

Capilano University is located a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver on the slopes of the North Shore. The University’s Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts provides students the opportunity to develop skills for a successful career in fields as diverse as film, animation, jazz or theatre. The University is recognized for their unique programs in the entertainment arts. The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts offers specialized programs in costuming, textile arts, graphic design and illustration and more. Capilano University offers credentials from certificates through degree, as well as introductory and specialized summer programs.

The University’s Mission Statement

“We are a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.”


IDEA School of Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

School of Performing Arts

  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Music In Jazz Studies 
  • Jazz Studies diplomas
  • Diploma in Music
  • Conducting in Music certificate 
  • Arts and Entertainment Management diploma 
  • Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management certificate 
  • Acting for Stage and Screen diploma 
  • Acting for Stage and Screen certificate 
  • Musical Theatre diploma 
  • Technical Theatre diploma 


School of Motion Picture Arts

  • Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts
  • Motion Picture Arts diploma 
  • Motion Picture Arts certificate 
  • Cinematography for Film and Video certificate 
  • Digital Visual Effects diploma
  • Documentary certificate
  • Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking diploma (IIDF)
  • Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking certificate (IIDF)
  • Costuming for Stage and Screen diploma
  • Grip Work for Digital Imaging and Film
  • Lighting for Digital Imaging and Film
  • 2D Animation & Visual Development diploma
  • 3D Animation for Film & Games diploma
  • Animation Fundamentals citation