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CapU’s School of Motion Picture Arts is dedicated to inspiring and training a new generation of Canadian talent in the film, TV, animation, gaming and motion picture industries. With enviable studios and state-of-the-art equipment for shooting, digital production, costuming, editing and screening you’ll be empowered to produce original, high quality work for a worldwide audience.

Why study motion picture arts at CapU? 

Located at the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation – CapU’s hub for entertainment arts – we offer a range of programs and courses for people looking for careers in filmmaking, documentary, lighting/grip work, costuming, animation (2D and 3D), visual effects (VFX), games and virtual reality. The Centre also offers one of the only Indigenous filmmaking programs in North America.

Our facilities include virtual reality and motion capture-equipped studios, Cintiq drawing tablets, high-speed render farms, professional filmmaking equipment and 3D printers. It’s a great opportunity to learn the skills required to enter the creative industries.

Vancouver, BC is a world-leading centre for film, VFX, animation, games and virtual reality, with more than 250 production studios creating entertainment properties for film, TV, console, mobile and streaming services.

With more job openings in Vancouver than talent to fill them, there are unparalleled opportunities for skilled people.

WarnerMedia bursary for Indigenous students

Indigenous students registered in CapU film programs — including Documentary, Animation, Costuming, Indigenous Digital Filmmaking, Motion Picture Arts and VFX — are encouraged to apply for a WarnerMedia award.

Hit the Apply Now button to start the application process into any of our film programs. Once accepted, you can apply for the bursary through a direct email to Doreen Manuel (dmanuel@capilanou.ca), director of the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.

The WarnerMedia bursary is here to help Indigenous School of Motion Picture Arts students uplift Indigenous voices in film.

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out Learning Support – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Abigail Kinch BA, MFA
Instructor, Screenwriting
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7137
Bosa Building, room BC243
abigailkinch@capilanou.ca
Adrienne (Denise) Gingrich
Instructor, Costuming for Stage & Screen
School of Motion Picture Arts - Costuming for Stage & Screen Prog
School of Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 2063
Bosa Building, room BC238
dgingrich@capilanou.ca
Andrea Klipp (Malenstyn) BA, M.Sc. (in progress)
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7142
Bosa Building, room BC248
aklipp@capilanou.ca
Anthea Mallinson Dip.Tap., LSDC, BGS
Instructor (CFA VP)
School of Animation - See Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
Capilano University Faculty Association
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7382
Arbutus Building, room AR203
amallins@capilanou.ca
Bill Dwelly
Instructor, VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Digital Visual Effects Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC233
williamdwelly@capilanou.ca
Brendan O'Donnell
Technical Supervisor
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 2171
Bosa Building, room BC021
brendanodonnell@capilanou.ca
Brian Ganter
Instructor
School of Humanities
School of Humanities - English
School of Social Sciences
Women's & Gender Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Motion Picture Arts
Centre for Teaching Excellence

604 986 1911 ext. 2290
Fir Building, room FR412
bganter@capilanou.ca
Claire Queree
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3525
Bosa Building, room BC244
cqueree@capilanou.ca
Danny Nowak
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 990 7868 ext. 7868
Bosa Building, room BC265
dnowak@capilanou.ca
David Brisbin
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7143
Bosa Building, room BC234
dbrisbin@capilanou.ca
David Geary
Instructor, IDF, DOCS, MOPA, INTS & ENGL, Instructor, English
School of Communication
School of Humanities
School of Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7158
Bosa Building, room BC234
davidgeary2@capilanou.ca
David Hauka
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3520
Bosa Building, room BC257
dhauka@capilanou.ca
Debra Rurak BFA
Coordinator/ Instr. Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 7207
Bosa Building, room BC263
debrarurak@capilanou.ca
Doreen Manuel BA, MFA
Dir. Bosa Centre & Inclusive Comm. Progs
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3700
Bosa Building, room BC245
dmanuel@capilanou.ca
Dwayne Beaver AA, MA
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Communication
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7136
Bosa Building, room BC220
dbeaver@capilanou.ca
Earl Kjargaard
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 990 7868 ext. 7868
Bosa Building, room BC007
earlkjargaard@capilanou.ca
Gregory Coyes
Coord, Indigenous Digital Film Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Indigenous Independent Filmmaking
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 990 7904 ext. 7904
Bosa Building, room BC230
gcoyes@capilanou.ca
Harvey LaRocque
Instructor, Indigenous Digital Film Prog
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Indigenous Independent Filmmaking

604 986 1911 ext. 2064
harveylarocque@capilanou.ca
Hope Hatch
Film Studio Technician
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3704
Bosa Building, room BC007
hopehatch@capilanou.ca
Ian Gustafson
Emergency Floor Warden Bosa, , Film Studio Technician
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
MoveUP Union Office
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Film Studio

604 984 4940 ext. 4940
Bosa Building, room BC021
igustafs@capilanou.ca
Jack Silberman
Instructor, Documentary Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Documentary Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3509
Bosa Building, room BC244
jsilberm@capilanou.ca
Jari Osborne
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 3622
Bosa Building, room BC238
jariosborne@capilanou.ca
Jasmin Sahota
Film Centre Assistant
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Costuming for Stage & Screen Prog
School of Motion Picture Arts - Documentary Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Indigenous Independent Filmmaking
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 7267
Bosa Building, room BC208
jasminsahota@capilanou.ca
John (Jackson) Davies
Instructor, Theatre
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts - Theatre
School of Performing Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3626
Bosa Building, room BC242
jdavies@capilanou.ca
John Penhall
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3435
Bosa Building, room BC238
johnpenhall@capilanou.ca
Jordan Hall BA, MA, MFA
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 3513
Bosa Building, room BC244
jordanhall3@capilanou.ca
Karen Matthews BFA (Hons)
Instructor
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3512
Bosa Building, room BC252
kmatte1@capilanou.ca
Karl Herrmann
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 3543
Bosa Building, room BC238
karlherrmann@capilanou.ca
Kat Montagu
Faculty
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7157
Bosa Building, room BC255
katharinemontagu@capilanou.ca
Ki Wight BFA, MFA, PhD
Convenor, WGST/Instructor, CMNS, WGST, MOPA
Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts
School of Communication
School of Social Sciences
Women's & Gender Studies
Capilano University Faculty Association
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3498
Fir Building, room FR542
kwight@capilanou.ca
Lewis Bennett
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3546
Bosa Building, room BC246
lewisbennett@capilanou.ca
Lisa Kolisnyk
Location Sound Instructor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 7137
Bosa Building, room BC239
lisakolisnyk@capilanou.ca
Louise Walters
Film Centre Assistant
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Costuming for Stage & Screen Prog
School of Motion Picture Arts - Documentary Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Indigenous Independent Filmmaking
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 3501
Bosa Building, room BC208
lwalters@capilanou.ca
Michael Thoma BA, MA, PhD
Chair, School of Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3504
Bosa Building, room BC267
mthoma@capilanou.ca
Mila Mattson
MoveUP Local Staff Rep. (Job Steward), Divisional Supervisor
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Costuming for Stage & Screen Prog
School of Motion Picture Arts - Indigenous Independent Filmmaking
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Documentary Program
MoveUP Union Office

604 986 1911 ext. 3500
Bosa Building, room BC275
mmattson@capilanou.ca
Nick Kendall
Coord/Instr, Documentary & Instr, MOPA
School of Motion Picture Arts - Documentary Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7131
Bosa Building, room BC246
nkendall@capilanou.ca
Nick Ogden
Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 990 7868 ext. 7868
Bosa Building, room BC246
nickogden@capilanou.ca
Scott Weber
Instructor
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7137
Bosa Building, room BC239
scottweber@capilanou.ca
Seanna McPherson
Coordinator/Instructor, MOPA
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3508
Bosa Building, room BC261
smcphers@capilanou.ca
Suzanne Friesen
Student Liaison Convenor & Instructor
School of Motion Picture Arts
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Bosa Building, room BC271
suzannefriesen@capilanou.ca
Zitong Gong
School of Motion Picture Arts Technician
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3704
zitonggong@capilanou.ca

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Get in touch with us!

About this program

School of Motion Picture Arts
604 990 7868
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
film@capilanou.ca

About this program

School of Motion Picture Arts
604 983 7516
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
animation@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca