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Fine & Applied Arts

Find your calling in our creative programs spanning the areas of film, television, theatre, music, costuming, design, animation and arts management.

Jennifer Nesselroad, Acting Dean, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
When you enroll in a Fine and Applied Arts program, you are joining a family. Our faculty are industry leaders and will provide encouragement and mentorship throughout your journey of artistic expression. You'll graduate with the hands-on skills and experience to be in-demand and a network to support you in your career in the creative industries.
Jennifer Nesselroad, Acting Dean

Learning from internationally recognized professionals who have won numerous international awards including Oscars, Emmys, Junos and Jessies, you'll gain the skills you need to get into B.C.'s film, performing arts, animation and design industries.  

Many programs in the Fine & Applied Arts faculty include practicum placements, so you'll be ready to start your career before walking across the stage to get your credential.

Schools in the Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts

Whether you're looking to make your living on or off-stage, there is a program for you in the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at CapU.

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IDEA School of Design

Become a designer and build an impressive portfolio in design, with training in art direction, illustration, publishing and more.

Study Design at CapU
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School of Motion Picture Arts

Get behind the camera and learn the art of film from mentors who know the industry. If you yearn to be at TIFF, VIFF or Cannes, start here.

Study Film at CapU
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School of Performing Arts

If you’re a performer, want to teach the next generation of musicians or see yourself on the business side of the arts, find your place here.

Study performing arts at CapU

Featured program

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Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts

Gain the tools to become a filmmaker learning in our state-of-the-art facilities. Improve your skills in writing, producing, cinematography and more.

Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts Degree

Fine & Applied Arts Fast Facts

90%

CapU Fine & Applied Arts grads recommend attending CapU

25

students per class

26

different program options

1,000+

students enrolled in Fine & Applied Arts programs

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Costuming student working on their project.
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Jazz students performing at A Tribute to Bird and Diz.