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School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Motion Picture Arts
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Directing and Theatrical Production
Film/Cinema Studies
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Description:Lights. Camera. Action! Come and learn from industry professionals at CapU?s state-of-the-art Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Combine practice with theory to create magic.

We'll give you all the tools to build your technical knowledge and creative confidence. You'll learn the theory and history of cinema and develop your critical thinking skills. At the same time you'll work through and gain skills in the different technical departments.

Your collaboration with fellow students on a variety of projects will give you the chance to try out different filmmaking roles as you decide on your focus. You'll be working with up-to-date professional equipment that includes an 8000 sq. ft. sound stage, 3D camera rigs and a 3D editing lab.

Starting in Fall 2021, students in the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts (BMPA) program will have the option to pursue a concentration in Film Producing. This new offering allows students to graduate with specific, career-ready skills to enhance their job search and career trajectory specifically in producing and film business affairs.
URL:Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $16,781
International: $31,685

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.
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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have high school graduation (Grade 12). Applicants are also required to have English Studies 12, English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent with a minimum average of 75% on all Grade 12 high school subjects.

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      Applicants are required to attend a personal interview, submit a letter of intent, and complete an entrance questionnaire.

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Cost Notes : Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

      * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 10, 2021

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