Nestled in the North Shore mountains and a mere 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Capilano University is a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts and urbanites alike.
Now in its 50th year, the university is best known for its jazz, film, animation and performing arts programs. In 2017, seven alumni from the jazz program and two faculty members were nominated for Juno Awards. Meanwhile, alumni worked on Oscar-winning animated films, like Disney’s Zootopia. In addition, a short film made by a Motion Picture Arts student was included in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival for the second year in a row.
Capilano’s programs for paralegal, early childhood care and education, music therapy and design are also highly regarded. Last year, it launched a pilot project to help bring occupational health and physiotherapist services to remote Indigenous communities in the province. Capilano has student residences located about five minutes from its North Vancouver campus. The campus is also home to a 372-seat theatre that hosts a range of jazz, roots and classical performances along with six to seven theatrical productions each year.
With an average of 25 students per class, students at Capilano receive individual attention. The B.C. Student Outcomes survey found 97 per cent of bachelor degree students were satistfied with their education, one of the top two ratings in British Columbia.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-grad)||Residence offerings|
|Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students)||$2,605-$14,290||$3,907- $18,920||$1,172-$10,838||$6,547||Yes|
• North American Business Management: International students with a bachelor’s degree can develop the language skills, connections and tools needed to thrive
in North America.
• Motion Picture Arts: Through a series of filmmaking projects, students learn screenwriting, editing and more in this bachelor degree.
• Early Childhood Care & Education: The only full bachelor’s degree in this field in Western Canada, this is offered in a variety of ways including online and summer-intensive options.
• Business Administration
• Motion Picture Arts
• Early Childhood Care and Education
• Tourism Management