School of Motion Picture Arts

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.

We have hired many of their graduates and are strong supporters.

Jennifer Twiner McCarron
CEO of Thunderbird Entertainment
Playback’s 2018 Exec of the Year

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Commons – 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
David Geary
Coordinator, MOPA/Instructor MOPA & IIDF, Insructor, English
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Humanities
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7158
Bosa Building, room BC234
davidgeary2@capilanou.ca
Doreen Manuel
Director Bosa Centre for Film & Anim.
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 3700
Bosa Building, room BC245
dmanuel@capilanou.ca
Hilary Moses BFA (Hons), MA Candidate
Convenor, Anim.Fund. / Instr, Anim & VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC226
hilarymoses@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
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
Kathleen Bolton
Divisional Supervisor
Dean's Office - Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts
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. 3500
Bosa Building, room BC275
kathleenbolton@capilanou.ca
Lisa Kolisnyk
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
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
Nicholas Carlin
Film Studio Technician
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Film Studio

604 986 1911 ext. 3518
Birch Building, room BR021
nicholascarlin@capilanou.ca
Patti Poskitt
Coord/Instr., Motion Picture Arts Prog.
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7156
Bosa Building, room BC239
patriciaposkitt@capilanou.ca
Sky Morfopoulos
Asst.to Director Bosa Centre Film & Anim, Emergency Floor Warden BOSA
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - 2D Animation
School of Motion Picture Arts - 3D Animation for Film and Games
School of Motion Picture Arts - Animation Fundamentals
School of Motion Picture Arts - Costuming for Stage & Screen Prog
School of Motion Picture Arts - Digital Visual Effects Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Documentary Program
School of Motion Picture Arts - Indigenous Independent Filmmaking

604 986 1911 ext. 7169
Bosa Building, room BC271
skymorfopoulos@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this school?

School of Motion Picture Arts

Film programs
604 990 7868
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
film@capilanou.ca

School of Motion Picture Arts

Animation programs
604 983 7516
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
anim@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca