Capilano University and Nimbus School of Recording & Media announce new pathway partnership for Arts and Entertainment Management Diploma

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North Vancouver, B.C. June 8, 2021—Capilano University and Nimbus School of Recording and Media are pleased to announce a new partnership that establishes a pathway for graduates of the Nimbus Advanced Music Industry (AMI) / Music Production, Recording, & Business (MPRB) Diploma programs to apply their academic credits and complete a Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at CapU in 12 months.

“Capilano University’s Arts and Entertainment Management grads are sought after in the marketplace,” says Jennifer Nesselroad, chair, School of Performing Arts at Capilano University. “We’re very excited about this new pathway that allows Nimbus’s highly-skilled graduates to further develop their overall industry-related business skills, gain experience in other arts sectors and have more career opportunities in BC’s booming creative economy.”

Nimbus’s MPBR program is a one-year, immersive learning experience that sets students up with the practical skills necessary to meet industry demand. Taught by industry professionals with one foot in education and the other in music, students learn how to record, produce, collaborate, think critically and create unique entertainment projects. This program replaced Nimbus’s AMI program in 2020. Graduates of both the former AMI and the new MPBR program are eligible for the pathway.

Capilano University’s two-year Diploma in Arts & Entertainment Management program allows students to learn the business side of the arts industry to prepare for careers in the creative field. Students study both not-for-profit and commercial sectors, providing flexibility in career paths and the ability to navigate the complex business structures that exist in creative spaces. Through practicum placements, students gain up to eight months of industry experience and valuable networking with professional arts and entertainment organizations in music, theatre, film, talent agencies, sports, festival or event organizations. Graduates are equipped to balance needs of creatives with the business of the creative industries.

“This partnership is an amazing opportunity for Nimbus students and alumni,” says John Robertson, president of Nimbus School of Recording & Media. “Being able to leverage CapU’s highly experienced instructors, and their wide array of entertainment-based programs, will provide our students with a deeper knowledge of the entertainment industry as a whole.”

CapU and Nimbus are enhancing student mobility with this collaborative articulation transfer agreement. Because Nimbus graduates will earn 16.5 credits towards the Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management, they will be able to graduate from the program in one year of full-time study. Students then have the ability to ladder into CapU’s Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree.

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 94 programs, including bachelor's degrees, in areas as diverse as film, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Sa7plek (Chief Joe Capilano), an important leader of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation of the Coast Salish Peoples. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

About Nimbus School of Recording & Media
Nimbus School of Recording & Media offers intensive project-based learning with a progressive curriculum. This practical and hands-on educational experience is delivered by industry professionals, providing students with the skills and expertise necessary to launch a career in music. At Nimbus, students learn in a positive and immersive studio-driven culture. The Nimbus community is made up of visionaries and storytellers where everyone involved is united by the same passion: to unleash the power of music. The Nimbus campus is located in Vancouver, on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil‐Waututh Nations.

For more information please contact:

Linda Munro                                     Ruth Atherley
Capilano University                          Nimbus School of Recording & Media
t: 604 220 8937                               t: 604 787 7379 (cell); 604 846 8461 (office)
e: lindamunro@capilanou.ca            e: ruth@ahacreative.com
www.capilanou.ca                            www.nimbusrecording.com


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