Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts Admission Requirements

    • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent with a minimum average of 72% on all Grade 12 high school subjects.
    • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not 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.
    • Personal interview.
    • Letter of intent.

    For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

  • Admission Notes:

    • Apply online at - Application deadline: April 3, 2018
    • For early admission consideration (recommended), please apply online and submit your letter of intent by January 31, 2018.
    • For regular admission, please apply online and submit your official transcripts and letter of intent by April 3, 2018.
    • All current high school students must email an interim transcript to by the document deadline.
      Current BC high school students should also self-report their grades to the University by logging in to their student account. Information about self-reporting can be found at
    • The letter of intent must be emailed to  It does not need to be in a particular format, should not exceed two pages and should outline the applicant's interest in the program and reason for applying.
    • The interview will take place at the Bosa Centre with a panel of two faculty members. The applicants/students will be evaluated on their demonstrated level of commitment, willingness to learn and ability to model professionalism.
    • Please note that English 100 is a required course in the first term of the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts program. In order to enroll in any English course, students must submit the results of the Capilano University Diagnostic Test (EDT) or the Language Proficiency Index Test (LPI) unless they meet the EDT/LPI exemptions listed in the University calendar or on the Capilano English website.